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 [...]
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 [...]
Ten of Oxford’s AIMS (Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems) CDT students joined us for our annual robotics challenge. Divided into three teams, the students had to programme a Husky robot to work its way around obstacles to reach a goal. There was some careful planning.
“The machines are coming and it's going to be good ... it all comes together in a glorious bit of robotics science." "In this talk I pull apart some of the competencies needed to build “intelligent” self driving vehicles. I’ll explain what makes it hard, what makes it exciting and how it [...]
Graeme Smith, CEO, Oxbotica receives their Boldness in Business Award from Lionel Barber and Lakshmi Mittal. Oxbotica wins the Boldness in Business award in the smaller company category, amidst tough competition from the other shortlisted companies, depicted here...
UK Robotics Week 2017 officially launches today, with a range of robotics activities and challenges open to schools, academic institutions and industry sectors. These activities culminate in a national week of celebration being held 24th – 30th June 2017.
Downloads are now live for the Oxford RobotCar Dataset! Check out the website, read our IJRR paper and sign up for an account to start downloading some of the 20+TB of data collected from our autonomous RobotCar vehicle over the course of a year in Oxford, UK.
Congratulations to Markus Wulfmeier, Dominic Wang and Ingmar Posner on winning the best student paper award for their work on Deep IRL: Watch This: Scalable Cost-Function Learning for Path Planning in Urban Environments - an approach to learning cost maps for driving in complex urban environments. The authors used an ambitious dataset collected over the course of a year [...]
Self-driving vehicles equipped with Oxford-developed autonomy software have been tested successfully in public for the first time in the UK. The demonstration in Milton Keynes was coordinated by the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) and marked the conclusion of the LUTZ Pathfinder project, which has been running for the past 18 months. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doLUXzQ1OeA
ORI is collaborating with thirteen other institutions under the auspices of The UK Space Agency and in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency in a major Mars Exploration Analogue mission taking place over several weeks in the Utah desert this autumn. The mission will be coordinated from Harwell and will comprise exploration and planetary science [...]