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 motion planning and state estimation, the task was to program the (simulated) robot to the end of a course using terrain reconstruction, path planning and locomotion control which demonstrated the challenges of closed loop robot autonomy as well as encouraging the students to form teams and to code collaboratively.
The final race, showing two teams side by side.
The winning team with their prestigious trophies.