The Berlinguette and Hein Groups at UBC, in collaboration with the Aspuru-Guzik Group at the University of Toronto, have developed a self-driving laboratory to accelerate the R&D cycle for thin-film materials. The manuscript published today in Science Advances details their first demonstration of this self-driving laboratory, called “Ada”, for the development of materials used in advanced solar cells.
This work is part of a multi-million dollar program funded by Natural Resources Canada, the National Research Council of Canada, and the University of British Columbia. The collaboration responds to a global call for the development of self-driving laboratories to accelerate the discovery of high-performance clean energy materials. By harnessing flexible automation and machine learning, the Ada platform is poised to lead the nascent field of autonomous thin-film materials research.
Project Ada Website: www.projectada.ca
Read the paper here: https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/20/eaaz8867