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Team ORIon, the ORI RoboCup team

Currently, team ORIon is gearing up for the World Robot Summit (WRS), taking place in Tokyo. There, we will be participating in the Service Robotics category and competing in the Partner Robot Challenge. The challenge comprises of 3 tasks; receiving voice commands from a human and fetching items from different rooms of the arena; tidying up a room according to a item-plan, and asking for human input about items that are not part of the plan; and last a free form 10′ research demonstration. For WRS, We are building on the strengths of the STRANDS project codebase on long-term autonomy and combining these with current ROS-stack grasping and manipulation packages. WRS is the  first competition we are participating in, and is a step towards building up our tool-set for next year’s robocup@home competition in Sydney.

Further information can be found here

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MRG at the Shell ECO Marathon

The Mobile Robotics Group took part in the Shell ECPO Marathon at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

This was an amazing event, as well as getting to ride in the sutonomous car myself, we also had the pleasure of Kimi Kaikkonen driving!


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Oxford Science Festival

The CDT in AIMS took part in the Oxford Science Festival on the 25th and 26th June.

The students presented demos of their work, with participants taking an active part in driving these demos and interacting with the intelligent systems presented.

“Can you beat the robot?”

Have you ever thought of yourself as humanity’s last chance? Want to test your skills battling a robot? The AIMS group at Oxford will be holding a tournament where you will get to test your wits against an (admittedly not too frightening) enemy robot by controlling one yourself. At the same time, you will be able to get to know the basic building blocks of robotics, namely vision, control, perception and planning.

“How can computers see?”

We humans have the ability to walk in to a room and see objects, recognise shapes and identify colours. It is an ability which is natural to us, but not to computers. How can we build machines that are able to see as we do, identify and understand as we do? How can we give computers perception and understanding?

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Schlumberger Visit

As part of the CDT, we have opportunities to visit our Industry Partners and tacke real-world problems.  On Monday 11th January, we visited Schlumberger Gould Research in Cambridge.  We had a fantastic day, and have come away with more information on how Schlumberger deal with real-world problems.DSCF4085_edit

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