Robo-AORobo-AO is the first autonomous laser adaptive optics system and science instrument operating on sky.

The system robotically executes large scale surveys, monitors long-term astrophysical dynamics and characterizes newly discovered transients, all at the visible diffraction limit. The first of many envisioned systems has finished 58 nights of science observing at the Palomar Observatory 60-inch telescope (with over 6,400 robotic observations executed) and will be observing another 10 nights in the first half of 2013.