Key points from article :
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.