Navigation Links
Robot biologist solves complex problem from scratch
Date:10/13/2011

First it was chess. Then it was Jeopardy.

Now computers are at it again, but this time they are trying to automate the scientific process itself.

An interdisciplinary team of scientists at Vanderbilt University, Cornell University and CFD Research Corporation, Inc., has taken a major step toward this goal by demonstrating that a computer can analyze raw experimental data from a biological system and derive the basic mathematical equations that describe the way the system operates. According to the researchers, it is one of the most complex scientific modeling problems that a computer has solved completely from scratch.

The paper that describes this accomplishment is published in the October issue of the journal Physical Biology and is currently available online.

The work was a collaboration between John P. Wikswo, the Gordon A. Cain University Professor at Vanderbilt, Michael Schmidt and Hod Lipson at the Creative Machines Lab at Cornell University and Jerry Jenkins and Ravishankar Vallabhajosyula at CFDRC in Huntsville, Ala.

The "brains" of the system, which Wikswo has christened the Automated Biology Explorer (ABE), is a unique piece of software called Eureqa developed at Cornell and released in 2009. Schmidt and Lipson originally created Eureqa to design robots without going through the normal trial and error stage that is both slow and expensive. After it succeeded, they realized it could also be applied to solving science problems.

One of Eureqa's initial achievements was identifying the basic laws of motion by analyzing the motion of a double pendulum. What took Sir Isaac Newton years to discover, Eureqa did in a few hours when running on a personal computer.

In 2006, Wikswo heard Lipson lecture about his research. "I had a 'eureka moment' of my own when I realized the system Hod had developed could be used to solve biological problems and even control them," Wikswo said. So he s
'/>"/>

Contact: David F Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Breakthrough: A robot brain implanted in a rodent
2. Editor-in-chief of leading robotics journal responds to Obamas robotics initiative
3. Lockheed Martins HULC™ Robotic Exoskeleton Enters Biomechanical Testing at U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center
4. NSF leads interagency collaboration to develop advanced robotics
5. A tiltable head could improve the ability of undulating robots to navigate disaster debris
6. New robot system to test 10,000 chemicals for toxicity
7. New molecular robot can be programmed to follow instructions
8. Planetary exploration robots to be featured on science program WaveLengths
9. Ben-Gurion U. part of EU consortium to develop robots that selectively pick fruit
10. Forum to focus on using robotics, imaging and simulation in surgeries
11. For robust robots, let them be babies first
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Robot biologist solves complex problem from scratch
(Date:9/17/2014)... of the Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index a ... the powerful, hot, dry Santa Ana wind, which can ... introduced Sept. 17 by the U.S. Forest Service, in ... , The index includes four classification levels ranging from ... fire agencies and other emergency responders, the media and ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... as an EC-FP5 four-year project, delivering its first release ... successful participations in several EC projects, as a part ... project (EU BON), to increase the general awareness of ... the general dissemination of the Fauna Europaea results, the ... its novel e-Publishing tools to prepare data papers for ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... shopping bags and their environmental impact recently scored a ... statewide ban on the bags, and Governor Jerry Brown ... industry is not yielding without a fight, according to ... the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. , ... the anti-bag campaign logged its first small victory in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):UCLA scientists play key role in developing new Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index 2Contributions on Fauna Europaea: Data papers as innovative model on expert involvement 2
... of Adelaide researchers have taken a step forward in ... finding that a genetic mutation leads to a reduction ... among the top four types of intellectual disability linked ... families, including many large Australian families, have been discovered ...
... N.Y. ─ Stingrays swim through water with such ease ... University are studying how their movements could be used ... The vehicles could allow researchers to more efficiently ... also serve during clean up or rescue efforts. ...
... the walls of plant cells, to bind and protect the ... lignin is a major challenge for those who would extract ... biofuels. As part of their search for economic ways to ... (JBEI) have characterized the enzymatic activity of a rain forest ...
Cached Biology News:Gene linked to common intellectual disability 2Stingray movement could inspire the next generation of submarines 2Lignin-feasting microbe holds promise for biofuels 2
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014 Intarcia ... quantitative data from a study of the cost and ... the 50 th Annual Meeting of the European ... poster session today, Christian Frois , Ph.D., of ... a series of planned Intarcia-sponsored, retrospective studies to characterize ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - SQI Diagnostics Inc. ... develops and commercializes proprietary technologies and products for advanced ... been approved for trading in the United ... is expected to commence on September 17, 2014 on ... continue to trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... LAKE FOREST, California , 17 de ... BB: CYRX) ("la compañía"), principal proveedor mundial ... industria de las ciencias de la vida, ... una compañía de logística global con sede ... a su base de clientes Europa en ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... , September 17, 2014 ... of action from a truly novel class ... MGB Biopharma, a biopharmaceutical company developing ... today that it has secured £4.0m ($6.4m) ... antibacterial, MGB-BP-3, against a range of Gram-positive ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Intarcia Reveals New Insights At EASD Meeting Characterizing The Burden Of Poor Control And Non-Adherence To Anti-Diabetic Therapies 2Intarcia Reveals New Insights At EASD Meeting Characterizing The Burden Of Poor Control And Non-Adherence To Anti-Diabetic Therapies 3Intarcia Reveals New Insights At EASD Meeting Characterizing The Burden Of Poor Control And Non-Adherence To Anti-Diabetic Therapies 4Intarcia Reveals New Insights At EASD Meeting Characterizing The Burden Of Poor Control And Non-Adherence To Anti-Diabetic Therapies 5SQI Diagnostics to begin Trading on the OTCQX Marketplace in the United States 2SQI Diagnostics to begin Trading on the OTCQX Marketplace in the United States 3Cryoport contrata a Broekman Group para mejorar su apoyo operativo y logístico en Europa 2Cryoport contrata a Broekman Group para mejorar su apoyo operativo y logístico en Europa 3Cryoport contrata a Broekman Group para mejorar su apoyo operativo y logístico en Europa 4Cryoport contrata a Broekman Group para mejorar su apoyo operativo y logístico en Europa 5MGB Biopharma Secures £4.0m ($6.4m) to Advance its Novel Lead Antibacterial, MGB-BP-3, into Clinical Development 2MGB Biopharma Secures £4.0m ($6.4m) to Advance its Novel Lead Antibacterial, MGB-BP-3, into Clinical Development 3MGB Biopharma Secures £4.0m ($6.4m) to Advance its Novel Lead Antibacterial, MGB-BP-3, into Clinical Development 4MGB Biopharma Secures £4.0m ($6.4m) to Advance its Novel Lead Antibacterial, MGB-BP-3, into Clinical Development 5MGB Biopharma Secures £4.0m ($6.4m) to Advance its Novel Lead Antibacterial, MGB-BP-3, into Clinical Development 6MGB Biopharma Secures £4.0m ($6.4m) to Advance its Novel Lead Antibacterial, MGB-BP-3, into Clinical Development 7
... , ,MILWAUKEE,WI. Merge eFilm a ... signed a new $15 million unsecured line of credit ... a Milwaukee-based firm. , ,The firms previous $5 million ... drawn, was set to expire in December 2005. The ...
... UW-Madison professor Raj Veeramani and Menasha Corp. research ... of innovation in todays economy at the first ... in northeast Wisconsin. , ,The WIN Foundation is ... which is the independent, non-profit science and technology ...
... issued in November by a Washington, DC, think tank ... projects currently underway in Madison could raise that score, ... who works within the Department of Administration (DOA) ... into that agency, also said the Center for ...
Cached Biology Technology:WIN Northeast Wisconsin Chapter Launched for Regions Entrepreneurs 2Wisconsin to Get Serious about E-Government 2Wisconsin to Get Serious about E-Government 3Wisconsin to Get Serious about E-Government 4
Troponin I (22B11)...
Immulon 4 HBX 1x12 Strip, flat bottom; high binding extra surface with special resin and irradiation, offers maximum protein uptake....
...
... Enterokinase (rEK) is a highly purified preparation ... a serine protease which recognizes the identical ... and has similar enzymatic activity. Novagen&'s enzyme ... and purified to yield the highest activity ...
Biology Products: