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ORI at ICRA 2019

Oxford Robotics Institute past and present at ICRA 2019 in Montreal!

A group photo at the ICRA conference in 2019

Back Row: Ioannis Havoutis, Matt Gadd, Roberto Aldera, Chris Prahacs, Horia Porav, Paul Newman, Ingmar Posner, Rob Weston, Adrián Peñate Sánchez, Tim Tang Front Row: Marco Camurri, Perla Maiolino, Maurice Fallon, Sarah Cen, Alex Bewley, Will Maddern

ORI are regular attendees at ICRA, having sent members as far back as the Millennium Conference in 2000. We love this opportunity to not only engage with the latest research but also to reconnect with our friends in the robotics community.

While the editorial board is always innovating the format of the conference, the quality of the proceedings proved no exception to the norm.
A battery of fluid poster sessions allowed our researchers to wander through a charged environment and engage in ad hoc style with papers on a range of topics.
The conference was concluded by a block of workshops which followed a more traditional speaker format, facilitating a more in-depth look at the state of the field across a huge scope of interest.

The social schedule was top notch, as always, and we were particularly impressed with the ICRA-X Robotic Art Program, which is as far as we know unique in robotics conference history.

Lots of hungry participants enjoying their evening meal

Top left clockwise: Adrián Peñate Sánchez, Rob Weston, Sarah Cen, Chris Prahacs, and Simon Chadwick at the conference banquet on Tuesday May 21st.

We are particularly proud of all of our students who published in the proceedings of ICRA 2019 as well as the postdocs and academics who contributed to the organisation of a few workshops.

Participiants involved in discussions on posters during an evening drinks and poster session

DPhil student Roberto Aldera presenting his paper on Monday May 20th.

Researcher presenting a poster

DPhil student Simon Chadwick presenting his paper on Wednesday May 22nd.

See you next year at ICRA 2020 in Paris!