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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 2018 2018-11-22T08:59:16+00:00

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+00:00

ORI ITSC Papers

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 Papers 2018-11-08T09:39:16+00:00

Efficient Segment Matching

Abstract: Localization in challenging, natural environments such as forests or woodlands is an important capability for many applications from guiding a robot navigating along a forest trail to monitoring vegetation growth with handheld sensors. In this work we explore laser-based localization in both urban and natural environments, which is suitable for online applications. We propose [...]

Efficient Segment Matching 2018-11-24T15:21:42+00:00

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Robot Learning

We are seeking two full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Robot Learning to join the Department of Engineering Science (Central Oxford). The post is funded by EPSRC fixed-term to 28th February 2020 (in the first instance). You will be a key member of the Applied Artificial Intelligence Lab (A2I) at the Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI). [...]

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Robot Learning 2018-08-28T10:18:28+00:00

Summer Undergraduate Internships

Each year the ORI hopes to sponsor a number of summer undergraduate internships. These are open to University of Oxford undergraduates in their third and fourth years. Non University of Oxford students may still apply, however they must secure external funding and will have to arrange their own travel and accommodation. If you wish to apply [...]

Summer Undergraduate Internships 2017-12-20T16:56:49+00:00

ORI and BAM Construct UK

ORI has been working with BAM Construct UK to 3D map their neighbouring construction site as part of our survey and reconstruction research. We aim to use the data we are collecting to build 3D models from the datasets and compare them, not only to show how the site has changed over time, [...]

ORI and BAM Construct UK 2017-10-26T16:27:05+00:00

Mapping the city

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 [...]

Mapping the city 2017-04-26T10:45:38+00:00