Mobile Robotics Group

  • Robotcar (c) John Cairns
  • Robotcar interface
  • Wildcat on Begbroke approach
  • LEAFS & Wildcat parked
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  • Beaumont Street
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How do you make a machine smart enough to navigate independently?

This question is at the heart of MRG’s research. Our goal is life-long infrastructure free navigation. We are developing future-proof mltechnology, which enables robots to navigate without modifying the environment and without depending on bespoke hardware, such as GPS.

Our core technology can be exploited in many different domains and many different conditions.

In 2014 a spin-out company called Oxbotica was launched to drive commercialisation and cross domain impact  of our work.



24th June 2015: UK-RAS Network Launch


The EPSRC EPSRC UK-Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS Network) is dedicated to robotics innovation across the UK, with a mission to provide academic leadership in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), expand collaboration with industry, and integrate and coordinate activities at eight Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded RAS capital facilities and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) across the country.

For more information please visit the UK-RAS Network website.




Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford