Robotics Leaders Featured at Forum Focused on Future of Robotic Systems

On Oct. 30, 2015, the University of California, San Diego will host a one-day event focused on the future of robotics for medicine, autonomous vehicles, first-response scenarios, consumer applications and more.

The second Contextual Robotics Forum at UC San Diego features nine keynote talks from world leaders in robotics and related technologies including Marc Raibert, President of Boston Dynamics; Rob High, VP & CTO, Watson Solutions, IBM Software Group; and Todd Hylton, Executive Vice President of Brain Corporation.

Matt Grob, CTO of Qualcomm, is among the industry partners giving opening remarks along with Albert P. Pisano, dean of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.

Attendees will have several opportunities to interact with the forum speakers, UC San Diego professors and graduate students presenting robotics demos and posters.

The Contextual Robotics Forum is part of UC San Diego’s efforts to help strengthen the robotics ecosystem in San Diego and the greater California-Baja region.

Register for the forum. Alumni recieve a $50 discount on admission.

Contextual Robotics

UC San Diego researchers from across all engineering disciplines, computer and data sciences, cognitive and neurosciences and the social sciences are advancing technologies critical for tomorrow’s robotic systems that will see and think before acting. This area of “contextual robotics” offers great opportunities due to the convergence of a collection of rapidly advancing fields including computer vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, controls, emotion detection, high-performance computing, energy-efficient computing and hardware, embedded systems, soft robotics and much more.

A cross section of UC San Diego professors and students working in these converging fields will present their latest work at the technology showcase following the keynote talks.


Date: Oct. 30, 2015
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego
Cost: $125 general admission / $75 alumni
Web: Contextual Robotics Forum