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Mobile Robotics Group

MRG group virtual meeting.

The original group in what is now the ORI, the Mobile Robotics Group is about building robots and systems which answer “where am I and what surrounds me?” On real vehicles in real-hard places.

It has a proud systems heritage, taking on ambitious field deployments which shine a light on what doesn’t work and has to be fixed by smart application of machine learning, AI and robotics expertise.

MRG has been running since 2005. Its focus is and has always been on hard problems in mobile robotics. In its early days it worked on large scale SLAM and derivative problems. In the 2010’s it worked on large scale localisation techniques using vision and laser. It built and ran large scale autonomous systems and in 2014 it ran the UK’s first Autonomous Vehicle on public roads. That vehicle is now with the National Science Museum and the group’s attention has moved onto the next set of hard problems.

RT @oxfordrobots: Interested in doing a PhD at ORI? There is an opportunity to dive into "Mission Planning for Long-Term Multi-Objective Re…

RT @IngmarPosner: Our latest offering in efficient and accurate #radar odometry competitive for embedded devices. Nicely done @robwrobots a…

RT @oxfordrobots: Launching tomorrow is the “System Team Brown-bag sessions” with a focus on “robotics engineering” and “robots in the real…

this week we're really proud of @oxfordrobots DPhil student Roberto Aldera for his success at viva voce for his thesis titled "Data-driven improvements to radar-only ego-motion estimation"

many thanks to our researchers, students, and engineers - really looking forward to sharing the data #AutonomousVehicles

RT @oxfordrobots: The team has grabbed their wooly winter coats and are back in Scotland! They will be there over the next week collecting…

RT @oxfordrobots: Congratulations to Roberto of @MRG_Oxford, who submitted his DPhil!