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.

 

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Robotics News


Improved maps for self-driving vehicles win Research Expo 2021

Improved maps for self-driving vehicles win Research Expo 2021

May 25, 2021

From monitoring the structural integrity of airplane wings, to improving lithographic 3D printing processes, to creating better maps for self-driving cars, this year’s Research Expo symposium showcased the depth and breadth of work done by graduate engineering and computer science students at the University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.   Full Story


This system helps robots better navigate emergency rooms

This system helps robots better navigate emergency rooms

May 10, 2021

Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed a more accurate navigation system that will allow robots to better negotiate busy clinical environments in general and emergency departments more specifically.  The researchers have also developed a dataset of open source videos to help train robotic navigation systems in the future.    Full Story


CAREER awards for three researchers at UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute

CAREER awards for three researchers at UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute

April 29, 2021

Three researchers at the Contextual Robotics Institute at UC San Diego have received CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation in 2021. Their work ranges from robot mapping, to invertebrate locomotion, to autonomous robotic surgery.    Full Story


Seminars

"Observing, Learning, and Executing Fine-Grained Manipulation Activities: A Systems Perspective"

Thursday, May 27 @ 12:00ppm PST
 

Zoomhttps://ucsd.zoom.us/j/91267376688
Speaker: Gregory D. Hager

"Semantic Robot Programming... and Maybe Making the World a Better Place"

May 20, 2021 @ 12:00pm PST

Zoom: https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/91267376688

Speaker: Odest Chadwicke Jenkins, Ph.D.

"Designing the Future of Human-Robot Interaction"

May 13 @ 12pm (PST) 
 

Location: CSE 1202
Zoom: https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/91267376688

Speaker: Dr. Holly Yanco