Dr. Gabriella Pizzuto (University of Liverpool) talks on Creating Intelligent Robot Chemistry Assistants at TUM-MIRMI


As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the current climate crisis, there is strong demand to accelerate material discovery for industrial applications e.g. healthcare and energy production. Whilst our robotic scientist has outperformed human-level performance in finding clean sustainable fuels, there are still open problems when it comes to having intelligent robots working in laboratories designed for humans. This talk highlights developments on robotics and artificial intelligence in our Autonomous Chemistry Lab. It also discusses some of the additional challenges and lessons learned from having robots in this environment.

Creating Intelligent Robot Chemistry Assistants
Dr. Gabriella Pizzuto (University of Liverpool) | TUM-Robotics Talks | 20. April 2023, 11:30 – 12:30 CET

Location: Georg-Brauchle-Ring 58, room M001. See map


Dr. Gabriella Pizzuto

Dr. Gabriella Pizzuto is an interdisciplinary early career researcher in robot learning and an incoming Assistant Professor in Robotics and Chemistry Automation at the University of Liverpool. Gabriella is also the lead research associate on the ERC Synergy Grant ‘Autonomous Discovery of Advanced Materials’ (ADAM). Previously, she was a research associate at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics working on physics-constrained learning and uncertainty estimation in robot dynamics model learning. She obtained her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, where she was also a Marie Sklodowska Curie early stage researcher and a visiting scholar at the University of Edinburgh and Italian Institute of Technology.
She is broadly interested in different topics within the intersection of robot learning, vision and control, focusing on generalisation and safe human-robot collaboration, particularly for real-world environments such as physical sciences laboratories.


TUM-Robotics Talks is an initiative of the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) where international experts and pioneers in the field of Robotics and Machine Intelligence present their research.