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This team of UC Berkeley researchers has developed algorithms that enable their PR2 robot, nicknamed BRETT for Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks, to learn new tasks through trial and error. Shown, left to right, are Chelsea Finn, Pieter Abbeel, BRETT, Trevor Darrell and Sergey Levine. Photo courtesy of UC Berkeley Robot Learning Lab.

As “Artificial Intelligence” Advances, Robots Learn Via Trial and Error

By Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley News   UC Berkeley researchers have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error using a process that more closely approximates the way humans learn, [...]
Mural at MLK Jr. Elementary School in West Oakland.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary Develops Literacy and STEM Programs

West Oakland’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School is on the rise. A highly involved administration and staff, along with growing parent involvement and community support, has provided the school with the resources to blossom [...]
The National Academy of Sciences elected five UC Berkeley faculty members to its ranks on April 28. The new members (L to R) are Martin Head-Gordon of chemistry, Jitendra Malik of electrical engineering and computer sciences, Daniel Neumark of chemistry, and Eva Nogales and Jeremy Thorner of molecular and cell biology. Nogales and Thorner photos by Mark Joseph Hanson.

Five Berkeley Scientists Named to National Academy

By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley The National Academy of Sciences, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious scientific organization, has elected five UC Berkeley faculty members to its ranks, raising the number of members on campus [...]

Scientists Urge Caution in Using New “Cut and Splice” Technology to Treat Genetic Disease

By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley News A group of 18 scientists and ethicists are warning that a revolutionary new tool to cut and splice DNA should be used cautiously when attempting to fix human genetic [...]
Team member Eric Wong (left) accepts certificates recognizing the team's efforts from iGEM, the City of San Francisco and the California State Assembly.

High Schoolers Help Grow ‘Genetically Engineered Machines’

By Kathleen Masterson   Taking molecular parts from living organisms to engineer biological systems sounds a bit like science fiction, but with the help of University of California San Francisco researchers, high school students are [...]