Robots are already assisting scientists with many tasks. This mobile robot chemist is an autonomous robot that can speed up research. It can perform experiments up to 1000 times faster than a human lab assistant. It doesn’t get tired and can work long hours, 7 days a week.
The robot relies on its articulating arm to interact with lab equipment. It has a gripper for picking things up. It uses LiDAR to map its environment. The above video shows this robot in action.