UC Berkeley Robotics and Intelligent Machines Lab
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Getting started with this web site

This FAQ section covers matters of interest to new users of the Robotics website.

How can I request a login account on this website?

To request an account on this website, click on the Login link on the navigation bar at the top of the page. From there, click on the "request page" link in the first line of text.

Or, simply click here.

If you meet the requirements to get a login and you would like to receive email about Robotics conferences, be sure to request becoming a full member of the 'robotics' workgroup. For details, see How do I register for a workshop?.

Who can get a login?

Accounts on the Robotics site are only granted to our active collaborators.

Informational accounts are not granted, you must be invited to request an account.

Masquerading -- Acting on behalf of someone else

You may be an administrative assistant for a Robotics member, and need to register them for Robotics workshops, or take some other action on the website on their behalf.

One tempting way to do this is to change the name and contact information in your own account profile to look like them. This only leads to confusion, because it results in two accounts with the same name, one of which does not really belong to that person.

The correct way is to have them designate you as their "proxy". Ask them to visit their profile page (options -> Your Account -> Your Profile, or this link: robotics.eecs.berkeley.edu/options/account/profile/). At the bottom of the page, they can designate you as their proxy.

Once that is done, on your profile page (options -> Your Account -> Your Profile, or this link: robotics.eecs.berkeley.edu/options/account/profile/) there will be a menu choice, "Masquerade as ... xxx", where xxx is the username of the person who has made you their proxy.

As soon as you click on their username, you will immediately be logged in as them, without any need for their password. You can then register them for a Robotics workshop, modify their profile, or do anything else you like under their account. When you are finished, simply click logout and you will be back to your own login.

If you need any assistance with this, please send email to webmgr at robotics eecs berkeley edu.

I forgot my website password, what do I do?
If you forgot your website password, please visit the password resetting page.

A new random string will be emailed to you. When you get the new random password, use it to log in, and then follow the instructions in the email message to change your password.

What if I can't remember my username?

To find your username you may either search the Directory or you may perfom a search for your name in the Search section.

See also How do I change my CVS or SVN password?