squishy robot

A robot that can be safely dropped out of a helicopter

Squishy Robotics, developed in part by mechanical engineering professor Alice Agogino, may someday help first responders assess a situation before they jump into it.

A robot that can be safely dropped out of a helicopter

4/18/2019 If you want to build a robot that can fall hundreds of feet and be no worse the wear, legs are pretty much out of the question. The obvious answer, then, is a complex web of cable-actuated rods. Obvious to Squishy Robotics, anyway, whose robots look delicate but are in fact among the most durable out there. The startup has...

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Largest, fastest array of microscopic ‘traffic cops’ for optical communications

4/15/2019 Berkeley engineers have built a new photonic switch that can control the direction of light passing through optical fibers faster and more efficiently than ever. This optical “traffic cop” could one day revolutionize how information travels through data centers and high-performance supercomputers that are used for artificial intelligence and other data-intensive applications.

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Can't sing? These undergrads have a karaoke booth just for you

4/16/2019 A trio of undergraduates, including M.E.T. freshman Luofei Chen and EECS junior Aayush Tyagi, have launched Oki Karaoke, a startup that hopes to bring soundproof karaoke pods, already popular across Asia, to the United States.

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Oki Karaoke founders Aayush Tyagi, Luofei Chen and Noah Adriany
  • Elwyn Berlekamp, game theorist and coding pioneer, dies at 78

    4/18/2019 - Elwyn Berlekamp, a professor emeritus of mathematics and of electrical engineering and computer sciences died April 1 at his home in Piedmont, California. His error-correcting codes allowed spacecraft from Voyager to the Hubble Space Telescope to send accurate, detailed and beautiful images back to Earth

  • Claire Tomlin elected to AAAS

    4/17/2019 - EECS professor Claire Tomlin is one of nine Berkeley faculty honored with membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2019. She builds models to understand and organize complex systems, including networks of unmanned aerial vehicles, air traffic control and biological processes.

  • A robot has figured out how to use tools

    4/15/2019 MIT Tech Review - A machine built by UC Berkeley researchers drew on experimentation, data and observation of humans to learn how simple implements could help it achieve a task.

  • Falling levels of air pollution drove decline in California’s tule fog

    4/10/2019 - The Central Valley’s heavy wintertime tule fog – known for snarling traffic and closing schools — has been on the decline over the past 30 years, and falling levels of air pollution are the cause, says a new study by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley.

Get ready for commencement!

Registration is now open for the College of Engineering's Spring 2019 Commencement.

This year's ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, May 21, at the Hearst Greek Theatre. Information about tickets, caps and gowns, transportation, disabled accommodation requests, diplomas, pictures, etc., is on our commencement web page.

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