The Oxford Robotics Institute (Department of Engineering, University of Oxford) will play a key role in two of the four new Robotics Hubs announced this week by EPSRC as part of their £44.5 million investment over the next three and a half years into Robotics and AI. The ORI researchers led by Dr. [...]
ORI was delighted to host a group of international summer school students who were taking part in the Oxford Tradition. We spent a wonderful afternoon introducing them to the exciting world of robotics research and were very impressed with their knowledge and enthusiasm. A demonstration of our Snake Arm Robot was particularly well received. The [...]
In an exciting new project with Navtech Radar we are developing a sensor for autonomous vehicles which will provide 360-degree high resolution coverage in all weather conditions. This will significantly improve the capabilities and safety of the machines in difficult driving conditions, when safe and reliable transportation is most critical. With the majority of driverless [...]
ORI is starting a major new research direction into legged robots. Drs. Ioannis Havoutis and Maurice Fallon have recently joined as academic staff with research expertise in control, planning and state estimation on dynamic walking robots such as the IIT Hydraulic Quadruped and the Boston Dynamics Atlas. Below are upcoming papers in this research [...]
DRIVEN is an ambitious project which will see a fleet of fully autonomous vehicles being deployed in urban areas and on motorways, culminating in an end-to-end journey from London to Oxford. The Department of Engineering Science and the Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI) is part of the DRIVEN consortium of companies which will help to cement [...]
We used a NABU sensor attached to a street sweeper to map the streets of Oxford, in an innovative data gathering project which will help the City Council to plan and manage its services. Read the Council's Press Release here: PRESS RELEASE 11 March 2017 Innovative new city mapping could transform council services A [...]
Ten of Oxford’s AIMS (Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems) CDT students joined us for our annual robotics challenge. Divided into three teams, the students had to programme a Husky robot to work its way around obstacles to reach a goal. There was some careful planning.
“The machines are coming and it's going to be good ... it all comes together in a glorious bit of robotics science." "In this talk I pull apart some of the competencies needed to build “intelligent” self driving vehicles. I’ll explain what makes it hard, what makes it exciting and how it [...]
Graeme Smith, CEO, Oxbotica receives their Boldness in Business Award from Lionel Barber and Lakshmi Mittal. Oxbotica wins the Boldness in Business award in the smaller company category, amidst tough competition from the other shortlisted companies, depicted here...
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.