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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Keep off the Grass: Permissible Driving Routes from Radar with Weak Audio Supervision

Keep off the Grass: Permissible Driving Routes from Radar with Weak Audio Supervision Abstract – Reliable outdoor deployment of mobile robots requires the robust identification of permissible driving routes in a given environment. The performance of LiDAR and vision-based [...]

By |May 11th, 2020|MRG, MRG Highlights, MRG News|

Sense-Assess-eXplain (SAX): Building Trust in Autonomous Vehicles in Challenging Real-World Driving Scenarios

Sense-Assess-eXplain (SAX): Building Trust in Autonomous Vehicles in Challenging Real-World Driving Scenarios Abstract – This paper discusses ongoing work in demonstrating research in mobile autonomy in challenging driving scenarios. In our approach, we address fundamental technical issues to overcome [...]

By |May 5th, 2020|CRG, MRG, MRG Highlights, MRG News|

RSS-Net: Weakly-Supervised Multi-Class Semantic Segmentation with FMCW Radar

RSS-Net: Weakly-Supervised Multi-Class Semantic Segmentation with FMCW Radar Abstract – This paper presents an efficient annotation procedure and an application thereof to end-to-end, rich semantic segmentation of the sensed environment using FMCW scanning radar. We advocate radar over the traditional [...]

By |April 7th, 2020|MRG, MRG Highlights, MRG News|

LiDAR Lateral Localisation Despite Challenging Occlusion from Traffic

LiDAR Lateral Localisation Despite Challenging Occlusion from Traffic This paper presents a system for improving the robustness of LiDAR lateral localisation systems. This is made possible by including detections of road boundaries which are invisible to the sensor (due [...]

By |March 10th, 2020|MRG, MRG Highlights, MRG News|

Look Around You: Sequence-based Radar Place Recognition with Learned Rotational Invariance

Look Around You: Sequence-based Radar Place Recognition with Learned Rotational Invariance Abstract - This paper details an application which yields significant improvements to the adeptness of place recognition with Frequency-Modulated Continuous-Wave radar - a commercially promising sensor poised for [...]

By |March 10th, 2020|MRG, MRG Highlights, MRG News|