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 teams undertook the challenging task of achieving autonomy by the end of the week.

On the Friday, the robots were put head to head, navigating a course of obstacles, detecting a target and returning to the starting position in the shortest time possible. The results, were mixed to say the least! One thing that was not mixed however, was the unanimous team spirit and determination to get things running on real world robots, themes that characterise much of what we do here at ORI!