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.

 

Join us.

 

Contextual Robotics Institute 2019 Forum

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. 

Learn more and register today.

 

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Robotics News


November 18, 2019

Thermodynamics could be the future of computing, researchers say

As Moore’s Law reaches its limits, thermodynamic computing might prove to be the future of the field, says a new report from an international team of 38 researchers led by UC San Diego professor of practice Todd Hylton, released this month.  Full Story


November 14, 2019

UC San Diego Alumni Power San Diego Robotics Ecosystem

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


Seminars

(All Seminars)

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