Pros/cons of Tecan Fluent vs Hamilton STAR

At minimum thats a reason to have someone with automation experience around, to make sure a serious assessment of tools can be made and properly communicate expectations with the lab that is going to take one of these on.

And this is why no matter how much we aim to democratize automation, there will always be a need for traditional lab auto experts. Not everyone needs or cares or wants a command line, firmware, communication standard interface and the cheapest option (cost, time and labor) will generally win.