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Associate Professor of Engineering Science (Robotics)

The Department of Engineering Science intends to appoint an Associate Professor in Engineering Science (Robotics) from 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible after. The successful candidate will work at the Department of Engineering Science (Central Oxford) and will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Brasenose College under arrangements described in the Job Description. [...]

Associate Professor of Engineering Science (Robotics) 2018-07-10T14:30:20+00:00

Scaling up Neural Networks for Processing 3D Point Clouds

This blog post provides an overview of our paper "Vote3Deep: Fast Object Detection in 3D Point Clouds Using Efficient Convolutional Neural Networks" by Martin Engelcke, Dushyant Rao, Dominic Zeng Wang, Chi Hay Tong, and Ingmar Posner which was published at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2017. For a quick overview you [...]

Scaling up Neural Networks for Processing 3D Point Clouds 2018-01-23T09:00:49+00:00

Summer Undergraduate Internships

Each year the ORI hopes to sponsor a number of summer undergraduate internships. These are open to University of Oxford undergraduates in their third and fourth years. Non University of Oxford students may still apply, however they must secure external funding and will have to arrange their own travel and accommodation. If you wish to apply [...]

Summer Undergraduate Internships 2017-12-20T16:56:49+00:00

THING EU Project

The subTerranean Haptic INvestiGator Project is an EU H2020 funded project which brings together lead researchers to focus on haptic navigation for walking robots. The project will focus on developing new terrain sensing, estimation and control technology for the Anymal quadruped. In addition to ORI, partners will include ETH Zurich, Poznan University of Technology, Universities of Edinburgh [...]

THING EU Project 2017-12-18T21:47:46+00:00

Memmo EU Project

The MEMMO (Memory of Motion) Project is an EU H2020 funded project which brings together EU leaders in the field of motion planning and control of dynamic robots. In addition to ORI, partners will include LAAS/CNRS, IDIAP, University of Edinburgh, Max Planck Institute as well as industrial partners such as PAL Robotics, Wandercraft and Airbus. [...]

Memmo EU Project 2017-11-27T21:46:04+00:00

ORI and BAM Construct UK

ORI has been working with BAM Construct UK to 3D map their neighbouring construction site as part of our survey and reconstruction research. We aim to use the data we are collecting to build 3D models from the datasets and compare them, not only to show how the site has changed over time, [...]

ORI and BAM Construct UK 2017-10-26T16:27:05+00:00

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Robot Learning for Action and Interaction

We are seeking exceptional candidates for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Applied Artificial Intelligence Lab (A2I) at the Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI) in the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). This role will focus on robot learning for, amongst others, real-world manipulation tasks. This position will feed into the science effort of an [...]

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Robot Learning for Action and Interaction 2018-06-18T16:29:26+00:00

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Space Robotics

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI) at the Department of Engineering Science in Central Oxford. This position within the ORI will carry out fundamental research in the field of Space Robotics. The research will embrace topics including advanced autonomy, mobile robot navigation and localisation, perception, motion planning and [...]

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Space Robotics 2017-10-25T16:23:22+00:00