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CPAR Visiting Scholar Andra Keay mentors space startups in the newly global Creative Destruction Lab accelerator
Mar 16, 2022

CPAR Researcher Stephen Robinson showcases the latest space technologies at UC Davis
Mar 22, 2022

Grad student from Mark Mueller’s High Performance Robotics Group lands spot at US leading drone manufacturer Skidoo
Mar 16, 2022

Robots travel further and faster with geographic hints, according to CPAR researcher Sergey Levine and Dhruv Shah
Mar 8, 2022

CITRIS Founding Director and Emeritus Professor Dr Ruzena Bajcsy interviewed for International Women’s Day
Mar 3, 2022

CPAR researcher Sergey Levine is at the forefront of charting a new course for robot navigation
Feb 23, 2022

CPAR’s Masayoshi Tomizuka receives prestigious honor from National Academy of Engineering
Feb 9, 2022

These five robots could soon be in our lives, according to CPAR researcher Pieter Abbeel
Feb 9, 2022

CPAR Director Ken Goldberg explains the hottest new techniques in AI for robot vision for Wired magazine
Feb 7, 2022

Some positive reflections on the future of robotics from CPAR researcher Hannah Stuart
Jan 18, 2022

The inaugural CITRIS Aviation Prize goes to a student team from UC Merced advised by CPAR researcher YangQuan Chen
Jan 14, 2022

Abu Dhabi’s new AI university names the first laureate professor and director, Prof Michael I. Jordan from CITRIS at UC Berkeley
Jan 13, 2022

Foxglove announces $3.7m seed funding for robotics sensor fusion with support from CPAR researcher Pieter Abbeel
Jan 6, 2022

CPAR Researcher Sergey Levine on reinforcement learning for the real world
Jan 4, 2022

Robotics predictions for 2022 from CPAR Director Ken Goldberg
Jan 3, 2022

CPAR Researcher Alice Agogino joins AI for Good
Dec 31, 2021

Pieter Abbeel predicts a major revolution in robotics
Dec 22, 2021

AI controlled robots need to be smarter says CPAR Researcher Pieter Abbeel
Dec 22, 2021

CPAR and the C3 AI Digital Transformation Institute call for proposals
Dec 21, 2021

CPAR Researcher Sergey Levine’s Deep Mind pod racer TPU based reinforcement learning framework deliver exceptional performance
Dec 7, 2021

CPAR Researcher Ricardo San Felice honored with IEEE Fellowship
Dec 7, 2021

CPAR Director Ken Goldberg explains real2sim2real self supervised technique for planar robots
Dec 2, 2021

Meet the Berkeley professor who’s helping robots get a grip
Dec 1, 2021

CPAR researcher Jose Carmenas believes that Wispr is the future of brain controlled interface technology
Nov 30, 2021

Ken Goldberg gives inspirational lecture on the cutting edge of robot surgery at Imperial College London
Nov 5, 2021

Medical device maker Ottobock to acquire pioneering exoskeleton company SuitX founded by CPAR PI Homayoon Kazerooni at the UC Berkeley Robotics and Embodied Systems Lab
Nov 2, 2021

Sergey Levine and Laura Smith showcase novel technique for legged robots in dynamic environments
Nov 1, 2021

CPAR visiting scholar Andra Keay calls for increased diversity in robotics representation
Oct 31, 2021

CPAR researcher Koushil Sreenath speaks in latest Robotics Today seminars
Oct 21, 2021

CPAR researcher Pieter Abbeel explains how virtual obstacle courses help real robots learn to walk
Oct 10, 2021

Future Acres agricultural robotics startup turns to CITRIS CPAR’s Stavros Vougioukas for advisory role
Sep 28, 2021

CPAR Director Ken Goldberg advocates for synergies between automation and robotics in academia
Sep 25, 2021

CPAR researchers at UC Merced mentor USDA funded summer school in agricultural technology research
Sep 20, 2021

CPAR researcher Jitendra Malik brings Stanford’s AI researchers back to earth
Sep 14, 2021

Ken Goldberg’s logistics robotics startup Ambi Robotics raises $26m for robot grasping systems
Sep 14, 2021

IROS 2020 Black in Robotics Special Series supported by CPAR’s Ken Goldberg and Andra Keay
Sep 13, 2021

CPAR’s Chris Kello explains the math behind the psychology of synchronized behaviors
Sep 4, 2021

Rent a robot or ‘robots-as-a-service’ provide gateway for small manufacturers to adopt robots according to CPAR’s Andra Keay
Aug 26, 2021

CPAR researcher Harry Cheng part of $24m grant to engage African American girls in robotics at UC Davis
Aug 25, 2021

CPAR Visiting Scholar Andra Keay describes the impact of COVID on the rise of the weed killing robots in The Guardian
Aug 14, 2021

CPAR researcher Pieter Abbeel leads quantum sensor advisory group
Aug 12, 2021

$10m NSF funding to increase Native American participation in program led by CPAR researcher Alice Agogino
Aug 5, 2021

New AGAid Institute expands CPAR agtech research at UC Merced
July 29, 2021

$20m new NSF funded research center to be lead by CPAR researcher Alper Atamturk
July 29, 2021

Robotic AI startup Covariant.AI raises another $80m showing success of CPAR research
July 27, 2021

Benjamin Recht’s team makes machine learning breakthrough for satellite imagery analysis
July 20, 2021

UC Santa Cruz’s Roberto Manduchi on program committee for Sight Tech Global 2021
July 15, 2021

CITRIS researcher Jitendra Malik teaches robots to navigate leveraging the way children learn
July 14, 2021

Stumble-proof robot adapts to challenging terrain in real time
July 9, 2021

CPAR’s Pieter Abbeel advises strawberry picking robotics startup Traptic
July 1, 2021

Food stamps stretch farther when recipients have time to cook
June 15, 2021

CITRIS Visiting Scholar Andra Keay comments on venipuncture robot startup
June 15, 2021

CITRIS emeritus Ruzena Bajcsy wins Best Paper Award for Robot Manipulation at ICRA 2021
June 15, 2021

Robotics picking technology getting closer to human success rates
June 14, 2021

CITRIS roboticist and artist Ken Goldberg on selling artwork as NFTs
June 10, 2021

C3 AI spotlights 21 projects for healthcare, energy efficiency and climate security
June 10, 2021

CITRIS researchers win $4.4 million in grants for projects using AI to take on climate change
June 10, 2021

UC Davis research helps grape growers supplement labor with robots
June 7, 2021

Hardware flaws are increasing as CPUs become smaller
June 6, 2021

CITRIS researcher Sergey Levine describes the intersection of robotics and AI
May 20, 2021

UC Berkeley professor Oliver O’Reilly to serve as interim vice provost for undergraduate education
May 13, 2021

Learning to Control and Embody Robot Arms in Space
May 11, 2021

Distinguished Professor Michael I. Jordan named member of the Royal Society
May 6, 2021

CITRIS Policy Director Brandie Nonnecke on the EU’s proposed AI regulations
April 30, 2021

Pieter Abbeel team propose task agnostic RL method to auto-tune simulations to the real world
April 20, 2021

Ken Goldberg and Jim Liefer of Ambi Robotics in conversation with The Robot Report
April 16, 2021

CITRIS People and Robots researchers create robot guide dog for visually impaired people
April 12, 2021

Google Brain, Intel AI Lab and CPAR researchers train surgical robots from video
April 9, 2021

This robot could help fulfill your online shopping sprees – Wired
March 30, 2021

Ambi Robotics, formerly Ambidextrous, raises $6.1 million for picking
March 30, 2021

Soft robot from Squishy Robotics dropped by drone helps first responders
March 30, 2021

“The Robot Brains Podcast with Pieter Abbeel” launches
March 30, 2021

Automating Robot-Assisted Surgical Subtasks – interview with CPAR Director Ken Goldberg
March 22, 2021

Sergey Levine and the Arm Farm feature in Cade Metz’s Genius Makers
March 17, 2021

Neural dust startup from CPAR researcher Jose Carmena is the latest leap for bioelectronic medicines
March 10, 2021

Robot learning at Berkeley and Google is the deepest machine learning of all
March 1, 2021

CITRIS researcher Anca Dragan explains how Symbio helps automate factories with robots
Feb 24, 2021

CPAR Director Ken Goldberg boosts surgical robotics to new heights
Feb 19, 2021

HCI pioneer Leila Takayama to speak at Women in Tech Festival
Feb 16, 2021

CITRIS researchers share in 8 multicampus grants
Feb 11, 2021

Former astronaut and UC Davis professor Stephen Robinson contributes to UC excellence
Feb 4, 2021

IEEE Brain Podcast: Q&A with Dr. Jose Carmena, University of California, Berkeley and Iota Biosciences
Jan 30, 2021

Researchers find current benchmarks are insufficient for evaluating the quality of AI-generated navigation instructions
Jan 27, 2021

KQED highlights novel agricultural research by CITRIS researcher Zhaodan Kong
Jan 26, 2021

ARM Inst project opens way for use of robots in sewing
Jan 25, 2021

AI designs lesson plans which has applications in robotics
Jan 19, 2021

New book on hybrid control systems from CITRIS researcher Ricardo Sanfelice
Jan 17, 2021

Prestigious Biennial Grant Program Includes Funding for Ag-labor and Wildfire Research
Jan 14, 2021

UC Berkeley researchers win three Good Robot Awards from Silicon Valley Robotics
Jan 6, 2021

UC convenes Artificial Intelligence Working Group to harness innovative technology, establish guardrails for equitable and ethical use
Dec 18, 2020

Ambidextrous AI from CITRIS UC Berkeley wins the Overall Excellence Award in Silicon Valley Robotics’ inaugural Good Robot Industry Awards
Dec 14, 2020

CovariantAI from CITRIS UC Berkeley wins a Visionary Award in Silicon Valley Robotics’ inaugural Good Robot Industry Awards
Dec 14, 2020

Squishy Robotics from CITRIS UC Berkeley wins an Innovation Award in Silicon Valley Robotics’ inaugural Good Robot Industry Awards
Dec 14, 2020

Three CITRIS robotics research startups win Good Robot Industry Awards in 2020
Dec 14, 2020

Deep learning will help automate difficult warehouse work
Nov 30, 2020

Robotics researchers propose AI that locates and safely moves items on shelves
Nov 26, 2020

Researchers significantly speed up grasp planning for robots used in ecommerce and other industries through deep learning
Nov 19, 2020

Fatemeh Mirzei from Professor Roberto Manduchi’s computer vision lab is selected for Launch Pad Fellowship and grant
Nov 5, 2020

Muratcan Cicek wins prestigious Google PhD fellowship in Professor Roberto Manduchi’s computer vision lab
Nov 5, 2020

New precision ag project would help farmers measure plant moisture
Nov 2, 2020

Complementarity: Work in an age of anxiety about AI and automation
Oct 23, 2020

Berkeley AI researchers detail LaND, AI that learns from autonomous vehicle disengagements
Oct 16, 2020

CITRIS researcher Claire Tomlin is named one of 2020’s “women in robotics you need to know about”
Oct 13, 2020

Engineer Ricardo Sanfelice received $1.2 million grant for Constraint Aware Planning and Control for CPS Systems
Oct 6, 2020

Seed funding grant supports plans for innovative research centers at UC Santa Cruz
Sep 28, 2020

AI Ethics: We need to walk the walk, not just talk
Sep 21, 2020

How do we know AI is ready to be in the wild? Maybe a critic is needed
Sep 18, 2020

UC Berkeley team advances food systems in new $20M research center
Aug 29, 2020

UC Davis leads new artificial intelligence institute for next generation food systems
Aug 29, 2020

CPAR researchers lead new engineering research center to focus on agricultural technology
Aug 3, 2020

Enabling humanoid robot movement with imitation learning and mimicking of animal behaviors
July 19, 2020

Coronavirus accelerates the rise of the robot harvester
June 30, 2020

CITRIS bridge program involves incoming students in the future of agriculture
Jun 22, 2020

COVID provides a new challenge for engineering students’ capstone projects
Jun 20, 2020

Black roboticists on racism, bias and building better AI
Jun 19, 2020

In automated warehouses, robots’ reach exceeds their grasp – podcast IV with Ken Goldberg
Jun 17, 2020

AI startup building a ‘universal AI for robots’
Jun 16, 2020

Dex-Net AR uses Apple’s ARKit to train robots to grasp objects
Jun 11, 2020

Intel, Google, UC Berkeley AI team trains robot to do sutures from video
Jun 11, 2020

UC Berkeley researchers Michael Laskin, Kimin Lee and Pieter Abbeel release open source reinforcement learning with augmented data
May 2, 2020

CPAR researcher Ricardo Sanfelice receives ‘test of time’ award for influential paper on feedback control for hybrid systems
May 1, 2020

UC Merced’s award winning Robot Assisted Precision Irrigation Delivery project
April 16, 2020

NY Times special report on AI with Pieter Abbeel
April 8, 2020

Pieter Abbeel and Sergey Levine receive NIPS Best Paper Award for “Value Iteration Networks”
Nov 2016

CPAR professors Shankar Sastry and Anca Dragan Featured in IEEE Spectrum: Autonomous Cars Could Determine Your Driving Style by Gently Probing You
Oct 27, 2016

Research groups lead by CPAR Professors Stefano Carpin, Christopher Kello, and Ramesh Balasubramaniam awarded two of the 30 NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) 2016 program grants
Sep 21, 2016

CPAR Professors Stefano Carpin and Ramesh Balasubramaniam launch new research project connecting eye-tracking hardware with a robotic exoskeletal arm to further understand the mind-body connection
Sep 19, 2016

Four CPAR Roboticists, Sergey Levine (UC Berkeley), Oriol Vinyals (Google DeepMind), Adam Bry (Skydio), and Ruzena Bajcsy (UC Berkeley), were named to MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 and Seven Innovators Over Seventy Lists. More information
Aug 26, 2016

Ken Goldberg featured on Steven Johnson’s podcast, “Wonderland: Robots and Charles Babbage” 
Aug 15, 2016

Ken Goldberg featured on, “Berkeley Roboticist Learns Lessons About Humanity from Robots
Aug 15, 2016

Sergey Levine joins CPAR and UC Berkeley’s EECS Department as Assistant Professor to focus on research at the intersection of controls and machine learning
Aug 2016

Mark Mueller joins CPAR and UC Berkeley’s ME Department as Assistant Professor to focus on research in UAV/quadcopter control
July 2016

Claire Tomlin receives the 2017 IEEE Transportation Technologies Award, which recognizes advances in technologies applied in transportation systems
June 27, 2016

Ken Goldberg featured in IEEE Spectrum story on medical robotics
May 31, 2016

UC Berkeley Pioneers in Engineering (PiE) brings robotics to budding young engineers
Apr 26, 2016

Anca Dragan featured in The Atlantic “Robots That Act Differently When You’re Around
Apr 19, 2016

CITRIS Seed Funding 2016: Five CITRIS People and Robots Awards Announced
Apr 8, 2016

Trevor Darrell and UC Berkeley Deep Drive featured in Bloomberg Technology, “Automakers Go Back to School to Learn to Build Self-Driving Cars
Mar 16, 2016

Ken Goldberg featured in Rolling Stone, “Inside the Artificial Intelligence Revolution: A Special Report, Part 2
Mar 9, 2016

Pieter Abbeel Featured in Rolling Stone, “Inside the Artificial Intelligence Revolution: A Special Report, Part 1
Mar 9, 2016

UC Berkeley researcher Bob Full featured in the Daily Californian, “UC Berkeley researchers develop cockroach-inspired, flexible robot” 
Feb 13, 2016

Berkeley/suitX becomes a semifinalist in Robotics for Good Competition. SuitX is an exoskeleton initiative to improve the quality of life for children with CP and other mobility disorders.
February 1, 2016

The 20 Semifinalist Designs in the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Good Award
Jan 18, 2016

Artificial Intelligence Nonprofit OpenAI Launches With Backing From Elon Musk And Sam Altman
Dec 11, 2015

A robot teaching itself to walk like a human toddler
Dec 5, 2015

Student robotics competition at UC Santa Cruz: Robot Wars at UC Santa Cruz
Dec 4, 2015

Meet the award recipients of the first Microsoft HoloLens academic research grants
Nov 12, 2015

Robot Toddler Learns to Stand by “Imagining” How to Do It
Nov 6, 2015

Robots: Will They Steal Your Job?
Nov 4, 2015

Robot See, Robot Do: How Robots Can Learn New Tasks by Observing
Oct 2, 2015

UC Berkeley’s Jun-Ho Oh leads KAIST team to win DARPA Robotics Challenge
Jun 7, 2015

UC Berkeley EECS Ph.D. Candidate John Schulman releases the Computational Graph Toolkit, which facilitates experiments with large recurrent networks.
Sep 1, 2015

Robotics and Deep Learning: New UC Berkeley Course and Open-Source Toolkit
UC Berkeley EECS Ph.D. Candidate John Schulman teaches a short course on “Deep Reinforcement Learning’ during Fall 2015 at UC Berkeley. More info >
Sep 2015

Sergey Levine, Chelsea Finn, Trevor Darrell and Pieter Abbeel’s Robot Learning in Bloomberg News
This Preschool Is for Robots: Want machines to learn the way human toddlers do? You need a “classroom” equipped with Lego blocks and plenty of patience.
Sept 2, 2015

Ken Goldberg Essay in Time Magazine: The Cloud Will Be the Key to Our Robotic Future
July 9, 2015

Stuart Russell awarded grant for research on human values for robots and artificial intelligence from Future of Life Institute. Project Abstract: “Value Alignment and Moral Metareasoning”.
July 9, 2015

“Autonomous Tumor Location and Extraction: Palpation, Incision, Debridement, and Surgical Adhesive Application with the da Vinci Research Kit”
Winner: Best Video, Hamyln Surgical Robotics Symposium, London (UC Berkeley Center for Automation and Learning for Medical Robotics) More info: Surgical Robot Challenge 2015
June 24, 2015

Not Your Parent’s Factory: What Next-Generation Factories Will Look Like and Deliver
Atlantic Washington editor-at-large Steve Clemons hosts a conversation with CITRIS People and Robots Initiative Director Ken Goldberg and Inventor/CEO of Otherlab Saul Griffith. (Bold Bets Conference, The Atlantic)
June 18, 2015

Relax, the Terminator Is Far Away (New York Times)
May 25, 2015

New Approach Trains Robots to Match Human Dexterity and Speed (New York Times)
May 21, 2015

How smart is today’s artificial intelligence? (PBS Newshour)
May 8, 2015

$1.4M investment for UC Berkeley and CITRIS Foundry startup Dash Robotics (VentureBeat)
Apr 23, 2015

People and Robots: UC’s new multidisciplinary CITRIS Initiative wants humans in the loop” (Robohub)
Apr 22, 2015

People and Robots Initiative promotes wider robotics integration” (Engineering and Technology Magazine)
Apr 22, 2015

CITRIS launched people and robots initiative, updates three others (Press release)
Apr 22, 2015

CITRIS People and Robots presents a Distinguished Lecture by John Markoff (New York Times) on “Machines of Loving Grace” Learn more >