Carolina Parada (Google AI) “State of Robotics @ Google”

April 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
via Zoom


Robotics@Google’s mission is to make robots useful in the real world through machine learning. We are excited about a new model for robotics, designed for generalization across diverse environments and instructions. This model is focused on scalable data-driven learning, which is task-agnostic, leverages simulation, learns from past experience, and can be quickly adapted to work in the real-world through limited interactions. In this talk, we’ll share some of our recent work in this direction in both manipulation and locomotion applications.


Carolina Parada is a Senior Engineering Manager at Google Robotics. She leads the robot-mobility group, which focuses on improving robot motion planning, navigation, and locomotion, using reinforcement learning. Prior to that, she led the camera perception team for self-driving cars at Nvidia for 2 years. She was also a lead with Speech @ Google for 7 years, where she drove multiple research and engineering efforts that enabled Ok Google, the Google Assistant, and Voice-Search. Carolina grew up in Venezuela and moved to the US to pursue a B.S. and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at University of Washington and her Phd at Johns Hopkins University at the Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP).

Center for Language and Speech Processing