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UC Berkeley: SALTO – Berkeley’s leaping robot

Roboticists at UC Berkeley have designed a small robot that can leap into the air and then spring off a wall, or perform multiple vertical jumps in a row, resulting in the highest robotic vertical jumping agility ever recorded. The agility of the robot opens new pathways of locomotion that were not previously attainable. The …

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University of California, Berkeley: Climate Change is Here. Now What?

Berkeley Lab’s Bill Collins, an internationally recognized expert in climate modeling and climate change science, discusses what we know about climate change, how we know it, and what we can do about it. Collins serves as the director for the Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division at Berkeley Lab. He is also the director of the …

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University of California, Berkeley: SF Cleantech Pitchfest | Ideas Transforming Your World

Berkeley Lab’s popular Science at the Theater traveled across the Bay to San Francisco’s Marines’ Memorial Theatre on June 1st, 2016, to present the Lab’s first Cleantech Pitchfest. Which of 6 big new ideas designed to help transform our carbon-drenched, overheating world should get the first shot? Six Berkeley Lab scientists had 8 minutes each …

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UC Berkeley: BRETT the Robot learns to put things together on his own

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, marking a major milestone in the field of artificial intelligence. In their experiments, the PR2 robot, nicknamed BRETT for Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks, …

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Raj Patel: The Green Revolution

Berkley University of California presents Raj Patel, an award-winning writer, activist, and academic, who talks about the global food crisis, the world food system and the green revolution. Sponsored by the Edible Schoolyard Project www.edibleschoolyard.org and the Epstein Roth Family Foundation. Instructor Michael Pollan.