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We are grateful for the financial help provided by our sponsors - without this we could not exist. In particular Nissan have provided both financial and technical support for interfacing to the LEAF vehicles and providing a superb platform to develop our navigation technology. EPSRC, through a Leadership Fellowship, have provided the space and resources to drive this project forward. Guidance Navigation Ltd and MIRA have each generously supported a PhD student in laser navigation and autonomy planning. Industrial support of academic goals makes so many things possible. Thank you.

LEAF Autonomy Project

EPSRC - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

EPSRC is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £800 million a year in a broad range of subjects – from mathematics to materials science, and from information technology to structural engineering.

Nissan Motor Co., LTD

Guidance Navigation Limited

Established in 1991 by Malcolm Roberts, Russ Miles and John Potter, Guidance Navigation Limited is a leading developer and supplier of sophisticated navigation and position measurement technologies based in Leicester, UK.

Guidance's wealth of knowledge and experience across its core Marine and AGV product divisions has enabled the company to develop innovative robust products that are capable of operating in hazardous environments.


In a world where advanced engineering technologies will increasingly shape success for organisations and the global drive for energy efficiencies, MIRA provides ground breaking engineering innovations and unrivalled testing solutions that change the way people think about the future of whole vehicle and systems technology.

Other Research Sponsors

The group has benefitted over the past years from several other sponsors - without them the group could not have grown and developed. In addition to the above many thanks to:

BAE Systems

BAE who donated the Wildcat research vehicle which got us started on large scale outdoor navigation.

The Office of Naval Research

The Office of Naval Research who supported the development of MOOS.

Oxford Technologies

Oxford Technologies who supported the development of laser and vision based scene understanding and motion estimation.

OC robotics

OC robotics who supported 3D scene construction from low cost lasers.

The European Commission

The European Commission who supported work in large scale scene understanding via several FP7 Projects (Europa and V-Charge)

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Oxford Performance Autos

Oxford Performance Autos who went above and beyond the call of duty to provided and apply the vinyl wrapping for RobotCar.