Ken Goldberg

AI Faculty Partner, since 2023

Entrepreneurship is an efficient path from academic research to industrial impact. As a co-founder of Ambi Robotics, I have been extremely impressed by Jeremy and Cameron and the people they bring together. I greatly appreciate how The House Fund exemplifies UC Berkeley's shared values of rigor, diversity, integrity, and determination.


Ken Goldberg is an artist, inventor, and roboticist. He is William S. Floyd Jr Distinguished Chair in Engineering at UC Berkeley with appointments in IEOR, EECS, and Art Practice. He is co-founder and Chief Scientist of Ambi Robotics and Jacobi Robotics. He co-founded the Berkeley AI Research (BAIR) Lab and the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. As Director of UC Berkeley’s AUTOLab, Ken trains the next generation of researchers and entrepreneurs. Ken and his students have published 400 peer-reviewed papers and 10 US patents. Ken's artwork has been exhibited internationally and he founded the Art, Technology, and Culture public lecture series in 1997. He has presented over 600 invited lectures worldwide.

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