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.
The 2019 Forum will convene San Diego’s robotics community to highlight the region’s breadth of expertise in autonomy, artificial intelligence, service robots and drones. Speakers from academia and industry will meet to share the latest advances in the field of robotics, and to develop a vision for the San Diego region as the national hub of robotics innovation.
November 14, 2019
From companies worth billions of dollars to startups employing a small number of people, UC San Diego engineering alumni are at the core of the robotics ecosystem here in San Diego County.This was clearly evident at the sixth annual robotics forum organized by the UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute Nov. 7. The forum focused exclusively on local companies this year and was dubbed the San Diego Robotics Forum for the occasion. The goal was to showcase the breadth and depth of the region’s robotics strengths, and solidify San Diego’s reputation as Robot Beach. Full Story
November 12, 2019
Harry Potter had his magical owl, Hedwig, to bring him mail. UC San Diego has driverless cars. If you’ve seen carts that look like they’re driving themselves on the road around Warren and Sixth College this quarter, you have not been imagining things. Two self-driving vehicles have been delivering mail to the two colleges since September. Full Story
Location: Atkinson Hall Auditorium
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
People-First Systems Engineering: Challenges and Opportunities in Smart Cities
Jeff Lorbeck - Qualcomm
Handling Scale (System and Developer) and Reliability in Large and Critical Systems
Sagnik Nandy - Google
An Integrated Medium Earth Orbit - Low Earth Orbit Navigation, Communication and Authentication System of Systems
David Whelan - UC San Diego
The Cost of Taking Shortcuts
David Harris - Cubic Transporation Systems
Scaling the Third Dimension in Silicon Integration
Srinivas Chennupaty - Intel
Applying a Decision Theoretic Framework for Evaluating System Trade-Offs
Nirmal Velayudhan - ViaSat
Systems Engineering the World's Most Energetic Laser
Robert Plummer - LLNL
The Criticality of Systems Engineering to Autonomous Air Vehicle Development
Ariele Sparks - Northrop Grumman