Wildfire is an extremely complex problem and research and mitigation have never been more important. UC San Diego researchers across disciplines work to combat wildfires and the problems that stem from them through novel research and technologies.
A "living material," made of a natural polymer combined with genetically engineered bacteria, could offer a sustainable and eco-friendly solution to clean pollutants from water.
MADURA (Mentorship for Advancing Diversity in Undergraduate Research on Aging), a National Institute of Aging funded R25 undergraduate training program, aims to improve diversity in research and clinical careers that are focused on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and other aging-related topics. MADURA provides paid research lab placements and group training for UC San Diego undergraduates, who are from groups historically underrepresented in MSTEM (Medical, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) majors. The program supports trainee academic success and retention and promotes application to graduate/medical programs and/or entry into clinical or research careers in aging or ADRD.
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, who detailed their work in a recent issue of Science Robotics.
Inspired by the effortless way humans handle objects without seeing them, a team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed a new approach that enables a robotic hand to rotate objects solely through touch, without relying on vision.
Researchers led by UC San Diego have developed a new model that trains four-legged robots to see more clearly in 3D. The advance enabled a robot to autonomously cross challenging terrain with ease—including stairs, rocky ground and gap-filled paths—while clearing obstacles in its way.
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