ENBIS-16 in Sheffield

11 – 15 September 2016; Sheffield Abstract submission: 20 March – 4 July 2016

Bespoke Online App for Design of Experiments for a Research Robot

14 September 2016, 09:00 – 09:20


Submitted by
Winfried Theis
Winfried Theis (Shell Global Solutions International B.V.), Mark Brewer (Shell Global Solutions International B.V.), Axel Makurat (Shell Global Solutions International B.V.)
Especially when a robot is used for experimental work it becomes important to plan the experiments well, as otherwise a lot of data with not too much information might be produced. We were approached by colleagues who just had started using a mixing robot for experimental work. The group is working on chemical mixtures that need to be tailor-made for each application of the basic technology a lot of testing is required in more of an exploratory fashion. Therefore we chose to implement for them a R-Shiny application to create space-filling designs that respect the mixture requirements and some other specialities of the method. It also needed to have an output that allows easy input of the design into the mixing robot steering program.
In this talk we will explain the way how we solved the various potential restrictions on the design space but also will show how simple it was to create an online user interface with R-Shiny and demo it shortly.

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