With ongoing shortages of workers, supplies, products and materials, it may be tough for consumers to get their gifts in time for the holiday season. Can new robotic technology developed by Berkeley IEOR and Professor Ken Goldberg help consumers receive their gifts on time? In an interview on NPR’s Marketplace Tech podcast, Ken Goldberg, IEOR…

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Research published in Science Robotics this week announced a new “ambidextrous” robot that could change the fundamentals of warehouse distribution. The robot, developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering features a suction cup gripper on one hand and a parallel-jaw gripper on the other, allowing the robot to choose the most…

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Professor Goldberg will be speaking at the 2018 Fall Directorate for Engineering (ENG) Advisory committee (AdCom) meeting, sponsored by NSF. Professor Goldberg’s talk is titled “Are Artificial Intelligence and Robots a Threat… or an Opportunity?” He will further discuss the pros and cons of a future with AI. AdCom advises the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) on issues…

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