Email: jonody_at_robots.ox.ac.uk Jon joined the Oxford Robotics Institute as an electrical engineer in June 2020. Jon was born in Oxford and joined the Royal Navy as a teenager to train as a Marine Engineering Artificer, spending time on HMS Birmingham and specialising as a nuclear submarine electrician. He has since earned [...]
Perla Maiolino of Soft Robotics Lab will be delivering a workshop for IROS 2020 entitled "Application-Driven soft Robotic Systems: Translational Challenges" (For more information click here).
Visual-Inertial-Kinematic Odometry for Legged Robots (VILENS) This blog post provides an overview of our recent ICRA 2020 paper Preintegrated Velocity Bias Estimation to Overcome Contact Nonlinearities in Legged Robot Odometry: [bibtex key="2020ICRA_wisth"] This is one paper in a series of works on state estimation described here. Introduction Many [...]
Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 with a discretionary range to £44,055 p.a. We are looking for a dedicated Mechanical Robotics Engineer to join the Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI) in the Department of Engineering Science (Central Oxford). This post is fixed-term for 1 year in the first instance. We have a large fleet of mobile [...]
Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a. We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Soft Robotics Lab, part of the Oxford Robotics Institute at the Department of Engineering Science (Oxford). The post is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and is for a fixed duration of 12 [...]
Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 with a discretionary range to £44,055 p.a. We are looking for a dedicated Electrical Engineer to join the Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI) in the Department of Engineering Science (Central Oxford). We have a large fleet of mobile and fixed robots which support our research activities, and it needs full-time [...]
Planning for Multiple Robots in Congested Environments When most of us plan journeys, chances are at some point we open Google Maps to find an array of colours telling us that we will probably experience traffic at certain points on our journey. This allows us to plan our [...]
From Hilary Term onwards, Oxford Robotic Institute (ORI) is running an extra-curricular course for Engineering Science undergraduates to design and manufacture a 2D pen plotter. The "First Year Plotter Challenge" is an optional six-week activity that offers an opportunity to get hands-on experience of the entire engineering process: from CAD design, 3D printing, and electronic [...]
Exactly 7 years ago, MRG made the headlines as they demonstrated the first autonomous vehicle on UK roads, driving around Begbroke Science Park on a snowy winters day. Which makes today a great day to celebrate the achievements of this amazing robot. Since then, the RobotCar has become the most notable data collection platform [...]
Wolfgang joined ORI in February 2020 and works with Dr Ioannis Havoutis.