wELCOME to WormBot.org
This site contains links and information for building the WormBot, an open hardware project designed for automatted survival analysis in the nematode C. elegans. The WormBot is an extremely simple and inexpensive robotics platform that captures timelapse images and realtime movies of nematodes in standard tissue culture plates.
The wormbot was originally conceived in the Kaeberlein lab as an alternative to the Lifespan Machine that would allow for high throughput screening of survival experiments to be performed in alternative gas environments. However the flexible nature of the system was attractive to other users and we were encouraged to release it to the wider worm community. The WormBots at UW support the Kaeberlein, Mendenhall and Rea labs as well as the UW Nathan Shock Center Aging Core.