automation
Bringing the Internet of Things into the Lab
Bringing the Internet of Things into the Lab
Abby Olena | Jun 1, 2018
The IoT can link up many facets of research—from laboratory equipment to ideas—but scientists must be ready for the questions its implementation could raise.
Picking Out Patterns
Picking Out Patterns
Kelly Rae Chi | May 1, 2017
Machine-learning algorithms can automate the analysis of cell images and data.
Eye on the Fly
Eye on the Fly
Sarah C.P. Williams | Jan 1, 2015
Automating Drosophila behavior screens gives researchers a break from tedious observation, and enables higher-throughput, more-quantitative experiments than ever before.
Single Neuron-Imaging Bot
Single Neuron-Imaging Bot
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2014
New technology probes the functional unit of nervous transmission.
Brains in Action
Brains in Action
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2014
Neuroscientists are automating neural imaging and recording, allowing them to monitor increasingly large swaths of the brain in living, behaving animals.
 
Set It and Forget It
Set It and Forget It
Carina Storrs | Mar 1, 2013
A tour of three systems for automating cell culture
Microbiology Goes High-Tech
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jun 1, 2012
Out with toothpicks and pipettors; in with automation.
The Scientistā€™s Amanuensis
Peter Murray-Rust and Brian Brooks | Jul 1, 2011
A virtual lab—where all sorts of parameters are monitored and recorded—promises researchers a higher degree of reproducibility.