Google Research


We work to make robots useful in the real world through machine learning.

About the team

Our goal is to improve robotics via machine learning, and improve machine learning via robotics. We foster close collaborations between machine learning researchers and roboticists to enable learning at scale on real and simulated robotic systems.

We're exploring how to teach robots transferable skills, by learning in parallel across many manipulation arms in our one-of-a-kind lab purpose-built for machine learning research.

We're enabling robots to predict what happens when they move objects around, to learn about the world around them and make better, safer decisions without supervision. We are sharing our training data publicly to help advance the state-of-the-art in this field. We're also bringing advances in deep learning to robot motion planning, navigation, and the exciting and demanding world of self-driving cars to improve their safety and reliability.

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