Posts Tagged ‘AI’

Professor Ken Goldberg highlighted in The Economist

Professor Goldberg was highlighted in a recent article by The Economist on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Ken Goldberg and Vinod Kumar, the chief executive of Tata communications, created an optimistic report detailing the possible effects of AI on blue collar and white collar workers. Their report highlights the possibility of increasing job satisfaction by removing mundane…

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AUTOLAB research featured in New York Times

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The UC Berkeley Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering (AUTOLAB) was featured in the New York Times today for its research on robotic grasping. The article featured AUTOLAB’s Dex-Net robot which can pick up and sort objects that it has never encountered before using machine learning and neural network algorithms. “What you really want is…

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New York Times showcases AUTOLAB research on robot grasping

Today, the New York Times featured research being conducted at the UC Berkeley Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering (AUTOLAB) led by IEOR Professor Ken Goldberg. AUTOLAB is breaking new ground in the area of robot grasping by helping robots teach themselves to reliably grasp irregularly-shaped objects that they have never encountered before. The robot uses a neural network to analyze a…

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Ken Goldberg And Pieter Abbeel Awarded $1.3M NSF National Robotics Initiative Award

IEOR professors Ken Goldberg and Pieter Abbeel, and UC Berkeley professors Anca Dragan and Stuart Russell, have been awarded the NSF National Robotics Initiative Award for their research in scalable collaborative human-robot learning.  Their project will be funded at $1,374,893 over the course of three years for research in scalable robot manipulation through human immitation.  The…

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Call It Multiplicity: How Humans and Machines Can Work Together

In an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal today, IEOR Professor Ken Goldberg argues that humans and machines are most powerful when working together. When the world’s top-ranked Go player lost to Google’s AlphaGo last month, many saw it as another step in the inevitable march toward robot and artificial intelligence (AI) systems becoming so human-like that they will soon reach…

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