UC San Diego to Launch Contextual Robotics Institute

(San Diego Business Journal, October 29, 2015) – The University of California, San Diego has announced plans to start a Contextual Robotics Institute, bringing together top academics from its schools of engineering and social science.

With the institute, the university hopes to design machines that function better with, and act friendlier toward, human beings.

The goal is to make robotic systems that function in the real world based on the contextual information they perceive, in real time.

The institute could help make San Diego a leader in robotics, the university said in a statement.

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