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Robotic scientists can do lab work faster


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Scientists at the University of Liverpool used a robotic colleague during the lockdown.

The robotic scientist worked in their lab throughout lockdown.

Works around the clock and doesn't get bored, tired, works around the clock.

Can speed up the progress of research and scientific discovery.

Helps socially distancing scientists continue their search for solutions to global challenges.

Need to use robotics, artificial intelligence and advanced computing as a part of post-COVID strategy.

Does not mean that machines will be able to replace human scientists

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Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool


Post-doctoral researcher at University of Liverpool


Head of Research & Innovation at Royal Society of Chemistry since 2018