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 2018 Forum: Healthcare Robotics

The Contextual Robotics Institute 2018 Forum is Thursday, November 8 at UC San Diego. The topic is Healthcare Robotics.

The Forum will explore robotics in healthcare. We will consider both clinical and domestic applications of robotics technology. Topics will include: surgical robotics, physical and sensory augmentation, cognitive support, and industry/government relations.

Learn more and register today.

 

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Robotics News


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July 15, 2019

Get up and go bots getting closer, study says

Robotics researchers at the University of California San Diego have for the first time used a commercial 3D printer to embed complex sensors inside robotic limbs and grippers. But they found that materials commercially available for 3D printing still need to be improved before the robots can be fully functional. Full Story


May 13, 2019

ICRA 2019 preview: bots, drones and neural nets

From ways to improve long-distance surgery techniques to better ways to get robots to work with humans in manufacturing settings and to a testing platform for UAVs, engineers at the University of California San Diego will make strong showing at the 2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation May 20 to 24 in Montreal, Canada.  Full Story


Seminars

UNDERWATER ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGY

Leverett Bezanson - SeeByte Inc.

12:30PM - 1:30PM

EBUII (MAE Department) Room 105

To get reliable autonomy there have to be layers of robust software built from the ground up. In the underwater domain, this is a difficult feat due to the lack of reliable navigation or communication. The talk will go through the levels of autonomy necessary to build a multivehicle autonomous mission capable of collaboration or swarming.

FACE PROCESSING: Bridging Natural and Artificial Intelligence 

Dr. Angela Yu, UCSD Cognitive Science Department 

Computer Science and Engineering Building 4140

1:00pm - 2:00pm

 Dr. Aviv Tamar 

Computer Science and Engineering Building (CSE) Room 1242 / Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. PST 

LEARNING REPRESENTATIONS FOR PLANNING

Transforming today's manually operated machines into tomorrow's autonomous solutions

Joint CCSD-CRI Seminar - Oleg Sinyavskiy from Brain Corporation