Mobile Robotics Group

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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.

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7 years on

Exactly 7 years ago, MRG made the headlines as they demonstrated the first autonomous vehicle on UK roads, driving around Begbroke Science Park on a snowy winters day. Which makes today a great day to celebrate the achievements of this [...]

By |February 14th, 2020|MRG News, News Feed, yr_2020|

Kidnapped Radar: Topological Radar Localisation using Rotationally-Invariant Metric Learning

Kidnapped Radar: Topological Radar Localisation using Rotationally-Invariant Metric Learning Abstract - This paper presents a system for robust, large-scale topological localisation using Frequency-Modulated ContinuousWave (FMCW) scanning radar. We learn a metric space for embedding polar radar scans using CNN [...]

By |January 30th, 2020|MRG, MRG Highlights, MRG News|

The Right (Angled) Perspective: Improving the Understanding of Road Scenes Using Boosted Inverse Perspective Mapping

Accurate scene understanding is paramount to the deployment of autonomous vehicles in real-world traffic. They need to perceive and fully understand their environment to accomplish their navigation tasks in a natural [...]

By |June 24th, 2019|MRG Highlights, MRG News|