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 [...]
We are looking for academics and researchers to join us - more details here.
You can watch Principal Investigator Ingmar Posner being interviewed by Car Throttle Extra here.
Make the Future London ... and watched simultaneously by the MRG team back in Oxford.
The first public deployment of Selenium - the first autonomous lap on a Shell Eco Marathon track - the first non-MRG safety driver - the first time we will be carrying passengers on consecutive days - Come and join us! https://makethefuture.shell/tickets The car is ready ...
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, [...]