UC Berkeley Robot Learning Lab: Home



UC Berkeley's Robot Learning Lab, directed by Professor Pieter Abbeel, is a center for research in robotics and machine learning.

A lot of our research is driven by trying to build ever more intelligent systems, which has us pushing the frontiers of deep reinforcement learning, deep imitation learning, deep unsupervised learning, transfer learning, meta-learning, and learning to learn, as well as study the influence of AI on society.

We also like to investigate how AI could open up new opportunities in other disciplines. It's our general belief that if a science or engineering discipline heavily relies on human intuition acquired from seeing many scenarios then it is likely a great fit for AI to help out.

While our main pushes are around advancing AI to make existing systems more intelligent, we also investigate how AI advances might transform areas from the ground up. A prime example is the BLUE project, where we study how advances in AI might completely change the robot design paradigm.

In addition to research, we like to teach advanced AI courses, we like to teach executives on how AI will affect their companies, we like to get kids excited about STEM, and we like to start companies.