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KIWI-biolab Talk with Dr. Gabriella Pizzuto (University of Liverpool)
10. Oktober 2023 ; 16:00 – 17:00
Dr. Gabriella Pizzuto (Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool) will give an online talk on Tuesday, October 10th, at 16:00 (Brussels time) on “Creating the Next Generation of Intelligent Robotic Scientists”.
“Creating the Next Generation of Intelligent Robotic Scientists”
There is strong demand to accelerate the discovery of materials for industrial applications such as healthcare and energy production. Whilst our robotic scientist has outperformed human-level performance in finding clean sustainable fuels, there are still open problems when it comes to having intelligent heterogeneous robotic systems working in laboratories designed for human scientists. In this talk, I will highlight our current progress on using robotics and artificial intelligence in Autonomous Chemistry Labs. I will also discuss some of the additional challenges associated with having robots in this semi-structured environment surrounded by human scientists, and how we are pushing the boundaries of robotics research by deploying robots these real-world environments. Finally, my talk will present the lessons learned and suggest my group’s vision to specifically address open questions in this field, to bring us closer to our goal of creating smarter robotic scientists capable of carrying out long-term material discovery experiments.
You can join the talk here.
Dr Gabriella Pizzuto is an interdisciplinary early career researcher in robot learning, Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Robotics and Chemistry Automation and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool. With her group, she is working towards developing the next generation of robotic scientists for accelerating material discovery. She was previously the lead research associate on the ERC Synergy Grant ‘Autonomous Discovery of Advanced Materials’ (ADAM) following her time as a research associate at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics. She obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, where she was also a Marie-Sklodowska Curie early stage researcher and a visiting scholar at the University of Edinburgh and Italian Institute of Technology. She is broadly interested in different topics within the intersection of robot learning, vision and control, focusing on generalisation and safe human-robot collaboration, particularly for real-world environments such as physical sciences laboratories.
You can have a look to her profile here: