The 14th Dalai Lama have known to actively support scientific explanation on Buddhism. For example his investment in the Mind and Life Institute. But I remember that I've read somewhere that he jokingly requests scientists to invent a meditation machine, because meditating 4 hours every morning is very hard, but I can't find it again. Is there a source of that?
The closest thing I could find is in a NeuroScience conference video from 2012 where scientists and the Dalai Lama are discussing the similarities of human brain activity with that of animals and machines. That part of the conversation starts around minute 34. There is no explicit request from the Dalai Lama in there to create such a device.