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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

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+00:00

ORI on ICE

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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00