Letter to CITRIS Partners

Dear CITRIS Partners,

We are delighted to bring you the first edition of CITRIS Insights–our partner-exclusive newsletter. Our objective is to enhance the value of your partnership by providing an early window into exciting innovations from CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, while highlighting opportunities to expand your interactions with researchers, entrepreneurs, and other professionals in the CITRIS ecosystem.

In each issue, we will shine our spotlight on different elements of CITRIS–beginning with a focus on human-robot interactions. Robotics has evolved dramatically over the past half-century, and robots now work side by side with humans in an increasing number of industries. Below you will find exciting work being done by CITRIS researchers in precision agriculture, smart manufacturing, and improved robot dexterity.

You will also be the first to hear about opportunities for interaction with the CITRIS community. We believe the best ‘technology transfer’ happens through conversations and the most creative ideas are born when people of different backgrounds and disciplines come together. Our program will help you interact effectively with academia, and also provide a pre-competitive platform to meet and engage your peers in industry and government.

We hope these insights are useful to your company and stimulate meaningful and mutually beneficial engagement. The mission of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute is to have a positive impact on society, and we can best achieve this in partnership with you. Please feel free to contact us with any queries or feedback you may have.

Costas, Camille, and Pushkar

Costas Spanos Camille Crittenden Pushkar Apte
Costas Spanos Camille Crittenden Pushkar Apte
Costas Spanos
Camille Crittenden
Deputy Director
Pushkar Apte
Director of Strategic Initiatives


CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
University of California | Berkeley, Davis, Merced, Santa Cruz

For inquiries regarding our Partnership Program, please contact citrismembership@citris-uc.org.
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