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Mobile Robotics Group

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.

The Mobile Robotics Group has a new website! Take a look at our recent science, projects, code, etc at

RT @mtt_gdd: can't describe how pumped I am to be a part of this visionary robotics adventure! stay tuned for some rad navigation and agri…

RT @hawesie: This is the wonderful work of @MRG_Oxford supporting our observations!

RT @mtt_gdd: check out our fresh @AI_MDPI article: we a fuzzy logic ruleset to automatically label the traversability of the world as sens…

(most of) the Mobile Robotics Group, wrapping up our reading groups for the year

RT @UKRobotics: In this month's episode @claireasher talked to Dr Romeo Orsolino, postdoctoral researcher @oxfordrobots developing efficien…

RT @oxfordrobots: We're looking for a new Post Doc to join @dynamicrobots in navigation and mapping! The deadline is 9th December, click h…

RT @oxfordrobots: Congratulations to Dr Tom Bruls of @MRG_Oxford, who passed his viva today!