Robotics have long been used in manufacturing to automate extremely complex processes reliably and rapidly. But those systems were designed to perform specific, repetitive tasks in factories that were built to accommodate robots.
Argonne National Laboratory is transforming the future of laboratory science with our exploration into autonomous discovery. This initiative centers on the idea that self-driving labs can streamline processes, save resources, and accelerate the pace of discovery.
Our program harnesses the power of artificial intelligence — including robotics, machine learning, simulations and more — to aid in the planning, execution and analysis of scientific experiments.
- Automate the laboratory. We can cover lab benchtops with fixed-in-place robots.
- Automate the scientist. We can incorporate mobile, “human-like” robots in lab spaces.
- Automate the scientific process. AI can run hundreds of experiments, evaluate results, identify patterns and determine next steps.