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Vacancy: Post Doc in Soft Manipulation

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a. We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Soft Robotics Lab, part of the Oxford Robotics Institute at the Department of Engineering Science (Oxford). The post is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and is for a fixed duration of 12 [...]

Vacancy: Post Doc in Soft Manipulation2020-03-19T09:44:31+00:00

Vacancy: Electrical Engineer

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 with a discretionary range to £44,055 p.a. We are looking for a dedicated Electrical Engineer to join the Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI) in the Department of Engineering Science (Central Oxford). We have a large fleet of mobile and fixed robots which support our research activities, and it needs full-time [...]

Vacancy: Electrical Engineer2020-03-18T15:34:10+00:00

Extra Plotting Course for Undergraduates

From Hilary Term onwards, Oxford Robotic Institute (ORI) is running an extra-curricular course for Engineering Science undergraduates to design and manufacture a 2D pen plotter. The "First Year Plotter Challenge" is an optional six-week activity that offers an opportunity to get hands-on experience of the entire engineering process: from CAD design, 3D printing, and electronic [...]

Extra Plotting Course for Undergraduates2020-02-26T09:11:59+00:00

7 years on

Exactly 7 years ago, MRG made the headlines as they demonstrated the first autonomous vehicle on UK roads, driving around Begbroke Science Park on a snowy winters day. Which makes today a great day to celebrate the achievements of this amazing robot.   Since then, the RobotCar has become the most notable data collection platform [...]

7 years on2020-02-14T16:39:35+00:00

Testing ANYmal at RACE

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 [...]

Testing ANYmal at RACE2020-02-23T12:15:44+00:00

ORCA Hub Demo – Blyth 2019

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 [...]

ORCA Hub Demo – Blyth 20192019-11-23T10:15:08+00:00

DARPA SubT Challenge

DARPA SubT Challenge Marco Camurri describes his recent trip to the DARPA SubT Challenge On Aug 15th to 22nd, 11 teams from all around the world gathered in Pittsburgh for the Tunnel Circuit of the DARPA SubT Challenge, an international robotics  competition dedicated to autonomous underground exploration. Each team had to locate a [...]

DARPA SubT Challenge2019-11-09T10:59:50+00:00

The Oxford Radar RobotCar Dataset

We are pleased to announce the release of the Oxford Radar RobotCar Dataset, a radar extension to the Oxford RobotCar Dataset. This dataset provides Millimetre-Wave radar data, dual velodyne lidars, and optimised ground truth odometry for 280 km of driving around Oxford, UK (in addition to all sensors in the original Oxford RobotCar Dataset). We [...]

The Oxford Radar RobotCar Dataset2019-12-06T11:06:15+00:00