It sounds more like something from a science fiction story, but it’s just as the headline reads: a new computerized “scientist,” with the semi-cryptically foreboding name “Adam” has now solved a decades-old genetics mystery involving various yeast samples. Along with “his” colleagues Professor Ross King and his group at Aberystwyth University, they believe this experiment not only provides “the perfect lab companion,” but will also shape the next step in the future of mechanized technologies that will assist humans in the future. For the entire story, click here.

Below is a video featuring Adam working around the lab:

The future is tomorrow…

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Author: Micah Hanks

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2 Replies to “Mechanized Scientist Solves Decades Old Problem

  1. the human scientists then went to work to verify his findings by doing the experiments manually. Eureka! Adam had indeed solved the problem!

    so, who gets the Nobel prize: the scientist who developed the experiment, the engineer who developed the robot, or the robot itself? 😉

    I’ve read about that Adam robot in Wired a while ago. What’s interesting is that we keep seeing robots penetrating (invading?) all these fields that used to be of exclusive human action, yet the future in which a house robot can help us with the simplest of tasks

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