Posts Tagged ‘goldberg’

Prof. Goldberg invited to speak at NSF Engineering Directorate Advisory Board

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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AUTOLAB research featured in New York Times

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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Professor Goldberg Receives Chancellor’s Faculty Award For Research In The Public Interest

Professor Ken Goldberg was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Faculty Research in the Public Interest. Prof. Ken Goldberg and a team of postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate students have spent the last four years to develop the Collaborative Assessment and Feedback Engine (CAFE). CAFE team members include: Brandie Nonnecke, Postdoc, CAFE Team Program Manager, CITRIS and the…

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AUTOLAB creates most dexterous robot yet

Prof. Ken Goldberg, PhD student Jeffrey Mahler, and researchers at the Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering (AUTOLAB) have just created the most dexterous robot in existence. Version 4.0 of the Dex-Net robot (more about 3.0 here) uses a 3D sensor and has two arms to grasp with, one with a gripper and the other with…

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Can fitness apps make us fit?

Right now if you have a smartphone and an interest in living a more active lifestyle there are literally tens of thousands of fitness apps available that can help you track every step, set activity goals, and even play (or compete) with a friend. Surprisingly, despite the popularity and wide range of fitness apps —…

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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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Ken Goldberg’s AUTOLAB Takes Robot Grasping To A New Level

New research by Professor Ken Goldberg, Jeff Mahler, and the Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering (AUTOLAB) shows real progress on the problem of robots grasping everyday objects. DexNet 2.0 used deep learning with a cloud database of thousands of 3D objects to collect 6.7 million data points in order to train a robot to pick up and move objects in the…

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Ken Goldberg investigates robot-assisted precision irrigation to help address global water demand

While the drought seems to flow away with recent California rains, the demand for water in agriculture remains a problem. However, California is not the only place with this issue: all over the world, agriculture consumes at least 70% of the world’s freshwater.  To help address this problem, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided University of…

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Ken Goldberg to serve as the next Chair of the IEOR department

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley is proud to announce that Professor Ken Goldberg will serve as its next chair.  Ken will come to the role after a distinguished career of service marked by achievement in research and leadership at Cal.  Ken will succeed Professor Phil Kaminsky,…

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