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Ken Goldberg

William S. Floyd Jr. Distinguished Chair in Engineering at UC Berkeley College of Engineering

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 Ken Goldberg Biography

Ken Goldberg is an artist and UC Berkeley professor. He and his students investigate robotics, automation, art, and social media. Ken is Director of the People and Robots Initiative (a CITRIS multicampus multidisciplinary research program established in April 2015) and UC Berkeley's Automation Sciences Research Lab (since 1995). Ken earned dual degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (1984) and MS and PhD degrees from Carnegie Mellon University (1990). He joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1995 where he is Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR), with secondary appointments in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science (EECS), Art Practice, the School of Information, and in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the UCSF Medical School.

Ken has published over 200 peer-reviewed technical papers on algorithms for robotics, automation, and social information filtering; his inventions have been awarded eight US Patents. He is Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE), Co-Founder of the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM), the African Robotics Network (AFRON), the Center for Automation and Learning for Medical Robotics (CAL-MR), the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative (DDI), Hybrid Wisdom Labs, and Moxie Institute.

Ken's art installations are related to his research and have been exhibited at venues including the Whitney Biennial, Berkeley Art Museum, SF Contemporary Jewish Museum, Pompidou Center, Buenos Aires Biennial, and the ICC in Tokyo. Ken co-wrote three award-winning Sundance documentary films, "The Tribe", "Yelp", and "Connected: An Autoblogography of Love, Death, and Technology" and co-directed the Emmy-Nominated Short Doc "Why We Love Robots." Ken's artwork is represented by the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco and he is Founding Director of UC Berkeley's Art, Technology, and Culture Lecture Series (since 1997).

Ken was awarded the Presidential Faculty Fellowship in 1995 by Bill Clinton, the National Science Foundation Faculty Fellowship in 1994, the Joseph Engelberger Robotics Award in 2000, and elected IEEE Fellow in 2005.

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  • Putting the Turing into ManufacTuring: Recent Developments in Algorithmic Automation

    Automation for manufacturing today is where computer technology was in the early 1960's, a patchwork of ad-hoc solutions lacking a rigorous scientific methodology. CAD provides detailed models of part geometry. What's missing is formal models of part behavior and frameworks for the systematic design of automated systems that can feed, assemble, and inspect parts. "Algorithmic Automation" introduces abstractions that allow the functionality of automation to be designed independent of the underlying implementation and can provide the foundation for formal specification and analysis, algorithmic design, and consistency checking.

  • The Future of Brainstorming

    To brainstorm at the scale of social media, we can use techniques from an unlikely source: Robotics. Goldberg presents recent results on social innovation and collective brainstorming work with the U.S. State Department, General Motors, and the State of California.

  • Cultivating the Uncanny: Art, Fear, and Fascination with Technology

    Engineers, animators, and designers apply the concept of the Uncanny Valley to technologies from AI to Robots to Siri. In 1919, a year before the word “robot” was coined, Sigmund Freud published an influential essay tracing the concept of the Uncanny back to the Renaissance. Goldberg illustrates this history with art that explores the shifting borders between the digital and the natural, including his Emmy-nominated short doc film that explores our collective fear and fascination with robots, the most human of our machines.

  • Robots with Their Heads in the Clouds

    The next generation of robots will be more social than solitary. Rather than viewing every robot as an isolated system with limited computation and memory, roboticists are now exploring how robots and automation systems can actively exchange information and resources via networks. Building on emerging advances in cloud computing, big data, open-source, and the Internet of Things, this paradigm has potential to significantly increase the capabilities of robots and automation systems.

  • Multiplicity has More Potential Than Singularity

    "Multiplicity" describes an emerging category of systems where diverse groups of humans work together with diverse groups of machines to solve difficult problems. Multiplicity combines ideas from machine learning, the wisdom of crowds, and cloud computing. Multiplicity is not science fiction; it’s central to systems we use everday: Google, Twitter, Salesforce, Netflix, Siri, and Uber.

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  • Ken Goldberg makes surgical robots that can learn

    Engineer and artist Ken Goldberg talks about the future of cloud-educated robots as well as his current work developing surgical robots that can learn in a recent interview with Humans Invent. Goldberg thinks that robots will be able to learn by drawing on information stored in the cloud, saying “just in the same way as humans as a species are getting smarter because we are able to share...

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Ken Goldberg

William S. Floyd Jr. Distinguished Chair in Engineering at UC Berkeley College of Engineering

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Ken Goldberg Biography

Ken Goldberg is an artist and UC Berkeley professor. He and his students investigate robotics, automation, art, and social media. Ken is Director of the People and Robots Initiative (a CITRIS multicampus multidisciplinary research program established in April 2015) and UC Berkeley's Automation Sciences Research Lab (since 1995). Ken earned dual degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (1984) and MS and PhD degrees from Carnegie Mellon University (1990). He joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1995 where he is Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR), with secondary appointments in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science (EECS), Art Practice, the School of Information, and in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the UCSF Medical School.

Ken has published over 200 peer-reviewed technical papers on algorithms for robotics, automation, and social information filtering; his inventions have been awarded eight US Patents. He is Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE), Co-Founder of the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM), the African Robotics Network (AFRON), the Center for Automation and Learning for Medical Robotics (CAL-MR), the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative (DDI), Hybrid Wisdom Labs, and Moxie Institute.

Ken's art installations are related to his research and have been exhibited at venues including the Whitney Biennial, Berkeley Art Museum, SF Contemporary Jewish Museum, Pompidou Center, Buenos Aires Biennial, and the ICC in Tokyo. Ken co-wrote three award-winning Sundance documentary films, "The Tribe", "Yelp", and "Connected: An Autoblogography of Love, Death, and Technology" and co-directed the Emmy-Nominated Short Doc "Why We Love Robots." Ken's artwork is represented by the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco and he is Founding Director of UC Berkeley's Art, Technology, and Culture Lecture Series (since 1997).

Ken was awarded the Presidential Faculty Fellowship in 1995 by Bill Clinton, the National Science Foundation Faculty Fellowship in 1994, the Joseph Engelberger Robotics Award in 2000, and elected IEEE Fellow in 2005.

Ken Goldberg Videos

  • Ken Goldberg: 4 lessons from robots about being human
  • Playing our Part - Ken Goldberg at Zeitgeist Americas 2011
  • Highlights - Playing our Part - Ken Goldberg at Zeitgeist Americas 2011

Ken Goldberg Speaking Topics

  • Putting the Turing into ManufacTuring: Recent Developments in Algorithmic Automation

    Automation for manufacturing today is where computer technology was in the early 1960's, a patchwork of ad-hoc solutions lacking a rigorous scientific methodology. CAD provides detailed models of part geometry. What's missing is formal models of part behavior and frameworks for the systematic design of automated systems that can feed, assemble, and inspect parts. "Algorithmic Automation" introduces abstractions that allow the functionality of automation to be designed independent of the underlying implementation and can provide the foundation for formal specification and analysis, algorithmic design, and consistency checking.

  • The Future of Brainstorming

    To brainstorm at the scale of social media, we can use techniques from an unlikely source: Robotics. Goldberg presents recent results on social innovation and collective brainstorming work with the U.S. State Department, General Motors, and the State of California.

  • Cultivating the Uncanny: Art, Fear, and Fascination with Technology

    Engineers, animators, and designers apply the concept of the Uncanny Valley to technologies from AI to Robots to Siri. In 1919, a year before the word “robot” was coined, Sigmund Freud published an influential essay tracing the concept of the Uncanny back to the Renaissance. Goldberg illustrates this history with art that explores the shifting borders between the digital and the natural, including his Emmy-nominated short doc film that explores our collective fear and fascination with robots, the most human of our machines.

  • Robots with Their Heads in the Clouds

    The next generation of robots will be more social than solitary. Rather than viewing every robot as an isolated system with limited computation and memory, roboticists are now exploring how robots and automation systems can actively exchange information and resources via networks. Building on emerging advances in cloud computing, big data, open-source, and the Internet of Things, this paradigm has potential to significantly increase the capabilities of robots and automation systems.

  • Multiplicity has More Potential Than Singularity

    "Multiplicity" describes an emerging category of systems where diverse groups of humans work together with diverse groups of machines to solve difficult problems. Multiplicity combines ideas from machine learning, the wisdom of crowds, and cloud computing. Multiplicity is not science fiction; it’s central to systems we use everday: Google, Twitter, Salesforce, Netflix, Siri, and Uber.

FAQs on booking Ken Goldberg

  • How to book Ken Goldberg?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ken Goldberg for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ken Goldberg, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ken Goldberg or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ken Goldberg?

    Booking fees for Ken Goldberg, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ken Goldberg, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ken Goldberg?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ken Goldberg for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ken Goldberg for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ken Goldberg or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ken Goldberg or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ken Goldberg is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ken Goldberg for your event is available upon request. Ken Goldberg generally travels from Berkeley, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Matt Ridley, Ray Kurzweil, Peter Diamandis, Marco Tempest and Catherine Mohr. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ken Goldberg for an upcoming event.

Ken Goldberg Speaker Videos

  • Ken Goldberg: 4 lessons from robots about being human
    Playing our Part - Ken Goldberg at Zeitgeist Americas 2011
  • Highlights - Playing our Part - Ken Goldberg at Zeitgeist Americas 2011

Ken Goldberg Speaking Topics

  • Putting the Turing into ManufacTuring: Recent Developments in Algorithmic Automation

    Automation for manufacturing today is where computer technology was in the early 1960's, a patchwork of ad-hoc solutions lacking a rigorous scientific methodology. CAD provides detailed models of part geometry. What's missing is formal models of part behavior and frameworks for the systematic design of automated systems that can feed, assemble, and inspect parts. "Algorithmic Automation" introduces abstractions that allow the functionality of automation to be designed independent of the underlying implementation and can provide the foundation for formal specification and analysis, algorithmic design, and consistency checking.

  • The Future of Brainstorming

    To brainstorm at the scale of social media, we can use techniques from an unlikely source: Robotics. Goldberg presents recent results on social innovation and collective brainstorming work with the U.S. State Department, General Motors, and the State of California.

  • Cultivating the Uncanny: Art, Fear, and Fascination with Technology

    Engineers, animators, and designers apply the concept of the Uncanny Valley to technologies from AI to Robots to Siri. In 1919, a year before the word “robot” was coined, Sigmund Freud published an influential essay tracing the concept of the Uncanny back to the Renaissance. Goldberg illustrates this history with art that explores the shifting borders between the digital and the natural, including his Emmy-nominated short doc film that explores our collective fear and fascination with robots, the most human of our machines.

  • Robots with Their Heads in the Clouds

    The next generation of robots will be more social than solitary. Rather than viewing every robot as an isolated system with limited computation and memory, roboticists are now exploring how robots and automation systems can actively exchange information and resources via networks. Building on emerging advances in cloud computing, big data, open-source, and the Internet of Things, this paradigm has potential to significantly increase the capabilities of robots and automation systems.

  • Multiplicity has More Potential Than Singularity

    "Multiplicity" describes an emerging category of systems where diverse groups of humans work together with diverse groups of machines to solve difficult problems. Multiplicity combines ideas from machine learning, the wisdom of crowds, and cloud computing. Multiplicity is not science fiction; it’s central to systems we use everday: Google, Twitter, Salesforce, Netflix, Siri, and Uber.

Ken Goldberg News

  • Ken Goldberg makes surgical robots that can learn

    Engineer and artist Ken Goldberg talks about the future of cloud-educated robots as well as his current work developing surgical robots that can learn in a recent interview with Humans Invent. Goldberg thinks that robots will be able to learn by drawing on information stored in the cloud, saying “just in the same way as humans as a species are getting smarter because we are able to share...

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