Posts Tagged ‘robotics’

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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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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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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Students Organize First Annual IEOR Graduate Student Symposium

Today, students came together for the first annual IEOR Graduate Student Symposium. PhD students presented on a broad array of topics representative of the many areas where IEOR tools are applicable including supply chains, energy systems, robotics, health care, neuroimaging, and others.  This first symposium was initiated and organized by graduates with the goal of helping PhD…

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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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