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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.

CDT Week at ORI

Last week (commencing 4th March 2019) the CDT DPhil students returned to ORI for their second instalment of their robotics taster weeks supported by a team of second year PhD students from Mobile Robotics [...]

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ShapeStacks: Giving Robots a Physical Intuition

TLDR: Physical intuition is a human super-power. It enables our superior object manipulation skills which we apply in countless scenarios - from playing with toys to using tools. The ShapeStacks project aims to equip robots with a similar intuition by providing a virtual playground in which robots can acquire physical experiences.     [ Paper · Code · Data ]   Most of us [...]

By |January 16th, 2019|

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.

CDT Week at ORI

Last week (commencing 4th March 2019) the CDT DPhil students returned to ORI for their second instalment of their robotics taster weeks supported by a team of second year PhD students from Mobile Robotics [...]

Load More Posts

Oxford Robotics Institute Blog

ShapeStacks: Giving Robots a Physical Intuition

TLDR: Physical intuition is a human super-power. It enables our superior object manipulation skills which we apply in countless scenarios - from playing with toys to using tools. The ShapeStacks project aims to equip robots with a similar intuition by providing a virtual playground in which robots can acquire physical experiences.     [ Paper · Code · Data ]   Most of us [...]

By |January 16th, 2019|