ROBOTS IN THE REAL WORLD
WORKING WITH HUMANS
Our research teams are working to solve today’s pressing challenges in key areas including healthcare and autonomous vehicles.
Long term, we aim to develop robots that serve society in real-time, in the real world. These robotic systems will adapt, evolve, and create their own solutions based on the people and situations – the context – they encounter. And they’ll need to be secure.
To deliver, we are tackling fundamental research bottlenecks that will open up new capabilities for robots. Autonomous operation in many different environments is just one example.
Our plans require new approaches to research. New paradigms. We’ve aligned world-class expertise in hardware, software, cognitive science, design, machine learning, materials, security, and more, to make it happen.
September 22, 2021
Researchers at the UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute will present three papers at the IROS 2021 conference, which takes place Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, 2021, both online and in person in Prague. Full Story
August 18, 2021
A team of engineers and physicians has developed a steerable catheter that for the first time will give neurosurgeons the ability to steer the device in any direction they want while navigating the brain’s arteries and blood vessels. The device was inspired by nature, specifically insect legs and flagella--tail-like structures that allow microscopic organisms such as bacteria to swim. Full Story
July 29, 2021
Robotics researchers at UC San Diego are a key part of new NSF AI Institute. AI-driven optimization will allow robots to better perceive their environment and interact with them in a robust manner. Full Story
"CRI Seminars Speaker Fall 2021"
We will have presentations from:
Sep 23 H.I. Christensen, UCSD - IROS Papers
Sep 30 Dmitry Berenson, UMICH - Collaborative Robots
Oct 7 Sonia Chernova, GT - Human Collaborative Systems
Oct 14 Tom Howard, UR - Enabling Grounded Language Models
Oct 21 Paolo PIrjanian - Embodied Robotics
Oct 28 CJ Taylor, UPENN - Perceptual Robotics
Nov 4 Howie Choset, CMU - Robot Mechanisms
Nov 18 Dieter Fox, UW - Robots & ML
Dec 2 Sangbae Kim, MIT - Robot Mobility
The seminars are every Thursday @ 11am.
Zoom info: https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/94406976474
"Observing, Learning, and Executing Fine-Grained Manipulation Activities: A Systems Perspective"
Thursday, May 27 @ 12:00ppm PST
Speaker: Gregory D. Hager