Do You Really Know What Your Robot Is Doing?

automated-liquid-handler-dispense-errorIt may be argued that the largest challenge presented by using a liquid handling robot is the assumption that the robot is doing what it is “supposed” to be doing. The robot may be doing exactly what the user told it to do, but is that really what the user wanted?

The examples presented in this poster,  1) proper pre-wetting of tips, 2) performance comparison between different robots running the same protocol, 3) protocol differences between high volume and low volume dispenses, and 4) effect of delivery mode, will help users to think more about the specific tasks they are asking their robots to perform, and hopefully uncover certain steps that, if observed and controlled, will result in better performance.

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