Ken Goldberg
Ken Goldberg

Award winning Roboticist, Filmmaker, and UC Berkeley Professor Ken Goldberg leads research in robotics and social media, using compelling images and videos to convey insights into new technologies and their impact on our daily lives.

Ken is a pioneer in technology and visual expression, bridging the “Two Cultures” of Art and Science. With unique skills in creative problem solving, invention, and thinking on the edge, Ken has presented over 400 keynote and invited lectures to audiences around the world at events such as the World Economic Forum, Aspen Ideas Festival, Google Zeitgeist, TEDx, Web 2.0, SXSW, and at Google, General Electric, Intel, Cisco, Fujitsu, Siemens, Autodesk, and Flextronics.

Ken and his graduate students pioneer research in optimal robot grasping, motion, and design for applications ranging from surgery to manufacturing and social media. He has published over 200 technical papers and holds 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), Hybrid Wisdom Labs, the Moxie Film Studio, the African Robotics Network (AFRON), and Founding Director of UC Berkeley's Art, Technology, and Culture Lecture Series.

Ken’s projects are regularly featured on television, radio, and inpublications such as the New York Times, The Atlantic, and der Spiegel. Ken was awarded the Presidential Faculty Fellowship in 1995 by President Clinton and elected IEEE Fellow in 2005.