In late 2019, ORI acquired a second legged robot to join ANYmal, the primary platform for DRS over the last few years. Vision 60 is a rugged quadruped robot developed by Ghost Robotics, a spin-off of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) based in Philadelphia.
On Tuesday the 26th of November, Oxford Robotics Institute visited RACE to test out their ANYmal at the mobility benchmarking lanes. This is part of our RAIN collaboration to test the reliability of different mobile robots. The terrain course, consisting of three ‘lanes’, was first developed by NIST, the U.S's National Institute of Standards [...]
VILENS - Visual-Inertial Odometry for Legged Robots VILENS (Visual Inertial Legged Navigation System) is a factor-graph based odometry algorithm for legged robots that fuses leg odometry, vision, and IMU data. This algorithm was designed by David Wisth, Marco Camurri, and Maurice Fallon at the Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI). The papers describing this work are listed below. [...]
In a cold, wet week at the beginning of October, a team from Oxford Robotics Institute headed north to Blyth, near Newcastle, for the ORCA Hub demonstrations. A large warehouse, normally used for testing off-shore wind turbines, hosted teams from a number of different universities, all keen to demonstrate their advances in research in [...]
Russell joined ORI in 2019 and is supervised by Maurice Fallon.
Matias joined ORI in 2019 and is supervised by Maurice Fallon.
David joined ORI in 2019 and is supervised by Ioannis Havoutis.
Alex joined ORI in 2019 and is supervised by Ioannis Havoutis and Ingmar Posner.
Romeo joined ORI in October 2019 and works with Maurice Fallon.
Actively Mapping Industrial Structures with Information Gain-Based Planning on a Quadruped Robot Yiduo Wang, Milad Ramezani and Maurice Fallon IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation Abstract In this paper, we develop an online active mapping system to enable a quadruped robot to autonomously survey large physical structures. We describe the perception, planning and control [...]