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2023 Press Releases

New York Drones & Robotics AI Summit heralds growing automation industry

The Robot Report | November 21, 2023

The Big Apple is the center of the East Coast innovation corridor, which stretches north to Boston and Canada and south to Washington, D.C., and North Carolina?s Research Triangle. On Nov. 8, more than 200 leaders within the drone, robotics, and artificial intelligence ecosystem gathered at the Drones & Robotics AI Summit 2023 in New York to network, ideate, and demonstrate innovative technologies. Quotes Henrik Christensen, director of the UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute Full Story

Making Empathy Artificial

Communications of the ACM | November 16, 2023

In order to design better service robots, chatbots, and generative AI systems, it is critical to imbue computing devices with a sense of empathy, the capacity to understand what another person is experiencing. While current artificial agents can simulate basic forms of compassion, they are simply responding to keywords or other basic cues and spitting out coded responses. Full Story

Video Friday: Morphing Adaptive Robots

IEEE Spectrum | October 6, 2023

Robots built by engineers at the University of California, San Diego helped achieve a major breakthrough in understanding how insect flight evolved, described in the 4 October 2023 issue of the journal Nature. Full Story

?Just Don?t Do Their Job Quite Right?: 40 Useless Robots

Bored Panda | October 5, 2023

In order to familiarize ourselves better with the field of robotics, Bored Panda got in touch with a national policy leader for the field of robotics, director of the Contextual Robotics Institute, and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at University of California San Diego, Henrik Christensen, who was kind enough to answer a few of our questions. Full Story

Tiny Robotic Insects Shine a Light on an Evolutionary Mystery, Through "Robophysics" Experimentation | October 5, 2023

Researchers from the University of California San Diego and the Georgia Institute of Technology believe they have shone new light onto how insects evolved two distinct flight strategies ? by building tiny winged robots for "robophysics" experiments. Full Story