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.

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Contextual Robotics Institute 2018 Forum: Healthcare Robotics

The Contextual Robotics Institute 2018 Forum is Thursday, November 8 at UC San Diego. The topic is Healthcare Robotics.

The Forum will explore robotics in healthcare. We will consider both clinical and domestic applications of robotics technology. Topics will include: surgical robotics, physical and sensory augmentation, cognitive support, and industry/government relations.

Want to receive an invite?
Email dbkane@ucsd.edu

Our 2017 Forum was held last October 27.
Read the wrap-up story.

Robotics News


June 13, 2018

Endless Creativity: Designing Robots at UC San Diego

UC San Diego masters and PhD students designed and built all sorts of different walking robots for the Spring 2018 quarter of MAE 207: Bioinspired mobile robotics.  Full Story


May 30, 2018

Cell-like nanorobots clear bacteria and toxins from blood

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed tiny ultrasound-powered robots that can swim through blood, removing harmful bacteria and the toxins they produce. These proof-of-concept nanorobots could one day offer a safe and efficient way to detoxify and decontaminate biological fluids. Full Story


Robotics Seminars


May 10, 2018

Transforming today's manually operated machines into tomorrow's autonomous solutions

Joint CCSD-CRI Seminar - Oleg Sinyavskiy from Brain Corporation Learn More


May 7, 2018

Building Safe and Secure Cyber-Physical Systems Against All Odds!

CRI Lecture Series - Radoslav Ivanov fro University of Pennsylvania Learn More


May 4, 2018

Avoiding Armageddon: Long-term Asteroid Orbit Deflection Optimization with Kinetic Impactors

Joint CCSD-CRI Seminar - Siegfried Eggl from NASA Learn More


April 26, 2018

Smart Robotic Assistants for Manufacturing Applications

CRI Lecture Series - SK Gupta from University of Southern California Learn More


April 20, 2018

Gait Rehabilitation for Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries using the Treadport locomotion Interface

CRI Lecture Sereis - John Hollerbach from University of Utah. Note change location Learn More


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