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‘Robot Combat League’ Stars Calit2’s Saura Naderi in ‘Fight to the Death’

February 26, 2013

A new television series featuring 12 giant robots who ‘fight to the death’ casts University of California, San Diego engineering physics alumna Saura Naderi (B.S., ‘07) as one of a dozen ‘robo-techs’ who partner with a human fighter (‘robo-jockey’) and a super-sized robot to compete for a $100,000 prize.

UC San Diego Roboticists Shine at Human Robot Interaction 2024 Conference

March 26, 2024

UC San Diego robotics research—from supporting patient home care and stroke rehabilitation to facilitating mission critical teamwork among first responders—was on display during the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI).

A tensegrity robot to clean and explore ducts

October 20, 2015

Researchers in the UCSD Robotics lab have developed a duct-exploring robot based on the principles of tensegrity, a structural design paradigm which combines components under pure tension and pure compression to make mass efficient, accurately controllable structures. Ioana Patringenaru

Robots to the Rhino Rescue

May 2, 2019

Robots to the Rhino Rescue How flexible robotics could help save critically endangered rhinos from extinction Rhino. Image by iStock.com/Byrdyak The critically endangered northern white rhino might have more of a chance thanks to a partnership between the University of California San Diego and San Diego Zoo Global. With just…

Speedy Collision Detector Could Make Robots Better Human Assistants

November 13, 2017

…detection algorithm could enable robots to work more fluidly in the operating room or at home for assisted living. The algorithm, dubbed “Fastron,” runs up to 8 times faster than existing collision detection algorithms. It uses machine learning to help robots avoid moving objects and weave through complex, rapidly changing…

This Robot Doesn’t Need Any Electronics

February 17, 2021

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have created a four-legged soft robot that doesn’t need any electronics to work. The robot only needs a constant source of pressurized air for all its functions, including its controls and locomotion systems.

UC San Diego Artists, Sci-Fi Author Unveil Video Installation for Robot Exhibition in Germany

February 14, 2017

…Clarke Center, gave the opening talk at the “Hello, Robot” exhibition, and Clarke Center director Sheldon Brown led the team (including Sterling) that created the video installation “My Elegant Robot Freedom” on display in the new exhibition.

These Robots Helped Understand How Insects Evolved Two Distinct Strategies of Flight

October 4, 2023

Robots built by engineers at the University of California San Diego helped achieve a major breakthrough in understanding how insect flight evolved, described in the Oct. 4, 2023 issue of the journal Nature.

Babies Time Their Smiles to Make Their Moms Smile in Return

September 23, 2015

…issue of PLOS ONE, a team of computer scientists, roboticists and developmental psychologists confirm what most parents already suspect: when babies smile, they do so with a purpose—to make the person they interact with smile in return.

See, Think, Predict

January 30, 2019

An international team of researchers has developed a perception system for soft robots inspired by the way humans process information about their own bodies in space and in relation to other objects and people. They describe the system, which includes a motion capture system, soft sensors, a neural

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