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From Automobiles to Pharmaceuticals, Glass Making’s New Best Friend: GlassBot
GlassBot Glass Making
© K. Dobberke für Fraunhofer ISC
L. Automatic weighing of batch units; R.one of five furnaces and robot.
GlassBot produces in 24 hours what takes a human 2-3 weeks
By Emmet Cole


The Fraunhofer robot was inspired by high-throughput screening (HTS) robotic systems commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry. HTS robotics enables pharmaceutical companies to mix and analyze millions of drug combinations in a period of weeks at a rate of around 300,000 per day.

“With this robot we can create new glasses in a more reproducible way and eliminate to some extent this ‘human factor’,” says Kilo.

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