Shared Autonomy
New Directions in Human-Machine Interaction
October 28, 2016

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.

2016 Speakers

Henrik Christensen

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

Jorge Cortes

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
UC San Diego

Frank Dellaert

Technical Project Lead, Facebook
Professor, Georgia Tech

James Kuffner

Chief Technology Officer
Toyota Research Institute

Liam Pedersen

Principal Researcher

Ayse Saygin

Professor, Cognitive Science
UC San Diego

Raj Talluri

Senior Vice President

Dr. Bob Touchton

Chief Autonomy Scientist


Matt Grob

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Carol Padden

Social Sciences

Albert P. Pisano

Jacobs School of Engineering