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Alessandro Albini

Email: alessandro_at_robots.ox.ac.uk Alessandro Albini received his PhD in 2020 at the University of Genoa, Italy. His research interests are related to artificial robot skin technologies and their applications to human-robot interaction and robot control. During his PhD, he worked on methods to process and classify large area tactile data and on the [...]

By |2020-09-10T15:45:15+01:00September 10th, 2020|Comments Off on Alessandro Albini

Vacancy: Post Doc in Robot Learning

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a. We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Applied Artificial Intelligence Lab, part of the Oxford Robotics Institute at the Department of Engineering Science (Oxford). The post is funded by industry and is for a fixed duration of 12 months. The key objective of the [...]

By |2020-08-27T15:59:57+01:00August 18th, 2020|Jobs Old, yr_2020|Comments Off on Vacancy: Post Doc in Robot Learning

Jon Ody

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 [...]

By |2020-07-01T10:34:45+01:00July 1st, 2020|Comments Off on Jon Ody

Visual-Inertial-Kinematic Odometry for Legged Robots (VILENS)

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 [...]

By |2020-05-10T10:22:55+01:00May 7th, 2020|DRS, Legged Robots, ORI Blog, Perception, yr_2020|Comments Off on Visual-Inertial-Kinematic Odometry for Legged Robots (VILENS)

Vacancy: Mechanical Engineer

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 [...]

By |2020-05-19T11:57:52+01:00April 30th, 2020|Jobs Old, yr_2020|Comments Off on Vacancy: Mechanical Engineer

Vacancy: Post Doc in Soft Manipulation

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 [...]

By |2020-04-21T11:31:27+01:00March 19th, 2020|Jobs Old, yr_2020|Comments Off on Vacancy: Post Doc in Soft Manipulation

Vacancy: Electrical Engineer

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 [...]

By |2020-04-21T11:33:40+01:00March 18th, 2020|Jobs Old, yr_2020|Comments Off on Vacancy: Electrical Engineer

Planning for Multiple Robots in Congested Environments

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 [...]

By |2020-03-09T10:45:50+00:00March 9th, 2020|GOALS, ORI Blog, yr_2020|Comments Off on Planning for Multiple Robots in Congested Environments

Extra Plotting Course for Undergraduates

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 [...]

By |2020-02-26T09:11:59+00:00February 21st, 2020|News Feed, yr_2020|Comments Off on Extra Plotting Course for Undergraduates