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2017.4.15

Concept paper is published | LabDroids and Robotic Crowd Biology for automating life sciences

The Robotic Biology Consortium (RBC) has released a concept paper that proposes LabDroids and Robotic Crowd Biology for life science research. RBC is composed of approximately 60 experts from 30 international research institutes, including Robotic Biology Institute Inc.

In this paper, we showed the usefulness of a laboratory humanoid robot (LabDroid) and the concept of “Robotic Crowd Biology” which automates life science by a crowd of robots in a huge lab space. This concept is one of the most powerful alternatives to solve various serious problems in the life sciences as of today.

RBI is convinced that our humanoid robot, Maholo, is one of the implementations of LabDroid and can strongly contribute to the realization of this concept.

This paper is published in Nature Biotechnology as correspondence.

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