Towards the Automation of Scientific Method

Oliver Ray, Amanda Clare, Maria Liakata, Larisa Soldatova, Ken Whelan, Ross King

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The automation of scientific method is a subject of increasing intellectual and practical interest, with potentially great benefits to science and society. This paper discusses four key challenges in this task and explains how they have been addressed within a functional genomics project known as the Robot Scientist. In so doing, it describes how abduction and induction have enabled the automatic revision of metabolic models through a synthesis of cutting edge artificial intelligence and laboratory robotics. Our aim is to summarise the progress which has already been made and to set out an agenda for further technological and social changes that are needed to turn the automation of science into a truly useful reality
Translated title of the contributionTowards the Automation of Scientific Method
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIJCAI09 Workshop on Abductive and Inductive Knowledge Development
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Bibliographical note

Other page information: 27-33
Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: IJCAI09 Workshop on Abductive and Inductive Knowledge Development
Other identifier: 2001073


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