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We are the Oxford Robotics Institute

Welcome to the Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI). We are built from collaborating and integrated groups of researchers, engineers and students all driven to change what robots can do for us. Our current interests are diverse  – from flying to grasping, from inspection to running, from haptics to driving, from exploring to planning. This spectrum of interests has us researching a broad span of technical topics – machine learning and AI, computer vision, fabrication, multispectral sensing, perception, systems engineering to name a few. So welcome to our homepage  – and if you don’t easily find what you want or have a question, please contact us.

The ORI is part of the Information Engineering Research Cluster in the Department of Engineering Science.

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 [...]

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Advanced BIT* (ABIT*): Sampling-Based Planning with Advanced Graph-Search Techniques

Advanced BIT* (ABIT*): Sampling-Based Planning with Advanced Graph-Search Techniques Path planning is the problem of finding a continuous sequence of valid states from a start to a goal specification. Popular approaches in robotics include graph-based searches, such as A* [1], and sampling-based planners, such as Rapidly-exploring Random Trees (RRT) [2]. Both graph- and sampling-based approaches have characteristic strengths and weaknesses. Advanced BIT* (ABIT*) continues previous work [3] to combine these [...]

By |February 24th, 2020|

Welcome to the Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI). We are built from collaborating and integrated groups of researchers, engineers and students all driven to change what robots can do for us. Our current interests are diverse  – from flying to grasping, from inspection to running, from haptics to driving, from exploring to planning. This spectrum of interests has us researching a broad span of technical topics – machine learning and AI, computer vision, fabrication, multispectral sensing, perception, systems engineering to name a few. So welcome to our homepage  – and if you don’t easily find what you want or have a question, please contact us.

The ORI is part of the Information Engineering Research Cluster in the Department of Engineering Science.

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 [...]

Load More Posts

Oxford Robotics Institute Blog

Advanced BIT* (ABIT*): Sampling-Based Planning with Advanced Graph-Search Techniques

Advanced BIT* (ABIT*): Sampling-Based Planning with Advanced Graph-Search Techniques Path planning is the problem of finding a continuous sequence of valid states from a start to a goal specification. Popular approaches in robotics include graph-based searches, such as A* [1], and sampling-based planners, such as Rapidly-exploring Random Trees (RRT) [2]. Both graph- and sampling-based approaches have characteristic strengths and weaknesses. Advanced BIT* (ABIT*) continues previous work [3] to combine these [...]

By |February 24th, 2020|