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 2019 Forum

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. 

Learn more and register today.

 

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Robotics News


November 7, 2019

The Race to Stay Ahead of Wildfires

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


Seminars

(All Seminars)

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