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This may be the Apple II of AI-driven robot arms

MIT Technology Review

Robots in factories today are powerful and precise, but dumb as toast. A new robot arm, developed by a team of researchers from UC Berkeley, is meant to change that by providing a cheap-yet-powerful platform for AI experimentation. The team likens their creation to the Apple II, the personal computer that attracted hobbyists and hackers in the 1970s and '80s, ushering in a technological revolution. Robots and AI have evolved in parallel as areas of research for decades. In recent years, however, AI has advanced rapidly when applied to abstract problems like labeling images or playing video games.



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UC Berkeley assistant coach resigns after allegations

U.S. News

A University of California, Berkeley assistant basketball coach has resigned after sexual harassment allegations, dropping the appeal of the school's attempt to fire him. Yann Hufnagel resigned Thursday, a day before the results of his review were to be released. The school gave Hufnagel a termination notice last month after a female journalist covering the team said he made many unwelcome advances toward her. His attorney, Mary McNamara, said in a statement Thursday that the "toxic environment at UC Berkeley" has made it impossible for Hufnagel to rejoin the basketball team he loves. The allegations against Hufnagel were among many recent high-profile sexual harassment cases at UC Berkeley that have raised questions over top officials' handling of them.

The Latest: Vigil honors Berkeley student slain in France

U.S. News

Students leave condolences on a banner for Nicolas Leslie, who was killed in France last week, during a vigil at the University of California, Berkeley Monday, July 18, 2016 in Berkeley, Calif. Leslie, 20, a Berkeley student who was killed in last week's Bastille Day truck attack in France was remembered Monday as an energetic and engaged member of the campus community. Leslie was an aspiring entrepreneur and environmentalist who participated in fraternity life and a student-run consulting group that provides marketing, research and social responsibility advice to businesses, student body President William Morrow said.