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.
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.
November 7, 2019
As if to keep up with the growing frequency and intensity of wildfires throughout California, a network of wildfire-spotting cameras grew from 35 stations last year to more than 300 as of late October. The ALERTWildfire system co-developed by UC San Diego is one of several products created by the university that are improving the technological capability of western states to deal with wildfires now that the once-rare catastrophic events are becoming commonplace. Jacobs School researchers are also working on this effort, developing drones to spot wildfires before they get out of control. Full Story
November 6, 2019
Researchers receive $2.3M in NSF grants to investigate how robots can be used to provide personalized healthcare
Computer science professor Laurel Riek is the lead researcher on $2.3 million in new grants from the National Science Foundation to investigate how intelligent, personalized robots can be used to support neurorehabilitation for adults with mild cognitive impairment and adults recuperating from a stroke. Full Story
Location: Atkinson Hall Auditorium
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
People-First Systems Engineering: Challenges and Opportunities in Smart Cities
Jeff Lorbeck - Qualcomm
Handling Scale (System and Developer) and Reliability in Large and Critical Systems
Sagnik Nandy - Google
An Integrated Medium Earth Orbit - Low Earth Orbit Navigation, Communication and Authentication System of Systems
David Whelan - UC San Diego
The Cost of Taking Shortcuts
David Harris - Cubic Transporation Systems
Scaling the Third Dimension in Silicon Integration
Srinivas Chennupaty - Intel
Applying a Decision Theoretic Framework for Evaluating System Trade-Offs
Nirmal Velayudhan - ViaSat
Systems Engineering the World's Most Energetic Laser
Robert Plummer - LLNL
The Criticality of Systems Engineering to Autonomous Air Vehicle Development
Ariele Sparks - Northrop Grumman