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The UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute will hold its 8th annual Forum on November 14, 2023.  

Join us to connect with San Diego's top robotics firms, as well as researchers and students working on cutting-edge robotics. The theme of the 2023 Forum is Robots in the Wild. From fenced-in beginnings, robots have evolved to play a crucial role in our daily lives, enhancing safety, efficiency, and even improving human health. This year's CRI Forum explores their wide-ranging applications in manufacturing, warehousing, transportation, home assistance, surgery, and environmental monitoring, addressing fundamental technologies and emerging use-cases.

The day-long program features presentations and panel discussions from some of the region's largest robotics companies as well as posters and demonstrations of the groundbreaking research happening at UC San Diego. 

Read a 2022 Forum wrap-up here. 

 

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Soft Robots, Tough Problems

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