Data Science / AI / Robotics
Three disciplines come together to create the technologies that will define the future.
Our AI experts and roboticists are working in concert with our data scientists, who are discovering new ways to analyze, visualize, and use their skills for a common goal: to harness the collective power of data, machine learning techniques, and autonomous systems to address the issues facing the world.
AI is everywhere. Can we make sure it's ethical?
AI powers so much of our world. It’s used by recruiters, police departments and businesses to help make their work more efficient. But with people’s lives on the line, can we trust that the algorithms behind AI are being created fairly? NYU Tandon researchers are helping to create an ecosystem where AI is critically analyzed to minimize the bias behind the code, and to ensure that these systems are used fairly and equitably whenever possible.
Better robotics through better data
At NYU Tandon, researchers are using 5G to connect autonomous teams of robots to complete tough and dangerous jobs, mimicking complex animal behaviors in remotely controlled robots, and creating cheaper, more accessible robots so that anyone can learn to program the next advancement in robotics. The future is here, and it’s being developed by our engineers.
Associate Professor Ludovic Righetti leads the Machines in Motion Laboratory, where he is exploring the algorithmic principles that allow a robot to run through rocky terrain, lift a couch while reaching for an object that rolled under it, or manipulate a screwdriver while balancing on top of a ladder. His aim is to create robots with the robustness and adaptability necessary to efficiently and autonomously act in an unknown and changing environment.
Assistant Professor Julia Stoyanovich’s work focuses on responsible data management and analysis practices: on operationalizing fairness, diversity, transparency, and data protection in all stages of the data acquisition and processing lifecycle. She established the Data, Responsibly consortium, serves on the New York City Automated Decision Systems Task Force (by appointment by Mayor de Blasio), and is a co-director of the Center for Responsible AI, a comprehensive laboratory for accelerating responsible AI practices.
AI is becoming more and more prevalent in businesses, public services, and other parts of our lives. But when the algorithms behind AI are written with the same prejudices that marr our current society, it has the potential to deepen inequality, not overcome it. In this webinar, members of The Center for Responsible AI walk us through their perspectives on the use of AI and automation, and their recommendations to make sure responsible AI will be the only kind of AI used in the future in this seminar.
Research Labs and Groups
Agile Robotics and Perception Lab
Algorithms and Foundations Group
Applied Dynamics and Optimization Laboratory
Automation and Intelligence for Civil Engineering
Center for Responsible AI
Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP)
Control and Network (CAN) Lab
Control/Robotics Research Laboratory (CRRL)
Cybersecurity for Democracy
Dynamical Systems Laboratory (DSL)
Machines in Motion
Mechatronics, Controls, and Robotics Lab
Medical Robotics and Interactive Intelligent Technologies (MERIIT)
NYU Tandon Future Labs
Sounds of New York City (SONYC)
The Governance Lab (The GovLab)
Visualization and Data Analytics ViDA Center