Waymo’s Anca Dragan and Ike Robotics CTO Jur van den Berg are coming to TC Classes: Robotics+AI

The highway to “fixing” self-driving vehicles is riddled with challenges, from notion and determination making to determining the interplay between people and robots.

At present we’re saying that becoming a member of us at TC Classes: Robotics+AI on March Three at UC Berkeley are two specialists who play essential roles within the improvement and deployment of autonomous car expertise: Anca Dragan and Jur van den Berg.

Dragan is an assistant professor in UC Berkeley’s electrical engineering and pc sciences division, in addition to a senior analysis scientist and marketing consultant for Waymo, the previous Google self-driving undertaking that’s now a enterprise below Alphabet. She runs the InterACT Lab at UC Berkeley, which focuses on algorithms for human-robot interplay. Dragan additionally helped discovered, and serves on, the steering committee for the Berkeley AI Analysis Lab, and is co-PI of the Heart for Human-Suitable AI.

Final yr, Dragan was awarded the Presidential Early Profession Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Van den Berg is the co-founder and CTO of Ike Robotics, a self-driving truck startup that final yr raised $52 million in a Sequence A funding spherical led by Bain Capital  Ventures. Van den Berg has been a part of a very powerful, secretive and even controversial firms within the autonomous car expertise business. He was a senior researcher and developer in Apple’s particular initiatives group, earlier than leaping to self-driving vehicles startup Otto. He turned a senior autonomy engineer at Uber after the ride-hailing firm acquired Otto .

All of this led to Ike, which was based in 2018 with Nancy Solar and Alden Woodrow, who had been additionally veterans of Apple, Google and Uber Superior Applied sciences Group’s self-driving truck program.

TC Classes: Robotics+AI returns to Berkeley on March 3. Be sure that to seize your early-bird tickets at present for $275 earlier than costs go up by $100. College students, seize your tickets for simply $50 right here.

Startups, e-book a demo desk proper right here and get in entrance of 1,000+ of Robotics/AI’s finest and brightest — every desk comes with 4 attendee tickets.

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