Pioneering new approaches to automation

Scientists have been overburdened, unable to devote themselves to creative research and scientific pursuits.
LabDroid frees scientists from laboratory tedium.
RBI envisions a new "revolution" in advancing medicine.

  • Improve reproducibility and share tacit knowledge Improve reproducibility
    and share tacit knowledge
  • Assure scientist safety Assure scientist
  • Augment scientist intellectual production Augment scientist
    intellectual production
  • Conduct high-value experiments every time Conduct high-value
    experiments every time
  • Operate lab apparatus efficiently Operate lab apparatus
  • Create a rich research environment Create a rich
    research environment


How LabDroids assist scientists in maximizing creativity and intellectual productivity

LabDroids work 24x7 doing the tedious, yet critical benchwork only able to be done manually until now. Scientists now enjoy a new degree of freedom in devoting more time and more effort to creative work. Simply: LabDroid maximizes the efficiency of intellectual production.

Using LabDroids also broadens the scope of work. Scientists undertake work requiring standardization such as preclinical and clinical studies, biohazardous experiments involving pathogens, research requiring operational environments impossible for humans such as low oxygen or high/low temperature conditions, and large-scale experiments.


How LabDroids transform expert “skills” into “technology”

Life science experiments often rely on scientists' expert skills or tacit knowledge. This often causes experimental results to vary by scientist, as well as illustrates the challenge in passing on research expertise to the next generation scientists.

Experiment procedures are programmed into LabDroids to the millimeter or second. Experienced scientists create a digitized protocol to represent their skills and tacit knowledge. In short, their “skills” are turned into “technology” that is easier to pass on to others.


How LabDroids eliminate human error

LabDroid's' unparalleled reproducibility rates enable consistent experimental conditions that were impossible for humans to achieve until now. Many experiments have failed solely because of human inconsistency and error.


How LabDroids provide optimal flexibility

Until now robot-performed experiments always combined a number of robots with specialized maneuvers. Changing an experiment design has always posed time-consuming difficulty, sometimes even requiring more robot purchases. Such a setup defies efficiency. What is worse, lab apparatus used by such robots requires a dedicated design.

By contrast, LabDroids accommodate the same peripheral equipment currently used in laboratories, and eliminate human error!


Freeing scientists from tedious benchwork: an essential goal for the ideal laboratory.
LabDroid Maholo: RBI's vision for the future is now a reality!
Maholo works with the same laboratory apparatus and equipment, but achieves exponentially higher reproducibility.
Maholo is a powerful partner that maximizes scientist creativity and intellectual productivity.
Maholo is already hard at work in research centers around the country.

R&D platform uses leading edge technology

Robot system tailored to life science research

Dual-arm 7-axis construction Conventional robots have a 6-axis construction. Maholo has an extra joint axis that turns the upper arm. Maholo performs programmed tasks optimally in a small space such as a lab table with the dexterity and smoothness beyond those of humans.
High precision and consistent movement Maholo has steady hands, unlike human hands, that can shake from tension or fatigue. Maholo replicates an expert scientist’s skilled movement. Repeating the process 100 times, 1000 times, or even more ... the same high precision results!
Versatility Most conventional automation robots are dedicated to one operation such as merely dispensing or agitating. Maholo is an adaptable multi-operation robot that responds to scientist demands for versatility and expandability.

User-friendly interface

Intuitive and sophisticated UI
Intuitive and sophisticated UI Maholo is operated from a computer or tablet (not from a console), and contains software that allows scientists to write any protocol simply and intuitively.
Special robot operation expertise unnecessary
Special robot operation expertise unnecessary Maholo's lack of a special program or programming eliminates the drudgery of tramping through operation manuals.
Simple fine-tuning of protocols
Simple fine-tuning of protocols Changing or revising protocols is now easy and stress-free. Fine adjustments to reaction time are made merely by replacing numerical values in the relevant parts of the protocol.


Dimensions (W) x (D) x (H) mm
Class D (Grounding resistance of 100 Ω or below, dedicated grounding)
1,200 kg
Relative Humidity
20 to 90% (Without condensation)
Power Supply
For overall control panel (including robot body)
Three-phase AC 200V, 50Hz 30A (11kVA) 1-line
For peripherals Single-phase
AC 100V, 50Hz, 15A, 1.5kVA, 4-line
Ambient Temperature
+10 to + 30°C
Cleanliness Class
ISO Class 6

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