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Various biology tasks can be handled by liquid-handling or tray-handling robots.  The following robotic systems are used in some labs:
Various biology tasks can be handled by liquid-handling or tray-handling robots.  The following robotic systems are used in some labs:
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*[[Tecan]]:  uses a graphical user interface called Gemini to create scripts which are called Gemini Scripts (*.gem files).  The Gemini application runs on Microsoft Windows, however it also provides a method for external applications to send text-string robot commands to control all aspects of the robot.  The Gemini application can also call external programs while running a script.
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*[[Tecan]]:  uses a graphical user interface called Gemini and/or EVOware to create scripts which are called Gemini Scripts (*.gem files).  The Gemini application runs on Microsoft Windows, however it also provides a method for external applications to send text-string robot commands to control all aspects of the robot.  The Gemini application can also call external programs while running a script.
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** '''[[User:Jonathan Cline|Jonathan Cline]]''' has created some scripts in Perl which command the Tecan robot directly.
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** There is a Yahoo! Groups mailing list called "TecanProgramming" which has various Tecan discussion, and some Visual Basic example software for controlling the robot directly.
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*[[Biomek]]:  Uses a graphical user interface to create scripts.  The script language is called Bioscript.
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*[[Biomek]]:  Uses a graphical user interface to create scripts.  The script language is called Bioscript and runs based on TCL/Tk.
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== Internet Resources for This Topic ==
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* '''[[User:Jonathan Cline|Jonathan Cline]]''' has created some scripts in Perl which command the Tecan robot directly.
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* There is a Yahoo! Groups mailing list called ''TecanProgramming'' which has various Tecan discussion, and some Visual Basic example software for controlling the robot directly.
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* There is a Yahoo! Groups mailing list called ''lrig-discussion'' for "Laboratory Robotics and Automation".
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* There is a large industry organisation site at http://www.labautomation.org

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Robotics

Various biology tasks can be handled by liquid-handling or tray-handling robots. The following robotic systems are used in some labs:

  • Tecan: uses a graphical user interface called Gemini and/or EVOware to create scripts which are called Gemini Scripts (*.gem files). The Gemini application runs on Microsoft Windows, however it also provides a method for external applications to send text-string robot commands to control all aspects of the robot. The Gemini application can also call external programs while running a script.
  • Biomek: Uses a graphical user interface to create scripts. The script language is called Bioscript and runs based on TCL/Tk.


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Internet Resources for This Topic

  • Jonathan Cline has created some scripts in Perl which command the Tecan robot directly.
  • There is a Yahoo! Groups mailing list called TecanProgramming which has various Tecan discussion, and some Visual Basic example software for controlling the robot directly.
  • There is a Yahoo! Groups mailing list called lrig-discussion for "Laboratory Robotics and Automation".
  • There is a large industry organisation site at http://www.labautomation.org
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