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.
- Paul Amayo
- Denis Koksal-Rivet
- Chris Broecker