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.





Programme sessions

11:00 – 12:00

Oxbotica : Bits to Move Atoms

Oxbotica is a word leading autonomous vehicle software company. Its technology enables machines – and people – to robustly navigate, understand and act in their specific environments without relying on infrastructure such as GPS. Whether complete systems or individual components, its pioneering platform-agnostic technology can be integrated across multiple domains, from taxis to airports and warehouses to mines or even on Mars. Its autonomous control system, Selenium, enables vehicles to sense their environment, while Caesium is Oxbotica’s cloud-based fleet management system, that can schedule and co-ordinate fleets of autonomous vehicles. Oxbotica’s mission is to enable its customers to access, customise and integrate the world’s leading mobile autonomy IP into their own products. Paul is going to talk about how that’s possible and what comes next.

Location: Chakrabarti
Speaker: Paul Newman

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