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Robot Scientist Helps Design New Drugs

Robots have become partners in the laboratory.  At the University of Manchester in England, a robotic scientist named Eve has discovered a compound known to have anti-cancer properties that might also be used to develop drug strategies against malaria and other tropical diseases. Eve follows Adam, a robot scientist the University's Automation Laboratory built in 2009 to do research.  Adam and Eve are not human look-alikes. They are boxy and about the size of a car. ...

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