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ORCA Hub Demonstrations

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 Demonstrations2019-10-17T12:48:16+01:00

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 Challenge2019-09-17T15:28:58+01:00

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 Dataset2019-09-04T11:25:23+01:00

ORI at RoboCup 2019

At the start of July, the ORI’s competition team, Team ORIon, took part in it’s first RoboCup. RoboCup is an annual international robotics competition with the aim of promoting robotics and AI research and pushing the boundaries of scientific research. This year the event was held in Sydney, Australia and there were 13 different leagues [...]

ORI at RoboCup 20192019-07-30T10:36:44+01:00

ORI’s Dr. Mathieu Geisert Awarded Best Paper at TAROS 2019

Last week a group from ORI attended the Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS) 2019 Conference. The conference this year was held at the newly build Mile End campus of the Queen Mary University of London. Many interesting papers were presented and TAROS this year had an excellent set of keynote talks delivered from leading researchers [...]

ORI’s Dr. Mathieu Geisert Awarded Best Paper at TAROS 20192019-07-22T14:58:21+01:00

ORI get to work with the new Stratasys J735 printer

This week Oxford Robotics were visited by Stratasys, the 3D printing experts, to install their state-of-the-art J735 printer - an essential research tool for the Soft Robotics Lab. It's "the best polyjet multi material 3D printer on the market", according to Perla Maiolino, head of the Soft Robotics Lab: "This printer can print a wider [...]

ORI get to work with the new Stratasys J735 printer2019-06-28T12:45:41+01:00

ORI at ICRA 2019

Oxford Robotics Institute past and present at ICRA 2019 in Montreal! Back Row: Ioannis Havoutis, Matt Gadd, Roberto Aldera, Chris Prahacs, Horia Porav, Paul Newman, Ingmar Posner, Rob Weston, Adrián Peñate Sánchez, Tim Tang Front Row: Marco Camurri, Perla Maiolino, Maurice Fallon, Sarah Cen, Alex Bewley, Will Maddern ORI are regular attendees at [...]

ORI at ICRA 20192019-05-30T15:27:08+01:00

ORI run the Oxford Town and Gown 10k

The ORI Running Group On Sunday the 11th of May, ORI's finest athletes embarked on the Oxford Town and Gown 10 Kilometre race. This motley bunch consisted of Bruno, Oiwi, Simon V and Stephen K. It was a fine May morning and it appeared that the masses would be out for the spectacle and sunshine. So as [...]

ORI run the Oxford Town and Gown 10k2019-05-23T11:26:37+01:00

ORI Student Ollie Groth explores AI’s Legal Implications at Google, Berlin

Oliver Groth, a 2nd year PhD student at ORI, was invited to give a talk in Berlin at @KIT19, an annual German conference about legal aspects of IT development. This year’s issue was hosted by Google and focused on the ramifications of self-learning and autonomous systems once they are released into the public space. [...]

ORI Student Ollie Groth explores AI’s Legal Implications at Google, Berlin2019-04-09T15:03:45+01:00

ORI Volunteer at St Paul’s Girls’ School as Robotics Mentor

Over the past few months, one of our 2nd year DPhil students, Mark Finean, has been volunteering as a robotics mentor to a group of girls pursuing their A levels at St Paul’s Girls’ School (SPGS) in London. For a school project, they wished to learn more about robots and investigate how they could [...]

ORI Volunteer at St Paul’s Girls’ School as Robotics Mentor2019-04-01T11:16:03+01:00