The 2016 Contextual Robotics Forum took place October 28, 2016. It was a day focused on the future of robotics and shared autonomy. Below, please find a link to the updated national robotics roadmap, which Henrik Christensen, Director of the UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute, mentioned in his talk. The roadmap offers a summary of the main societal opportunities that were identified; the associated challenges; and a presentation of efforts that would ensure the U.S. continues to lead in robotics research innovation, and adoption of both technology and policy frameworks.

Speakers

Henrik Christensen

Henrik Christensen

Director, Contextual Robotics Institute 
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering 
UC San Diego

Jorge Cortes

Jorge Cortes

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
UC San Diego

Frank Dellaert

Frank Dellaert

Technical Project Lead, Facebook 
Professor, Georgia Tech

James Kuffner

James Kuffner

Chief Technology Officer
Toyota Research Institute

Liam Pedersen

Liam Pedersen

Principal Researcher 
Nissan

Ayse Saygin

Ayse Saygin

Professor, Cognitive Science
UC San Diego

Raj Talluri

Raj Talluri

Senior Vice President
Qualcomm

Dr. Bob Touchton

Dr. Bob Touchton

Chief Autonomy Scientist 
Leidos

Remarks

Albert P. Pisano

Albert P. Pisano

Dean
Jacobs School of Engineering

Matt Grob

Matt Grob

CTO
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Carol Padden

Carol Padden

Dean
Social Sciences