Posts Tagged ‘ken’

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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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 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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Ken Goldberg and Berkeley Automation Sciences Lab to Present at ICRA

The Berkeley Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering directed by IEOR Professor Ken Goldberg will be presenting seven papers at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation happening next week in Stockholm, Sweden.  Ken will also be delivering a keynote titled “Deep Grasping: Can large datasets and reinforcement learning bridge the dexterity gap?” Titles and authors for the papers being presented…

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