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GRASP Special Seminar: Ken Goldberg – University of California, Berkeley

December 15, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am


 Data-driven learning has made surprising advances in computer vision and speech recognition.  Can data-driven learning address the enormous gap between human and robot dexterity, specifically to address the
elusive problem of robust grasping?  Drawing recent results in Deep Learning and Cloud Robotics, I’ll describe exciting new approaches that illustrate a shift in philosophy from Platonic to Aristotelian and to approaches that combine both.


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Ken Goldberg is an artist, inventor, and UC Berkeley Professor. His home department is Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, with secondary appointments in EECS, Art Practice, the School of Information, and Radiation Oncology at the UCSF Medical School. Ken is Director of the CITRIS “People and Robots” Initiative and the UC Berkeley AUTOLAB where he and his students pursue research in geometric algorithms and machine learning for robotics and automation in surgery, manufacturing, and other applications. Ken developed the first provably complete algorithms for part feeding and part fixturing and the first robot on the Internet. Despite agonizingly slow progress, Ken persists in trying to make robots less clumsy. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications and eight U.S. Patents. He co-founded and served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. Ken’s artwork has appeared in 70 exhibits including the Whitney Biennial and films he has co-written have been selected for Sundance and nominated for an Emmy Award. Ken was awarded the NSF PECASE (Presidential Faculty Fellowship) from President Bill Clinton in 1995, elected IEEE Fellow in 2005 and selected by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society for the George Saridis Leadership Award in 2016. He lives in the Bay Area and is madly in love with his wife, filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain, and their two daughters. He is fiercely protective of his family, his students, and his frequent-flier miles.


December 15, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
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