Industrial engineering

Can artificial intelligence fly a plane?

Launching an autonomous glider guided by artificial intelligence in the Nevada desert

8/17/2017 New York Times - IEOR professor and roboticist Ken Goldberg discusses the problems of robots and uncertainty: getting machines to mimic the way humans intuitively plan for their next action and deal with events they’ve never before experienced.

IEOR grad student finds short proof for long route

Mark Velednitsky and the 28 pages of proof replaced by his one-page solution

5/25/2017 - Graduate student Mark Velednitsky has reduced a 28-page proof for the classic traveling salesman problem to just a few lines, which will make it far more accessible to future IEOR students.

Meet the most nimble-fingered robot yet

Berkeley robot practices picking up awkward and unusual objects.

5/25/2017 MIT Technology Review - A dexterous multi-fingered robot, developed by IEOR professor Ken Goldberg and his team, practiced by using virtual objects in a simulated world, showing how machine learning and the cloud could revolutionize manual work.

Robots and our automated future

Robots and our automated future

5/9/2017 WBUR - In this radio piece, IEOR professor Ken Goldberg participates in a panel discussion on what the future might look like as sensing, automation and robotics become more prevalent.

Exercising with Cal Fitness

Ph.D. students Yonatan Mintz and Mo Zhou

5/1/2017 Doctoral students Mo Zhou and Yonatan Mintz designed an app called Cal Fitness to tailor algorithms to meet a user’s unique needs.

Plant-based seafood lab report

Vegetables in a fish-shaped design

4/27/2017 SCET - Moving on from its plant-based meat course last semester, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is now tackling the challenge of creating plant-based seafood alternatives to combat the environmental problems caused by overfishing.

Meat substitutes on the curriculum at Sutardja Center

Berkeley  By Jonathan Kauffman, San Francisco Chronicle January 24, 2017      0      Good Food Institute Senior Scientist Christie Lagally speaks during a January session of UC Berkeley's Plant-Based Meat Challenge Lab, a class where students will compete to innovate new meat substitutes. Photo: Scott Strazzante, The Chronicle  Photo: Scott Strazzante, The Chronicle Image 1 of 2 Good Food Institute Senior Scientist Christie Lagally addresses the Plant-Based Meat Challenge

1/25/2017 San Francisco Chronicle - Most UC Berkeley students will tell you that they’re shooting for an A. But the 45 young men and women enrolled in the “Challenge Lab” at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology are pursuing more ambitious goals: saving the world, and perhaps winning $5,000 in the process.