Industry Day Registration
The Center for Interdisciplinary Bio-Inspiration in Education and Research (CiBER) proposes to discover fundamental principles from biology that inspire novel design in engineering and train the next generation of scientists and engineers to collaborate in mutually beneficial relationships. This nature-inspired approach can instruct us how to best use new materials and manufacturing processes developed by engineers to address current and future problems. Bringing unique knowledge to this interdisciplinary approach are over 25 faculty members from these seven departments: Integrative Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Psychology and the Berkeley Natural History Museums. The result is innovative education and research that create an exciting platform for transformative discoveries and creative industry applications.
CiBERs inaugural event is also the formal launch of Centers Industry Affiliates Program (CIAP), which is designed to facilitate industry-student-faculty interactions. These planned interactions have several benefits for member companies. Students who have experienced CiBERs interdisciplinary, research-based education and interaction with industry make excellent new hires another strong company benefit to CIAP membership. For a list of potential membership benefits, please click: here.
BY INVITATION ONLY–APRIL 15, 2008CiBER Industry Day: Gecko Research
This event presents the latest news on gecko-inspired adhesives and CiBERs robotics research. For further information, contact Debra Jacob, Industry Affiliates Manager at PartnerWithCIBER@berkeley.edu, or 510-642-3398.
Register today to hear Helen Greiner, Co-founder and Chairman of iRobot Corp., speak on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 4:00 p.m., UC Berkeley. iRobot designs behavior-based, artificially intelligent robots. Powered by iRobots proprietary AWARETM Robot Intelligence Systems, these robots are designed to navigate through complex and dynamic real-world situations, from maneuvering around furniture to searching abandoned buildings.