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UC San Diego Researchers Receive $5.7M for Climate Action Projects

August 24, 2023

Three teams led by researchers at the University of California San Diego received $5.7 million in climate action seed grants from the University of California on Aug. 23, 2023. The grants aim to spur implementation of solutions that directly address state climate priorities.

This 3D Printed Gripper Doesn’t Need Electronics To Function

July 27, 2023

This soft robotic gripper is not only 3D printed in one print, it also doesn’t need any electronics to work. The device was developed by a team of roboticists at UC San Diego, in collaboration with researchers at the BASF corporation.

Bot Inspired by Baby Turtles Can Swim Under the Sand

July 18, 2023

It’s the only robot that is able to travel in sand at a depth of 5 inches.

Building Bridges –Literally–Goal of Friendly Nationwide Engineering Competition

June 15, 2023

Student cheers mixed with the noise of power tools on a Saturday morning at Liontree Arena as more than 40 student teams, including one from UC San Diego, competed in the finals of a national steel bridge competition.

Making Robots for Humans: Robotics Experts Present at ICRA 2023

May 30, 2023

From robotics surgery to better algorithms for robots working in teams with humans, researchers at the UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute are presenting 16 papers at the ICRA 2023 conference from May 29 to June 2 in London.

Tallest Full-scale Building Ever Built on an Earthquake Simulator Put to the Test at UC San Diego

April 5, 2023

A 10-story building made of cross-laminated timber will be tested on one of the world’s two largest earthquake simulators at the University of California San Diego this spring. Known as the Tallwood project, it is the tallest full-scale building ever to be constructed and tested on a shake table.

Two UC San Diego Engineers Elected to the National Academy of Inventors

February 27, 2023

Two engineers from the University of California San Diego have been elected Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), in recognition of their efforts to improve human health through engineering.

Breakthrough Enables Battery-free Smart Tag Technology

February 21, 2023

Imagine you can open your fridge, open an app on your phone and immediately know which items are expiring within a few days. This is one of the applications that a new technology developed by engineers at the University of California San Diego would enable.
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