The team was founded by Prof. Nick Hawes who has extensive background in intelligent autonomous robots that can work with or for humans, and Dr. Ioannis Havoutis, an expert in combining motion planning with machine learning.

The team is currently undergoing an expansion since it’s first competition at the World Robot Summit (Tokyo 2018) with significant interest from students across the university. Currently led by PhD student Mark Finean, the core of the team consists of ORI post-doctoral researchers, PhD students and enthusiastic undergraduates.

Team ORIon is further supported by ORI’s hardware and software team led by Senior Platforms and Systems engineer Stephen Kyberd.

Team ORIon

Stephen joined the group in 2014 as the Senior Platform and Systems Engineer.
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Stephen Kyberd
Lars joined ORI in March 2017 and works with Professor Paul Newman.
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Lars Kunze
Dr Ioannis Havoutis is Departmental Lecturer at the University of  Oxford, based at Oxford Robotics Institute.
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Ioannis Havoutis
Bruno joined ORI in September 2017 and works with Professor Nick Hawes.
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Bruno Lacerda
Nick is an Associate Professor in Engineering Science (Robotics) and a Tutorial Fellow in Engineering Science at Pembroke College.
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Nick Hawes
Michael joined ORI in 2018 and is supervised by Nick Hawes.
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Michael Painter
Mark joined ORI in 2018 and is supervised by Ioannis Havoutis.
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Mark Finean
Tim joined ORI in 2018 and is supervised by Paul Newman.
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Tim Tang
Marc joined ORI in 2018 and is supervised by Nick Hawes.
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Marc Rigter
Chia-Man joined ORI in 2018 and is supervised by Ingmar Posner and Ioannis Havoutis.
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Chia-Man Hung
Charlie joined ORI in 2018 and is supervised by Nick Hawes.
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Charlie Street
Yizhe joined ORI in 2018 and is supervised by Ingmar Posner.
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Yizhe Wu

Previous Members

  • Paul Amayo
  • Denis Koksal-Rivet
  • Chris Broecker