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


March 20, 2020

How Robots Can Help Combat COVID-19: Science Robotics Editorial

Can robots be effective tools in combating the COVID-19 pandemic? A group of leaders in the field of robotics, including Henrik Christensen, director of UC San Diego’s Contextual Robotics Institute, say yes, and outline a number of examples in an editorial in the March 25 issue of Science Robotics. They say robots can be used for  clinical care such as telemedicine and decontamination; logistics such as delivery and handling of contaminated waste; and reconnaissance such as monitoring compliance with voluntary quarantines.  Full Story


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


Seminars

(All Seminars)

Location: Atkinson Hall Auditorium

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

"Learning Adaptive Models for Human-Robot Teaming" 

Atkinson Hall 4004/4006

Howard Thomas - University of Rochester

"Key Challenges in Agricultural Robotics with Examples of Ground Vehicle Localization in Orchards and Task-Specific Manipulator Design for Fruit Harvesting"

EBU 1 - Qualcomm Conference Room 

Amir Degani - Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) 

 

"The Business of Robotics: An introduction to the commercial robotics landscape, and considerations for identifying valuable robot opportunities."

Center for Memory Recording Research (CMRR)

Phil DuffyBrain Corp