From: Frankie Wood-Black <fwoodblack90**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Curious Question - Robotic Experiments
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2020 14:29:49 -0500
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
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Did anyone else see the item in the July 9th C&EN using robots to conduct the experiments?

I have worked with robotics (along time ago and early in my career) to do "routine" analyses, i.e. doing more analytical work. In this case, potential hazards can be potentially anticipated. And, there is a significant potential advantage for using robots for potentially hazardous compounds, experiments, etc. But, I can also see some significant downsides to this type of operation. I am curious about folks initial thoughts about this type of operation? What questions should be asked? How would you do the hazard analysis?

Frankie Wood-Black, Ph.D., REM, MBA
Principal - Sophic Pursuits
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