AI Research Robots Key to “Democratizing and Revolutionizing Science,” World-Class AFRL Researcher Says

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October 24, 2023 | Originally published by AFRL on October 17, 2023

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO (AFRL) – Internationally acclaimed U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, researcher Dr. Benji Maruyama and his team are seeking industry and academic partners to help them transition open-source autonomous experimentation software, known as Educational ARES OS, to public school classrooms across the nation to help foster the next generation of young scientists.

Educational ARES OS, a self-driving research platform, combines automated robotics with artificial intelligence, or AI, algorithms to run its own experiments, record results, and design and execute the next best steps to try to solve problems or find answers to research questions. It utilizes an iteration of the original ARES open-source software system that Maruyama and his team previously rolled out in 2021 to overwhelmingly positive acclaim, currently available to the public as a free Internet download.