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2015 Press Releases

Spherical Robot

San Diego Union Tribune | December 16, 2015

In a Star Wars robotics story, mechanical engineering professor Tom Bewley describes IceCube, a small, self-propelled spherical robot developed in his UC San Diego labs that is meant to aid first responders and the military. Full Story

Contextual Robotics Forum 2015: the Future of Robotics

I-Connect 007 | December 9, 2015

Robotics leaders from industry, academia and the public sector met at the University of California, San Diego to discuss the future of robotics at the second annual Contextual Robotics Forum on Oct. 30, 2015 at the University of California, San Diego. At the Forum, the deans of the Jacobs School of Engineering and Division of Social Sciences at UC San Diego announced the launch of the Contextual Robotics Institute. Full Story

California Researchers Eye Robots To Help People Age at Home

iHealthBeat | November 16, 2015

University of California-San Diego researchers are working to develop robots that can listen, speak and react to human needs. Earlier this month, the university launched its Contextual Robotics Institute, a multi-disciplinary effort to develop robotic technology with artificial intelligence that can be used to help the country's growing elderly population "age in place." Full Story

UC San Diego Aims to Create Robots That Can See, Think, and Do

Food World News | October 30, 2015

University of California, San Diego's (UCSD) Contextual Robotics Institute formally announces today, October 29, Friday during the biggest meet of the nation's top scientists at UC San Diego to discuss the future of robotics. UCSD's robotics institute aims to create robots capable of interpreting and doing human impressions and activities, to recognising what people see, think, and do. Full Story

UCSD to Create Hub for Robotics Study

San Diego Union Tribune | October 29, 2015

Institute aims for collaboration between on "robots of the future" Full Story