Auto Research

by canidae
Automates research. Toggle GUI with Shift+T (customizable). Chooses research in the following order: Queued technologies, prerequisites for queued technologies, least effort technologies (effort = science packs * energy).
20 days ago
0.13 - 0.16
Owner: canidae
Source: canidae/factorio
License: MIT
Created: 2 years ago
Latest Version: 4.3.1 (20 days ago)
Factorio version: 0.13 - 0.16
Downloaded: 188892 times


Auto Research automates research in Factorio. No more "Press t to start a new research", and the mod even lets you prioritize and deprioritize research.


The GUI can be shown by clicking Shift+T (this keybinding is customizable in options->controls->mods).
You'll also want to prevent Factorio from popping up the research screen when a research is completed. You do this by unchecking: Main menu -> Options -> Other -> Technology window opens when research is completed

How it works

Auto Research chooses technology to research in the following order:
1. The technology topmost in the list of prioritized research.
2. Any prerequisite technologies prioritized research
3. The technology that require the least effort to research. Effort is the amount of science packs multiplied by the amount of energy required.


Auto Research should work in multiplayer games, even in games with multiple forces, although the latter is not tested.

Compatibility issues with other mods

Auto Trash also use Shift+T as a keybinding. This may cause issues for both mods. A simple work around is to change the keybinding for either mod.