Ken Goldberg is an artist, writer, inventor, and researcher in the field of robotics, telepresence and automation.
Since 1995, he has been a Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, with a joint appointment in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Goldberg co-founded the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering and his work has resulted in six United States patents. He is credited with developing the first robot with web interface (August 1994).
His subsequent project, The Telegarden, allowed remote visitors, via the Internet, to view, water, and plant seeds in a living garden. This project was online continuously for nine years in the lobby of the Ars Electronica Center.
The Telegarden (1995-ongoing). Co-directors: Ken Goldberg and
Joseph Santarromana. Courtesy of Ken Goldberg
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is a leading researcher in networked telerobotics and has developed a series of collaborative tele-operation systems such as Tele-Actor
(2001), in which a human moves through a remote environment guided by remote participants via the Internet. As an artist, Goldberg's work has been exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, Venice Biennale, Pompidou Center (Paris), Walker Art Center, Ars Electronica (Linz Austria), ZKM (Karlsruhe), ICC Biennale (Tokyo), Kwangju Biennale (Seoul), Artists Space, and The Kitchen (New York). He has held visiting positions at San Francisco Art Institute, MIT Media Lab, and the Art Center College of Design. The Tribe
, a short film he co-wrote, was selected for the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. For his research, he was awarded the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award in 1994, the National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellowship in 1995, the Joseph F. Engelberger Robotics Award in 2000, the IEEE Major Educational Innovation Award in 2001 and named IEEE Fellow in 2005.
Goldberg is editor of several books, including The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology in the Age of the Internet (MIT Press, 2000) [link] and [link].
Ken Goldberg's extensive website is at [link]