This is an ongoing project focused on designing intelligent instruments that decide which data to collect based on the problem they have been programmed to solve.
The development of intelligent instruments will add the capabilities of humans to explore remote areas such as deep sea environments or the exploration of moons of Jupiter and Saturn. In remote and harsh environment human exploration becomes tedious and the life support system becomes expensive. By having intelligent robots which can design experiments and ask questions that are most relevant, the process of exploration will become autonomous. The goal here is to achieve autonomous intelligent exploration or autonomous experimental design.