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New ambidextrous robot may redefine the warehouse

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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How Flight Simulation Tech Could Help Turn Robots Into Surgeons

While the use of robots in surgery has come a long way with the advent of the da Vinci Surgical System. However, current technology still requires a human mind to operate successfully. The most difficult aspect of building a self sustaining surgical robot is creating a robot with the ability to respond to its changing environment.…

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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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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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Fast Company features Ken Goldberg’s research on robot grasping

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Collaborative Assessment and Feedback Engine Eugene Pang September 5, 2017 While machines continue to reduce much of the drudgery that humans endure, there are still some problems which remain extremely difficult for roboticists and other engineers to solve. Why is it that some technologies such as virtual reality and self-driving cars are becoming a reality, but we still do not have anything…

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Cockroaches inspire life-saving robots

The cockroach — elusive, prolific, and disgusting. Most would be happy to never see the little pest again. But what if cockroaches, (or what we can learn from them), could actually help humanity? That is the idea behind research being published this week by Kaushik Jayaram and Professor Robert Full at UC Berkeley. Inspired by the cockroach’s…

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