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Acknowledgements

We greatly thank H. Maruyama for early discussion on the concept of robotic crowd biology. N.Y. was supported by PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency.

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Affiliations

  1. Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

    • Nozomu Yachie
    • , Soh Ishiguro
    • , Hideto Mori
    • , Daniel Evans-Yamamoto
    •  & Nanami Masuyama
  2. Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

    • Nozomu Yachie
  3. Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University, Tsuruoka, Japan.

    • Nozomu Yachie
    • , Koichi Takahashi
    • , Satoshi Tamaki
    • , Soh Ishiguro
    • , Hideto Mori
    • , Daniel Evans-Yamamoto
    • , Nanami Masuyama
    •  & Masaru Tomita
  4. PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Tokyo, Japan.

    • Nozomu Yachie
  5. Spiber, Inc., Tsuruoka, Japan.

    • Nozomu Yachie
  6. Molecular Profiling Research Center for Drug Discovery, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan.

    • Tomohisa Hatta
    •  & Tohru Natsume
  7. Robotic Biology Institute, Inc., Tokyo, Japan.

    • Koichi Takahashi
    • , Takeshi Sakurada
    • , Genki N. Kanda
    • , Eiji Takagi
    • , Takako Hirose
    • , Kenji Matsukuma
    • , Shinji Murai
    • , Naoyuki Sasaki
    • , Tatsuro Ipposhi
    • , Hideo Urabe
    • , Taku Kudo
    • , Tomohisa Hatta
    • , Tohru Natsume
    •  & Yosuke Ozawa
  8. RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center, Osaka, Japan.

    • Koichi Takahashi
    •  & Genki N. Kanda
  9. Database Center for Life Science (DBCLS), Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Kashiwa, Japan.

    • Toshiaki Katayama
  10. Japan Research Industries and Industrial Technology Association, Tsukuba, Japan.

    • Tatsuo Katsura
    •  & Tetsuo Moriya
  11. The Systems Biology Institute, Tokyo, Japan.

    • Hiroaki Kitano
  12. Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., Tokyo, Japan.

    • Hiroaki Kitano
  13. RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Kanagawa, Japan.

    • Hiroaki Kitano
  14. Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Okinawa, Japan.

    • Hiroaki Kitano
  15. Artificial Intelligence Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan.

    • Junichi Tsujii
  16. School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

    • Junichi Tsujii
  17. Biomedical Robot Department, Robotics Division, YASKAWA Electric Corporation, Kyushu, Japan.

    • Tomoyuki Shiraki
    • , Hirokazu Kariyazaki
    • , Motohisa Kamei
    • , Noriko Abe
    • , Takuya Fukuda
    • , Yukiko Sawada
    • , Yukio Hashiguchi
    • , Kenji Matsukuma
    • , Shinji Murai
    • , Tatsuro Ipposhi
    • , Hideo Urabe
    • , Taku Kudo
    • , Makoto Umeno
    • , Seiki Ono
    • , Kohei Miyauchi
    • , Miki Nakamura
    • , Takahiro Kizaki
    •  & Takashi Suyama
  18. Database Center for Life Science (DBCLS), Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Mishima, Japan.

    • Tazro Ohta
  19. MOLCURE, Inc., Tokyo, Japan.

    • Shoji Ihara
    •  & Satoshi Tamaki
  20. Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

    • Erick Antezana
  21. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Informáticos (ETSINF), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

    • Alexander Garcia-Castro
  22. Chemin de Belleroche 14, Neuchatel, Switzerland.

    • Jean-Luc Perret
  23. Division of Proteomics, Research Center for Transomics Medicine, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University, Kyushu, Japan.

    • Masaki Matsumoto
    •  & Keiichi I. Nakayama
  24. RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Kanagawa, Japan.

    • Hiroshi Nakayama
  25. Institute for Innovation, Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Kawasaki, Japan.

    • Ayaka Shirasawa
    • , Kazutaka Shimbo
    •  & Naoyuki Yamada
  26. Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University, Kyushu, Japan.

    • Keiichi I. Nakayama
  27. Department of Pathophysiology, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hoshi University, Tokyo, Japan.

    • Takatsune Shimizu
  28. Division of Gene Regulation, Institute for Advanced Medical Research, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan.

    • Takatsune Shimizu
    •  & Hideyuki Saya
  29. Department of Systems BioMedicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.

    • Satoshi Yamashita
    • , Takahide Matsushima
    •  & Hiroshi Asahara
  30. Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.

    • Hidetoshi Eguchi
    • , Manabu Mikamori
    •  & Masaki Mori

Consortia

  1. Robotic Biology Consortium

    Members of the Robotic Biology Consortium Steering Group: Nozomu Yachie, Koichi Takahashi, Toshiaki Katayama, Takeshi Sakurada, Genki N. Kanda, Eiji Takagi, Takako Hirose, Tatsuo Katsura, Tetsuo Moriya, Hiroaki Kitano, Junichi Tsujii, and Tohru Natsume   Robotics Group: Tomoyuki Shiraki, Hirokazu Kariyazaki, Motohisa Kamei, Noriko Abe, Takuya Fukuda, Yukiko Sawada, Yukio Hashiguchi, Kenji Matsukuma, Shinji Murai, Naoyuki Sasaki, Tatsuro Ipposhi, Hideo Urabe, Taku Kudo, Makoto Umeno, Seiki Ono, Kohei Miyauchi, Miki Nakamura, Takahiro Kizaki, Takashi Suyama, Tomohisa Hatta, and Tohru Natsume   Information Technology Group: Tazro Ohta, Koichi Takahashi, Yosuke Ozawa, Nozomu Yachie, Takeshi Sakurada, Kenji Matsukuma, Shinji Murai, Shoji Ihara, Satoshi Tamaki, Erick Antezana, Alexander Garcia-Castro, Jean-Luc Perret, Soh Ishiguro, Hideto Mori, Daniel Evans-Yamamoto, Nanami Masuyama, Masaru Tomita, Junichi Tsujii, Toshiaki Katayama, and Hiroaki Kitano   Proteomics Group: Tomohisa Hatta, Masaki Matsumoto, Hiroshi Nakayama, Ayaka Shirasawa, Kazutaka Shimbo, Naoyuki Yamada, Keiichi I. Nakayama, and Tohru Natsume   High-Content Cell Screening Group: Takatsune Shimizu and Hideyuki Saya   Epigenetics Group: Satoshi Yamashita, Takahide Matsushima, and Hiroshi Asahara   Clinical Group: Hidetoshi Eguchi, Manabu Mikamori, and Masaki Mori

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Competing interests

Many of the Robotic Biology Consortium members are employees of and/or hold stock in the Robotic Biology Institute or Yaskawa Electric Corp.

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Tohru Natsume.

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