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Benjamin Ramtoula

Student

Benjamin joined the Oxford Robotics Institute in 2020 as a DPhil student at Wolfson College. He is supervised by Prof. Paul Newman as part of the Mobile Robotics Group. He is also a member of the Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems CDT.

He studied robotics and machine learning at EPFL to earn a BSc and MSc in Microengineering. He concluded his degree by working on human motion modelling under Prof. Aude Billard.
He also completed an MSc in Aerospace engineering from Polytechnique Montreal, working on multi-robot SLAM and object pose estimation under Prof. Giovanni Beltrame.
Benjamin developed part of his object pose estimation work as a visiting student in Prof. Mac Schwager's group at Stanford University. He applied it to localise objects in underground environments in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge while interning in NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's CoSTAR team.

His current research focuses on making tools to help robots robustly make sense of their surroundings in a wide variety of environments.