Rise of the robots and world domination

Edward Gomez | Friday 12:00 | Room A

Las Cumbres Observatory is not just a collection of 18 telescopes spread across the globe, we are also scientific institution and centre for astronomy education. For the last 8 years we have been building and operating telescopes which are controlled using Python. Our unique part has been developing a robotic brain which sorts through 10s of thousands of requests from thousands of scientists and educators, and schedules them efficiently on our network, autonomous, 24/7. I will show how 99% of our operations, science and education work uses Python.