Mobile Autonomy: A Pervasive Technology
The Oxford Robotics Institute – Autonomous Systems researches all aspects of land based mobile autonomy. We invent the technologies that allow machines to ask and answer “Where am I?”, “What surrounds me?” and “What should I do next?” These three key questions underpin all that we do. They force us to confront fundamental questions in navigation, perception, machine learning and systems design. We are proud of the way we validate our thinking and challenge ourselves by deploying and running large robotics systems. These “flagship” projects, drawn from many application domains are central to our mission – we solve real world robotics problems. In 2014 a spin-out company called Oxbotica was launched to drive commercialisation and cross domain impact of our work.
UK Robotics Week 2017 officially launches today, with a range of robotics activities and challenges open to schools, academic institutions and industry sectors. These activities culminate in a national week of celebration being held 24th – 30th June 2017.
We present a weakly-supervised approach to segmenting proposed drivable paths in images with the goal of autonomous driving in complex urban environments. Using recorded routes [...]
Congratulations to Markus Wulfmeier, Dominic Wang and Ingmar Posner on winning the best student paper award for their work on Deep IRL: Watch This: Scalable Cost-Function Learning [...]
Automated (self-driving)Vehicles are expected to bring major benefits for society in the future – including fewer road accidents, less congestion, a reduced reliance on individually-owned cars and increased mobility for people who cannot currently drive.