SKU: LTRO00CENDuration: 60 Minutes

This course describes the basic design and operation of a typical lab robot. The term robot is defined and the distinction between a robotic system and other types of automation is explained. Lab robot design, with emphasis on how desired movement is achieved, is discussed. An example of a procedure carried out by a robotic system is presented. Technician responsibilities for the preparation and operation of a robotic system are described.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Define the term "robot" and explain why robots are used in labs.
  • Describe a typical robotic system.
  • Describe the major parts of a typical lab robot.
  • Describe in general terms how robot movement is controlled.
  • Identify the components of a robotic system that is used to prepare samples for analyses.
  • Explain how a robotic system can be used to carry out a sample preparation procedure.
  • Describe lab technician responsibilities commonly associated with the use of a robotic system.
  • Describe some indications of problems with a robotic system.
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