The Contextual Robotics Institute will hold the 6th annual Forum on November 7, 2019.

Attendees will connect with San Diego's top researchers, students and industry professionals working on cutting edge robotics.


The UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute will hold the 2019 San Diego Robotics Forum on Thursday, November 7. We're bringing together the broader robotics community in San Diego to continue to grow the regional ecosystem. The Forum will showcase the breadth and depth of robotics work underway here. 

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


Robotics News

October 15, 2019

Clingfish biology inspires better suction cup

A team of engineers and marine biologists built a better suction cup inspired by the mechanism that allows the clingfish to adhere to both smooth and rough surfaces, such as rocks in the area where the tide comes and goes. Researchers reverse engineered the clingfish’s suction disk and developed devices that cling well to wet and dry objects both in an out of water. The devices can hold up to hundreds of times their own weight. They could be used in a wide range of applications from handling and packaging for produce, to robotic grippers in manufacturing, to the recovery of archaeological artifacts. Full Story

July 15, 2019

Get up and go bots getting closer, study says

Robotics researchers at the University of California San Diego have for the first time used a commercial 3D printer to embed complex sensors inside robotic limbs and grippers. But they found that materials commercially available for 3D printing still need to be improved before the robots can be fully functional. Full Story