My work allowed me to attend the Industrial Lab Automation show today in Palm Springs, CA. It was very exciting, there were many incredibly cool robots. Although these robots are very specialized in what they do, it was interesting to see how each company accomplished a similar task in a deferent way. I would have to say with out a doubt, the coolest robot was this standalone work cell, that processed and incubated cells so that you could go home on Friday, and when you return to work on Monday, you would have a complete library of cells ready to work with. I also saw a robot that could dig around in a group of cells, cut away a single cell, then pick it up and put it on a clean slide.