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Making unmanned flight safe

Responsible Robotics is creating new technologies that enable drone operators to easily comply with emerging Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

Making unmanned flight safe

Responsible Robotics aims to increase drone operator accountability

5/1/2016, by Daniel McGlynn Photo by Noah Berger; graphics courtesy Responsible Robotics “No systems used to identify regular aircraft today are suitable for drones. that’s why we moved to this very cheap, low-power, low-weight solution, anticipating that soon the FAA will require that drones have their own identification system.” – Aislan Foina | postdoctoral researcher and co-founder of Responsible Robotics This spring, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that registered unmanned aircraft operators now outnumber licensed manned aircraft pilots. Raja Sengupta, professor of civil...

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Life with machine: Robot relationships get real

5/1/2016, by Paul Preuss; photos by Noah Berger Three Berkeley professors studying artificial intelligence and robotics are testing how machines and humans come into physical contact, behave independently and interact with one another. The common goal: to create machines with the intelligence to better serve and work with human beings.

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Radiation 101: DoseNet delivers environmental data as an educational tool

5/25/2016 Stretching from East Bay high school science clubs to a Japanese city hall, DoseNet measures natural background radiation levels as an international education and outreach project, run by UC Berkeley nuclear engineering faculty and postdocs working with Berkeley Lab researchers.

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Nuclear engineering postdocs explain DoseNet to high school science students in Moraga, CA
  • On the road to driverless cars

    5/24/2016 Berkeley Science Review - How Berkeley research, including foundational work by PATH plus recent advances in engineering and computer science, is fundamental to industry progress on automated transportation.

  • This is how cities of the future will get their energy

    5/23/2016 Washington Post - In a paper written for Science magazine, UC Berkeley professor of energy and resources, public policy and nuclear engineering Daniel Kammen explores the potential for using renewable energy technologies in urban areas to promote low-carbon, resilient and livable cities.

  • San Francisco, UC Berkeley team up to tackle transit challenges

    5/5/2016 - UC Berkeley transportation researchers joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee in inviting the region’s tech companies to join the Smart City Challenge, a Department of Transportation competition that could bring $40 million to the city and UC Berkeley to create the nation’s first smart transportation network.

  • MOOC pioneer Armando Fox cited for leadership in education

    5/5/2016 Association for Computing Machinery - EECS professor Armando Fox, a trailblazer in technology-enhanced education and the Massive Online Open Courses field, has been selected to receive the Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award from the Association for Computing Machinery.

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