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The UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute will hold its 7th annual Forum on November 15-16, 2022.  

Join us to connect with UC San Diego's top researchers and students, as well as industry professionals working on cutting edge robotics.

The theme of the 2022 Forum is Robotics at UC San Diego. From medical robots to autonomous cars, and robots for children with disabilities to bioinspired robots for deep sea exploration, the Forum will highlight the breadth and depth of robotics work underway at the Contextual Robotics Institute.

The day-long program featurs presentations, panel discussions, posters, demonstrations and networking. 

The Forum was postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19. Read a 2019 Forum wrap-up here

 

Robotic News


San Diego Union-Tribune previews opening of Franklin Antonio Hall

San Diego Union-Tribune previews opening of Franklin Antonio Hall

September 9, 2022

Just weeks before the grand opening on Sept. 23, the San Diego Union-Tribune published an extensive story about Franklin Antonio Hall, the latest building at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. The sleek and soaring structure is located across the street from to Atkinson Hall, near the campus’ Warren College neighborhood.    Full Story


The physics of walking is simpler than we thought

The physics of walking is simpler than we thought

September 5, 2022

The physics of walking for multi-legged animals and robots is simpler than previously thought. That is the finding described by a team of roboticists, physicists and biologists in the Sept. 5 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, in a paper titled “Walking is like slithering: a unifying, data-driven view of locomotion.”    Full Story


UC San Diego engineers receive 2 out of 10 prestigious national young investigators awards

UC San Diego engineers receive 2 out of 10 prestigious national young investigators awards

July 22, 2022

UC San Diego faculty members brought home two of the 10 Beckman Young Investigator awards bestowed nationwide this year by the Beckman Foundation. What’s more, both faculty members, Lisa Poulikakos and Tania Morimoto, are part of the UC San Diego Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  It’s the first time the award goes to two researchers from the same department at the same institution.    Full Story