Robotics & AI

A robot has figured out how to use tools

robotic arm

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.

Meet Blue, the low-cost, human-friendly AI robot

Thumbnail of video: Project Blue

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.

Mass-producing biomaterials

Thumbnail of video: UC Berkeley innovations speed up 3D bioprinting

4/8/2019 - Researchers have developed a device that allows living tissue, bone, blood vessels and even whole organs to be printed on demand.

Jitendra Malik receives 2019 IEEE’s Computer Pioneer Award

Jitendra Malik

4/2/2019 IEEE - Jitendra Malik, Arthur J. Chick Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of California at Berkeley, has been named to receive the IEEE Computer Society’s 2019 Computer Pioneer Award.

How malevolent machine learning could derail AI

Dawn Song speaking at the EmTech Digital conference

3/26/2019 MIT Technology Review - Berkeley Engineering AI security expert Dawn Song warns that “adversarial machine learning” could be used to reverse-engineer systems — including those used in defense.

Clever clumsiness: Self-taught walking robot

Thumbnail of video: SAC on Minitaur - Training

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."

Artificial intelligence opens health data privacy to attack

robotic finger on computer keyboard

12/21/2018 - Current privacy laws and regulations are nowhere near sufficient to keep an individual’s health data private in the face of advances in artificial intelligence, according to a new study from IEOR professor Anil Aswani and his team.

These robots are learning the old-fashioned way—by playing

Robots in the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) Lab

12/19/2018 California Magazine - Unlike most robots, the ones in the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) Lab haven’t been programmed to perform a specific task. Instead, they’ve been programmed to learn new stuff by observation or through physical trial and error.

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