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ORI Put Robots to the Test at Blenheim

The Oxford Robotics Institute (Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford) is to put a team of robots to the test at Blenheim as part of a new joint initiative. Ranging from driverless cars to legged robots, the Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site will be used as a proving ground for a range of [...]

ORI Put Robots to the Test at Blenheim 2018-06-11T18:17:32+00:00

1st prize for ORI members Julie Dequaire and Neil Dhir

Congratulations to Neil and Julie (ORI) and their colleague Tom Rawlinson (medical doctor, Jenner Institute) who won Pembroke College’s Innovation Prize for their project on rehabilitation for post-neurological injury. Rehabilitation, and particularly physiotherapy, holds a central role in the recovery of function after a neurological injury such as a stroke.  Physiotherapy tends to start at the [...]

1st prize for ORI members Julie Dequaire and Neil Dhir 2018-03-14T13:35:39+00:00

Artificial Intelligence @ Oxford – A One-Day Expo – 27th March 2018

Oxford is a world leading centre for AI research, and over the past few years, we’ve witnessed a sharp increase in interest our AI research from industry, commerce, and government alike. On 27 March 2018, the University of Oxford will showcase AI research across the whole collegiate university with a one-day expo. Held at Worcester [...]

Artificial Intelligence @ Oxford – A One-Day Expo – 27th March 2018 2018-03-08T09:12:44+00:00

Postdoctoral Research Assistants

We are recruiting Postdoctoral Research Assistants to work on robotics in a variety of environments. If you are as excited to build the future of autonomous systems as we are, please apply! Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Space Robotics Do you have an interest in overcoming the challenges of working with robots in space? We are [...]

Postdoctoral Research Assistants 2018-03-03T18:41:50+00:00

Summer school students visit ORI

ORI was delighted to host a group of international summer school students who were taking part in the Oxford Tradition.  We spent a wonderful afternoon introducing them to the exciting world of robotics research and were very impressed with their knowledge and enthusiasm.  A demonstration of our Snake Arm Robot was particularly well received.  The [...]

Summer school students visit ORI 2017-08-08T16:04:37+00:00

New project with Navtech!

In an exciting new project with Navtech Radar we are developing a sensor for autonomous vehicles which will provide 360-degree high resolution coverage in all weather conditions. This will significantly improve the capabilities and safety of the machines in difficult driving conditions, when safe and reliable transportation is most critical. With the majority of driverless [...]

New project with Navtech! 2017-08-08T15:33:00+00:00

Legged Robots at ORI

  ORI is starting a major new research direction into legged robots. Drs. Ioannis Havoutis and Maurice Fallon have recently joined as academic staff with research expertise in control, planning and state estimation on dynamic walking robots such as the IIT Hydraulic Quadruped and the Boston Dynamics Atlas. Below are upcoming papers in this research [...]

Legged Robots at ORI 2017-10-12T15:22:35+00:00

DRIVEN NOT TO DRIVE – major new project launches

DRIVEN is an ambitious project which will see a fleet of fully autonomous vehicles being deployed in urban areas and on motorways, culminating in an end-to-end journey from London to Oxford. The Department of Engineering Science and the Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI) is part of the DRIVEN consortium of companies which will help to cement [...]

DRIVEN NOT TO DRIVE – major new project launches 2017-04-26T12:39:06+00:00

Mapping the city

We used a NABU sensor attached to a street sweeper to map the streets of Oxford, in an innovative data gathering project which will help the City Council to plan and manage its services.  Read the Council's Press Release here:   PRESS RELEASE 11 March 2017 Innovative new city mapping could transform council services A [...]

Mapping the city 2017-04-26T10:45:38+00:00