Science Robot

This project describes a computer-controlled robot that can take measurements or perform science experiments. The default configuration is an autosampler, with a sensor attached to an X-Y-Z positioning mechanism. You can also attach a pipette or USB microscope to the device.

The project is a collaboration with Frank Kinnaman from the Materials Research Lab at UCSB. Here is his ScienceBot web page.

We have a preliminary Arduino sketch and web-based lesson for controlling the robot.