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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 Engineering.com, “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 >