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We are the Oxford Robotics Institute’s (ORI) official student robotics competition team. Our aim is to develop robust and intelligent autonomous behaviours, which use experience to learn and refine a growing set of robot skills, and demonstrate them on the Toyota Human Support Robot (HSR) at international robotics competitions and public science outreach events. 

What We Do:

Since our beginnings in 2018, our students have competed in the World Robot Challenge (Tokyo 2018) and the RoboCup@Home competition (Sydney 2019) and we are gearing up to participate in upcoming competitions including the World Robot Challenge, RoboCup@Home, and the European Robotics League SciRoc Challenge.

We have run demonstrations to the public at outreach events such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Oxford Science & Ideas Festival - we even recently demonstrated the HSR for Prince William  at the ORI!

If you have missed one of our information sessions or would like to know more about what we do, view our latest Team ORIon Information Session slides.

Our Research:

Our research interests are centred around building AI and robotics technology to enable service robots to interact and collaborate with humans to complete useful everyday tasks in typical household settings. We are researching disciplines to enable this, including long-term autonomy, robot/machine learning, knowledge representation, perception, manipulation, and human-machine-interaction.

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Team ORIon at Department of Engineering Open Day 2023

Team ORIon at Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar 2023

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021

Prince William demonstration 2019

Team ORIon, RoboCup, Sydney 2019

Team ORIon, World Robotic Summit, Tokyo 2018

BamBam arrival to ORI 2018