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.
Contextual Robotics Institute's fourth-annual Forum was October 27, 2017.Read the wrap-up story.
May 14, 2018
From a gripper equipped with gecko-inspired adhesives, to artificial muscles and robotic joints, to talks on human-robot interaction and health care robotics, the University of California San Diego will have a strong presence at the 2018 International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 21 to 25 in Brisbane, Australia. Full Story
April 25, 2018
An innovative, eel-like robot developed by engineers and marine biologists at the University of California can swim silently in salt water without an electric motor. Instead, the robot uses artificial muscles filled with water to propel itself. The foot-long robot, which is connected to an electronics board that remains on the surface, is also virtually transparent. The team, which includes researchers from UC San Diego and UC Berkeley, details their work in the April 25 issue of Science Robotics. Full Story
May 10, 2018
Joint CCSD-CRI Seminar - Oleg Sinyavskiy from Brain Corporation Learn More
May 7, 2018
CRI Lecture Series - Radoslav Ivanov fro University of Pennsylvania Learn More
May 4, 2018
Joint CCSD-CRI Seminar - Siegfried Eggl from NASA Learn More
April 26, 2018
CRI Lecture Series - SK Gupta from University of Southern California Learn More
April 20, 2018
CRI Lecture Sereis - John Hollerbach from University of Utah. Note change location Learn More