Argonne is integrating instruments and robotics into a prototype AI-driven, autonomous laboratory that will allow rapid exploration of innovative ideas and scientific breakthroughs.
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 plan to cover lab benchtops with fixed-in-place robots.
- Automate the scientist. We will incorporate mobile, “humanlike” robots in lab spaces.