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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

Engineering Science announces new Head of Department

Professor Ronald A. Roy has been announced as the new Head of the Department of Engineering Science from September 2019. Professor Ron Roy will take over from Professor Lionel Tarassenko, who guided the Department through a five-year period of extraordinary growth and impact. Please read full article here

Engineering Science announces new Head of Department2019-03-27T09:50:43+01:00


As we bask in the warmest February on record and into sunny March it may be hard to remember that just one short year ago snow was ravaging Englands green and pleasant land as the "Beast from the East" descended. ORI, being the excellent planners and weather forecasters that we are, were abroad in [...]

ORI on ICE2019-03-18T12:17:23+01:00

CDT Week at ORI

Last week (commencing 4th March 2019) the CDT DPhil students returned to ORI for their second instalment of their robotics taster weeks supported by a team of second year PhD students from Mobile Robotics (MRG) and Applied Artificial Intelligence (A2I) groups. The Students were presented with a small wheeled robot on Monday morning, the [...]

CDT Week at ORI2019-03-13T10:48:32+01:00

DPhil students study Dynamic Robot Locomotion

16 first year DPhil students from the AIMS CDT spent a week at ORI studying Dynamic Locomotion led by students from the Dynamic Robot Systems Group (DRS). The hands on course was focused around the ANYmal robot (from ANYbotics) and its simulator. After a series of introductory lectures to ROS and research topics such as [...]

DPhil students study Dynamic Robot Locomotion2019-03-03T08:20:45+01:00

Betty at Blenheim Palace

Betty is a mobile service robot from the Oxford Robotics Institute. She has been extensively used the GOALS group to demonstrate long-term autonomous behaviour in real-world dynamic environments. Her software was originally developed by a European consortium as part of the STRANDS Project. In that project Betty and [...]

Betty at Blenheim Palace2019-06-24T14:29:29+01:00

ANYmal goes underground – European Project ‘THING’

Benoit Casseau, Marco Camurri and David Wisth visited Zurich for a meeting of the European project THING (subTerranean Haptic INvestiGator). In a nutshell this project aims to develop new feet for the ANYmal robot to enhance it's mobility and to perceive terrain properties. In comparison to the current feet, the new ones have [...]

ANYmal goes underground – European Project ‘THING’2019-03-03T08:16:09+01:00

ORCA Demo – October 2018

Oxford Robotics Institute is part of two Research Hubs which focus on robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) that can be deployed in extreme environments. The hubs, both funded by UK Research and Innovation as part of the UK’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, are ORCA, targeting applications for the offshore oil and gas industry, and [...]

ORCA Demo – October 20182019-03-03T08:22:10+01:00

Team ORIon competes at the World Robot Summit in Japan!

A couple of weeks ago, the ORI’s robotics competition team (Team ORIon) took part in their first competition, the World Robot Summit (WRS) in Tokyo, Japan. The recently assembled team got straight to work, using their long flight to manually label bounding boxes on a large image set in order to get their object [...]

Team ORIon competes at the World Robot Summit in Japan!2018-11-12T11:30:48+01:00


Prof. Paul Newman, PDRA's Lars Kunze and Letizia Marchegiani and students Tarlan Suleymanov, Horia Porav and Tom Bruls from ORI have travelled to Hawaii for ITSC 2018. Please see below their exciting papers they presented!  P. Amayo, T. Bruls, and P. Newman, “Semantic Classification of Road Markings from Geometric Primitives,” in IEEE International Conference on [...]

ORI ITSC Papers2018-11-08T09:39:16+01:00