Paul Newman
Director, Oxford Robotics Institute

Paul Newman is the BP Professor of Information Engineering at the University of Oxford. He is  Director of the Oxford Robotics Institute within the Department of Engineering Science. The ORI enjoys a world leading reputation in mobile autonomy – developing machines  which roll, walk, poke, swim and fly in the real world.

His focus lies on pushing the boundaries of navigation and autonomy techniques in terms of both endurance and scale.

In 2014 he founded Oxbotica – a spinout company focussed on Mobile Autonomy. He was elected fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the IEEE with a citation for outstanding contributions to robot navigation.



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Wednesday 11th September 2019
Oxford Brookes University,
Headington Campus