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ROBOTS IN THE REAL WORLD
WORKING WITH HUMANS

Our research teams solve pressing robotics challenges in three overarching areas:
autonomous systems, cyber-physical technologies, and medical robotics.

Many of  the robotics systems we develop are able to adapt and evolve based
on the people and situation - the context - they encounter.

Faculty, students, and professional research staff in each of the
Contextual Robotics Institute's three core research areas will be housed in
collaborative research laboratories - collaborations - in Franklin Antonio Hall,
the newest engineering building at UC San Diego.

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Robotic News


San Diego Union-Tribune previews opening of Franklin Antonio Hall

San Diego Union-Tribune previews opening of Franklin Antonio Hall

September 9, 2022

Just weeks before the grand opening on Sept. 23, the San Diego Union-Tribune published an extensive story about Franklin Antonio Hall, the latest building at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. The sleek and soaring structure is located across the street from to Atkinson Hall, near the campus’ Warren College neighborhood.    Full Story


The physics of walking is simpler than we thought

The physics of walking is simpler than we thought

September 5, 2022

The physics of walking for multi-legged animals and robots is simpler than previously thought. That is the finding described by a team of roboticists, physicists and biologists in the Sept. 5 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, in a paper titled “Walking is like slithering: a unifying, data-driven view of locomotion.”    Full Story


UC San Diego engineers receive 2 out of 10 prestigious national young investigators awards

UC San Diego engineers receive 2 out of 10 prestigious national young investigators awards

July 22, 2022

UC San Diego faculty members brought home two of the 10 Beckman Young Investigator awards bestowed nationwide this year by the Beckman Foundation. What’s more, both faculty members, Lisa Poulikakos and Tania Morimoto, are part of the UC San Diego Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  It’s the first time the award goes to two researchers from the same department at the same institution.    Full Story


News Archive

Seminars

May 19, 2022

"Robot Learning: Towards Real World Applications"

Thursday, May 19th @ 11AM PDT (Virtual)

Zoom:  https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/96737331505

Speaker:  Stefan Schaal, Google X, Intrinsic

May 12, 2022

"Motion Planning Around Obstacles with Convex Optimization"

Thursday, May 12th @ 11am PDT

This is a hybrid seminar with in-person presentation in EBU-1 Qualcomm Large Conference Room (first floor) and

Zoom Linkhttps://ucsd.zoom.us/j/96958677518

Speaker:  Russ Tedrake

May 05, 2022

"Beyond Recommender Engines and Image Recognition: Applications of AI/ML in the Department of Defense (DOD)"

Thursday, May 5th @ 11am

We will be hybrid with presentations in Atkinson Hall Room 4004 and also have a

Zoom option
https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/94186731965

Speakers:  Rey Nicolas and Dr. MacAllister, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems