Berkeley Automation Science and Engineering Lab

UC Berkeley’s Automation Sciences Lab, directed by Professor Ken Goldberg of IEOR, EECS, School of Information, and Art Practice, is a center for research in robotics and automation, with current projects in Cloud Robotics, Computer Assisted Surgery, Automated Manufacturing, and New Media Artforms. More information available here.

During my undergrad at UC Berkeley, I assisted on various projects at the lab. Details on some of these projects can be found below:

  • Opinion Space. “Opinion Space” is a new social media technology designed to help communities generate and exchange ideas about important issues and policies. A version of Opinion Space is being used by the U.S. State Department, where it has attracted thousands of participants from around the world to organize, visualize, and analyze constructive suggestions on foreign policy. Opinion Space is a self-organizing system that uses an intuitive graphical “map” that displays patterns, trends, and insights as they emerge and employs the wisdom of crowds to identify and highlight the most insightful ideas.
  • 3D Printed Casts. Worked on an exploratory project with the goal to develop custom 3D printed casts based on the site of fracture and an individual’s arm. The approach involved working on an effective way to minimize material while providing necessary support. FEM analysis, 3D mesh modeling of human anatomy, and optimization algorithms were utilized.

Role: Student Researcher

Skills:

Algorithms & ModelingData AnalysisPython3D PrintingMachine Learning TechniquesRoboticsInterface Design3D Modeling