D-Konstanz I On October 14, 2021, BioLAGO in cooperation with SiLA hosted the second lab automation hackathon with great success.
The up-and-coming Swiss start-up 1LIMS achieved the ambitious goal of integrating the Edge SiLA Gateway into 1LIMS and was presented to all hackathon participants in a short demo. Britains longest running robot company Shadow Robot Ltd. presented the dexterous robot hand for critical lab tasks. Takeda in cooperation with HTWG Konstanz and 8-BOT gave an extensive introduction to mobile robotics. A comprehensive overview of the broad set of technologies was provided that constitute mobile robotics and included motion models, perception, navigation and mapping.
Moreover a group of automation experts met with lab users to discuss various challenges in the lab and to work on initial approaches to solutions. BioLAGO and SiLA invited hereto pharmaceutical companies as well as high professional hardware and software specialists, experienced progammers, scientists in the field of artificial itelligence and students. More than 45 participants got involved and played an active role in the different working groups of the second bioSASH hackathon.