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Bringing a Bird's-Eye View to You

Bringing a Bird's-Eye View to You

February 20, 2024

From the campus that brought you GoPro (Nick Woodman ‘97) comes the latest in drone videography: Epic Drone Tours. The company, founded by two UC San Diego student-athlete alumni, uses GoPro cameras mounted to small, customized drones to capture immersive, first-person view tours of indoor spaces, from luxury hotels to commercial real estate buildings.  Full Story


New Cafe Brings Food and Community to UC San Diego's Franklin Antonio Hall

New Cafe Brings Food and Community to UC San Diego's Franklin Antonio Hall

February 15, 2024

UC San Diego’s newest cafe is now open in Franklin Antonio Hall. Crafted @ Minerva’s Cafe brings coffee, boba tea and fresh, organic food with a focus on sustainability to the new Franklin Antonio Hall.  Full Story


Engineering Students Aim to Take 3D-Printed AUV to the Arctic

Engineering Students Aim to Take 3D-Printed AUV to the Arctic

February 7, 2023

Undergraduate engineering students in the Yonder Deep student organization have found a way to sharpen their marine robotics skills while working toward solutions to the climate crisis. Full Story


2022 Research Highlights

2022 Research Highlights

December 20, 2022

From tools to track the origin and spread of COVID-19, to making homes safer in earthquakes, to using smartphones as diagnostic tools, researchers at the Jacobs School of Engineering pioneered important work in 2022. A few highlights of our outstanding research this year are here. Full Story


Alumni startup aims to make 3D-printed prostheses accessible and affordable.

Alumni startup aims to make 3D-printed prostheses accessible and affordable.

November 4, 2022

By using a combination of personalized scans as well as digital designs and 3D printing on a large scale, the LIMBER team believes it could reduce the cost of a prosthesis by anywhere from 50% to 90%, delivering prosthetics much faster to those who need them. Full Story


IROS 2022: Bioinspired Robots, Better Algorithms for Self-driving Cars, and More

IROS 2022: Bioinspired Robots, Better Algorithms for Self-driving Cars, and More

October 10, 2022

From robots inspired by animals and even amoeba, to better algorithms for self-driving cars and robotic surgery, researchers at the University of California San Diego will be presenting a wide range of papers at IROS 2022, which returns in a hybrid format Oct. 23 to 27, 2022.    Full Story


Franklin Antonio Hall opens its doors

Franklin Antonio Hall opens its doors

September 29, 2022

The UC San Diego campus community turned out in big numbers last Friday to celebrate the opening of the sleek and soaring Franklin Antonio Hall. The 186,000 square foot building is not only innovative in its architecture, it’s also ground-breaking in how research teams are organized within the building. Full Story


San Diego Union-Tribune previews opening of Franklin Antonio Hall

San Diego Union-Tribune previews opening of Franklin Antonio Hall

September 9, 2022

Just weeks before the grand opening on Sept. 23, the San Diego Union-Tribune published an extensive story about Franklin Antonio Hall, the latest building at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. The sleek and soaring structure is located across the street from to Atkinson Hall, near the campus’ Warren College neighborhood.    Full Story


The physics of walking is simpler than we thought

The physics of walking is simpler than we thought

September 5, 2022

The physics of walking for multi-legged animals and robots is simpler than previously thought. That is the finding described by a team of roboticists, physicists and biologists in the Sept. 5 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, in a paper titled “Walking is like slithering: a unifying, data-driven view of locomotion.”    Full Story


Remembering Joel Holliday, past president of Charles Lee Powell Foundation

Remembering Joel Holliday, past president of Charles Lee Powell Foundation

August 15, 2022

The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is mourning the loss of Joel Holliday, former director, president and CEO of the Charles Lee Powell Foundation, and ardent supporter of the Jacobs School's mission to pursue engineering for the public good. Holliday died on June 28, 2022.   Full Story