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Best Paper in the RSS 2016 Deep Learning Workshop

Congratulations to Peter Ondruska, Julie Dequaire, Dominic Zeng Wang, and Ingmar Posner for their Best Paper award in the RSS 2016 Workshop:  Are the Sceptics Right? Limits and Potentials of Deep Learning in Robotics. Their paper “End-to-End Tracking and Semantic Segmentation Using Recurrent Neural Networks” presents a novel end-to-end framework for tracking and classifying a robot’s surroundings in complex, [...]

UK sets the pace on autonomous vehicles

If you head down to the O2 in Greenwich later this year to catch an event, you may notice an unusual attraction winding its way through the crowds of tourists. Seven fully electric, fully automated shuttles will be carrying people around the peninsula. They will navigate autonomously, using a combination of lasers, sensors, cameras and [...]

LUTZ Pod Update

We are really looking forward to delivery of the  first LUTZ Pod. After initial delivery to us in late 2015, it went back to RDM in Jan 2016 for some design, software and manufacturing fixes.  Delivery of a working base vehicle  will be a great milestone in this project, which is a collaboration between MRG, RDM, who make the base [...]

Best Student Paper Award Finalist – ICRA 2016

Congratulations to Michael Tanner, Pedro Piniés, Lina María Paz, and Paul Newman on their selection as one of three finalists (of 817 total papers) for the Best Student Paper award at the 2016 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).  Their paper "What Lies Behind: Recovering Hidden Shape in Dense Mapping" presents a method to reconstruct a city's underlying 3D architecture [...]

Get ready for robotics

 UK robotics innovation is taking centre stage this summer, with the announcement of a nationwide programme of exciting events for the first ever UK Robotics Week (25 June – 1 July 2016).   Events for people of all ages are being held up and down the country, spanning public lectures, open labs, schools and academic competitions, [...]

Upcoming Oxford RobotCar Dataset announced

Setting a new benchmark in real-world data, the Oxford RobotCar dataset contains over 100 repetitions of a consistent route through Oxford, UK, captured over a period of more than a year. The dataset captures many different combinations of weather, traffic and pedestrians, along with longer term changes such as construction and roadworks. We plan to make it available for download in [...]

Mobile Robotics Week – CDT Challenge

11 of Oxford’s AIMS (Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems) CDT students joined MRG to take part in a robotics challenge, working with 2nd and 3rd year DPhil students to programme a self-driving robot. In the final challenge each robot had to work its way around obstacles to reach a goal. Photo by Rosemary Cameron Points [...]