4/24/2019 - New soccer-ball-shaped robots, created by engineers at Berkeley and Squishy Robotics, can fall hundreds of feet and be no worse for wear, or shapeshift in order to crawl from one point to another.
Devices & inventions
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.
4/9/2019 - Blue uses advances in artificial intelligence and deep reinforcement learning to master intricate human tasks, while remaining affordable and safe enough that every AI researcher — and eventually every home — could have one.
4/8/2019 - Researchers have developed a device that allows living tissue, bone, blood vessels and even whole organs to be printed on demand.
1/28/2019 USA Today - Manufacturers say data stripped of identifying information is no privacy risk. But UC Berkeley's Anil Aswani and UCSF's Yoshimi Fukuoka found that artificial intelligence can overcome that. Time to update health privacy laws.
1/9/2019 Wired - Researchers from the Berkeley AI Research Lab and Google Brain have taught a robot to teach itself how to walk, through trial and error, in just two hours; the results "are as awkward as they are magical."
12/31/2018 - A new neurostimulator developed by engineers at UC Berkeley can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson’s.
12/5/2018 Forbes - Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have conducted a successful 8-second flight test of an aircraft with an ion drive propulsion system, a larger version of the same cutting-edge technology that Berkeley engineers are using to fly centimeter-scale microrobots .
12/3/2018 - Researchers from Intel Corp. and UC Berkeley's MSE are looking beyond current transistor technology and preparing the way for a new type of memory and logic circuit that could someday be in every computer on the planet.
11/14/2018 Scientists have fabricated electronic switches and sensors directly onto paper, where folding it can switch circuits on and off.