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.
June 13, 2018
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
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
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