Mobile Robotics: Enabling a Pervasive Technology of the Future

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Engineering Science

Abstract

VISION: To create, run and exploit the world's leading research programme in mobile autonomy addressing fundamental technical issues which impede large scale commercial and societal adoption of mobile robotics.

AMBITION: We need to build better robots - we need them to be cheap, work synergistically with people in large, complex and time-changing environments and do so for long periods of time. Moreover, it is essential that they are safe and trusted. We are compelled as researchers to produce the foundational technologies that will see robots work in economically and socially important domains. These motivations drive the science in this proposal.

STRATEGY: Robotics is fast advancing to a point where autonomous systems can add real value to the public domain. The potential reach of mobile robotics in particular is vast, covering sectors as diverse as transport, logistics, space, defence, agriculture and infrastructure management. In order to realise this potential we need our robots to be cheap, work synergistically with people in large, complex and time-changing environments and do so robustly for long periods of time. Our aim, therefore, is to create a lasting, catalysing impact on UKPLC by growing a sustainable centre of excellence in mobile autonomy. A central tenet to this research is that the capability gap between the state of the art and what is needed is addressed by designing algorithms that leverage experiences gained through real and continued world use. Our machines will operate in support of humans and seamlessly integrate into complex cyber-physical systems with a variety of physical and computational elements. We must, therefore, be able to guarantee, and even certify, that the software that controls the robots is safe and trustworthy by design. We will engage in this via a range of flagship technology demonstrators in different domains (transport, logistics, space, etc.), which will mesh the research together, giving at once context, grounding, validation and impact.

Planned Impact

Mobile autonomy is a pivotal precursor to a large number of industrial sectors in the global economy with an ability to reach a truly vast audience. To realise this potential, it is imperative to combine academic excellence with an appropriate grounding of the research in industrial need. We run a "petal" impact model. At the heart of the endeavour is research staff (the focus of this proposal). The research team are surrounded by an expert engineering support. Within this team are knowledge exchange engineers and an impact coordinator who are charged with managing the flow of knowledge between industrial parties and the group. We offer membership to the group on a sector by sector basis to industrial parties.

Here our proposal will create a lasting, catalysing impact on UKPLC.

Industrial Impact - the true impact, reach, ambition and industrial richness of this proposal is best illustrated by some of our research flagships - domain-specific, physical instantiations of integrated competencies developed across the consortium - which act as showcases to existing and potential industrial partners and therefore serve to catalyse impact. Examples include the development of the UK's first self-driving car (in collaboration with Nissan, automotive council, transport catapult, MIRA), the development of ultra low-cost warehousing solutions for stock management and asset tracking (in collaboration with Gompells Ltd, Guidance Navigation Ltd) and the development of robotics technology to help understand the condition of our national transport infrastructure -- particularly rail and road (in collaboration with AMEY, Highways Agency, Network Rail). Our long term plan is to act as a hub for enterprise networking and support and will serve as a catalyst to enable investors, existing businesses, and new enterprises to shape the service and autonomous robotics industries of tomorrow.

Academic Impact - the award of a Programme Grant will stimulate the transition of robotics technology from an academic pedigree to real-world applications of industrial significance. As such, it will inspire a novel research paradigm driven by need. It will foster innovation to overcome real-world challenges in realising sustainable and affordable autonomy. This, we expect, will consolidate and strengthen the UK research base across disciplines (such as the currently disjoint fields of robotics and verification) and open up new vistas of research such as safe-by-design autonomous systems.

Societal Impact - we aspire for robots to assist people in various aspects of everyday life, from driverless cars to assisted living. However, while the scientific boundaries are receding issues surrounding trust and acceptance of this technology into society become ever more apparent. Immediately then questions of Responsible Innovation must be asked. The AREA (Anticipate-Reflect-Engage-Act) paradigm is of course apt here as set out by EPSRC. The Programme Grant will: Anticipate results of related research on the impact of automation on employment; Reflect on and promote ethical thinking around intelligent machines and the social benefits of micro-interactions between robots and people; Engage with stakeholders at TSB and BIS, and the general public to provide us with feedback surrounding the effects of our innovation; and Act to test exemplars of human-robot interaction and embed safety in the DNA of machines that people interact with.
 
Description Overall the grant is proceeding exactly as we had hoped. We are making steady and exciting progress through the science case and producing a stream of prize winning publications.

We are breaking into new technical ground (dense reconstruction, verification, trust)

We are starting to see ways in which the verification ideas in CS can be applied to vital parts of the robotics endeavour for example in the algorithms at the heart of Ingmar's 3D perception system & Vote3D.

The PG has enticed JLR to join as an MRG member and on the back of that will soon be taking delivery of a new vehicle for us to autonomise. We hope to be on the road by the summer of 2016.

We have recruited 5 new postdocs despite the recruitment concern below.

We are more enthused than ever about the efficacy of flagships as a spectacular way to force the integration of research outcomes. Indeed at the end of this summer we should see the PG outputs operating a self-driving Pod around MiltonKeynes.

We have had two international visits Peter Corke and Hadas Kress-Gazit and the latter in particular looks like catalysing new work with both CS and MRG.

We are looking to move into new spaces and just recently started a thread on looking at how our perception and localisation could help with the management of Ash die back - we see forestry as an important global concern.
Exploitation Route The MRG's work has been commercialised into a company,
PlinkArt, which was purchased by Google in 2010
- its first UK acquisition. MRG's laser based navigation
work has been licensed to Guidance Navigation Ltd, a
major robot navigation company and sponsor. Newman's
navigation software was used in curtailing the 2010 Gulf
oil leak. Newman is the author of the MOOS software
package used in marine autonomy projects around the
world (for example DARPA DASH program which will run
on a US submarines next year). In Summer 2014, after
a year-long selection process and independent verification,
MRG's visual navigation package "oVo" was chosen
(and licensed) for the upcoming ESA ExoMars project. In
Sept 2014, a university spin out "Oxbotica" will be started
(founded by Newman and Posner) to handle the commercialisation of Oxford's robotics I.P portfolio.
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Government, Democracy and Justice,Transport

URL http://mrg.robots.ox.ac.uk/
 
Description This grant is just two years old. But already we have 10 pieces of Intellectual Property in place, 20 papers, and two awards. Just like the leadership fellowship EP/I005021/1 this is a transformational affair. Industrial Impact - the true impact, reach, ambition and industrial richness of this grant is best illustrated by some of our research flagships - domain-specific, physical instantiations of integrated competencies developed across the consortium - which act as showcases to existing and potential industrial partners and therefore serve to catalyse impact. Examples include the development of the UK's first self-driving car (in collaboration with Nissan, automotive council, transport catapult, MIRA), the development of ultra low-cost warehousing solutions for stock management and asset tracking (in collaboration with Gompells Ltd, Guidance Navigation Ltd) and the development of robotics technology to help understand the condition of our national transport infrastructure -- particularly rail and road (in collaboration with AMEY, Highways Agency, Network Rail). Our long term plan is to act as a hub for enterprise networking and support and will serve as a catalyst to enable investors, existing businesses, and new enterprises to shape the service and autonomous robotics industries of tomorrow. Academic Impact - The Programme Grant will stimulate the transition of robotics technology from an academic pedigree to real-world applications of industrial significance. As such, it will inspire a novel research paradigm driven by need. It will foster innovation to overcome real-world challenges in realising sustainable and affordable autonomy. This, we expect, will consolidate and strengthen the UK research base across disciplines (such as the currently disjoint fields of robotics and verification) and open up new vistas of research such as safe-by-design autonomous systems. Societal Impact - we aspire for robots to assist people in various aspects of everyday life, from driverless cars to assisted living. However, while the scientific boundaries are receding issues surrounding trust and acceptance of this technology into society become ever more apparent. Immediately then questions of Responsible Innovation must be asked. The AREA (Anticipate-Reflect-Engage-Act) paradigm is of course apt here as set out by EPSRC. The Programme Grant will: Anticipate results of related research on the impact of automation on employment; Reflect on and promote ethical thinking around intelligent machines and the social benefits of micro-interactions between robots and people; Engage with stakeholders at InnovateUK and BIS, and the general public to provide us with feedback surrounding the effects of our innovation; and Act to test exemplars of human-robot interaction and embed safety in the DNA of machines that people interact with.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Government, Democracy and Justice,Transport
Impact Types Cultural,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Driverless Cars
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.policyexchange.org.uk/publications/category/item/eight-great-technologies
 
Description Video of Rolls-Royce | SVAN - the world's first fully autonomous ferry (the demonstration)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Rolls-Royce | SVAN - the world's first fully autonomous ferry (the demonstration)
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwOcM2Dbe-o
 
Title "Dense Stereo" 
Description William Maddern and Paul Newman "Dense Stereo" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet. 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact William Maddern and Paul Newman "Dense Stereo" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet.
 
Title "Dense disparity estimation for stereo vision" 
Description Pedro Pinies, Lina Paz and Paul Newman "Dense disparity estimation for stereo vision" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet. 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact Pedro Pinies, Lina Paz and Paul Newman "Dense disparity estimation for stereo vision" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet.
 
Title "Dense disparity estimation using laser and stereo vision" 
Description Pedro Pinies, Lina Paz and Paul Newman "Dense disparity estimation using laser and stereo vision" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet. 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact Pedro Pinies, Lina Paz and Paul Newman "Dense disparity estimation using laser and stereo vision" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet.
 
Title "Label Projection from Semantic Map Priors" 
Description Dan Barnes, William Maddern and Ingmar Posner "Label Projection from Semantic Map Priors" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet. 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact Dan Barnes, William Maddern and Ingmar Posner "Label Projection from Semantic Map Priors" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet.
 
Title "Laser Simulation in virtual environments" 
Description Daniel Wilde and Ingmar Posner "Laser Simulation in virtual environments" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet. 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact Daniel Wilde and Ingmar Posner "Laser Simulation in virtual environments" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet.
 
Title "NABU4 Design" 
Description Chris Prahacs and Paul Newman "NABU4 Design" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet. 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact Chris Prahacs and Paul Newman "NABU4 Design" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet.
 
Title "Parsing Traffic Lights" 
Description Dan Barnes, William Maddern and Ingmar Posner "Parsing Traffic Lights" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet. 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact Dan Barnes, William Maddern and Ingmar Posner "Parsing Traffic Lights" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet.
 
Title "Patch-based localisation technique using camera images" 
Description Chris Linegar and Paul Newman "Patch-based localisation technique using camera images" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet. 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact Chris Linegar and Paul Newman "Patch-based localisation technique using camera images" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet.
 
Title "Planning in the Presence of Dynamic Obstacles" 
Description Geoff Hester, Ingmar Posner and Paul Newman "Planning in the Presence of Dynamic Obstacles" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet. 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact Geoff Hester, Ingmar Posner and Paul Newman "Planning in the Presence of Dynamic Obstacles" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet.
 
Title "Route segmentation and Tracking with Cameras" 
Description Lina Paz, Pedro Pinies, and Paul Newman "Route segmentation and Tracking with Cameras" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet. 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted
Licensed Yes
Impact Lina Paz, Pedro Pinies, and Paul Newman "Route segmentation and Tracking with Cameras" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet.
 
Title "Scenario Planner - a software tool for creating simulation scenarios for robot environments" 
Description Jonathan Attias and Paul Newman "Scenario Planner - a software tool for creating simulation scenarios for robot environments" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet. 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact Jonathan Attias and Paul Newman "Scenario Planner - a software tool for creating simulation scenarios for robot environments" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet.
 
Title "TrackLib 1.0" 
Description Akshay Morye, Dominic Wang, Chi Tong and Ingmar Posner "TrackLib 1.0" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet. 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact Akshay Morye, Dominic Wang, Chi Tong and Ingmar Posner "TrackLib 1.0" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet.
 
Title "TrackLib 1.0" 
Description Akshay Morye, Dominic Wang, Chi Tong and Ingmar Posner "TrackLib 1.0" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet. 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact Akshay Morye, Dominic Wang, Chi Tong and Ingmar Posner "TrackLib 1.0" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet.
 
Title "Visual Inertial Odometry" 
Description Winston Churchill and Paul Newman "Visual Inertial Odometry" (an upgrade package to oVo) Not registered yet. Not licensed yet. 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact Winston Churchill and Paul Newman "Visual Inertial Odometry" (an upgrade package to oVo) Not registered yet. Not licensed yet.
 
Title "Vote 3D 2.0" 
Description Dominic Wang, Ingmar Posner and Paul Newman "Vote 3D 2.0" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet. 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact Dominic Wang, Ingmar Posner and Paul Newman "Vote 3D 2.0" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet.
 
Title 3D to 2D label projection 
Description Daniel Wilde and Ingmar Posner "3D to 2D label projection" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact Daniel Wilde and Ingmar Posner "3D to 2D label projection" Not registered yet. Not licensed yet
 
Title Deep Image-based Detection 
Description Deep Image-based Detection 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed Yes
Impact Deep Image-based Detection
 
Title Dense Laser Stereo 
Description Dense Laser Stereo 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed Yes
Impact Dense Laser Stereo
 
Title Dub4 
Description Dub4 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed Yes
Impact Dub4
 
Title Parsing Traffic Lights Version 2 
Description Parsing Traffic Lights Version 2 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed Yes
Impact Parsing Traffic Lights Version 2
 
Title Path Discovery using Random Forests and Dense Stereo 
Description Path Discovery using Random Forests and Dense Stereo 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed Yes
Impact Path Discovery using Random Forests and Dense Stereo
 
Title Real-time Remote State Visualisation 
Description Real-time Remote State Visualisation 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed Yes
Impact Real-time Remote State Visualisation
 
Title Scene Prior Builder v2 
Description Scene Prior Builder v2 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed Yes
Impact Scene Prior Builder v2
 
Title Semantic Label Projection v2 
Description Semantic Label Projection v2 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed Yes
Impact Semantic Label Projection v2
 
Title Semi-supervised Training for deep semantic Segmentation 
Description Semi-supervised Training for deep semantic Segmentation 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed Yes
Impact Semi-supervised Training for deep semantic Segmentation
 
Title Vote3Deep 
Description Vote3Deep 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed Yes
Impact Vote3Deep
 
Company Name Oxbotica 
Description Oxbotica is a spin-out from Oxford University's internationally acclaimed Mobile Robotics Group. We specialise in mobile autonomy, navigation and perception, and draw on our heritage of world leading research into autonomous robotics. Our solutions allow robots, vehicles, machinery and people to precisely map, navigate and actively interact with their surroundings, delivering new capability and precision to a wide range of applications. Our 3D imaging and localisation solutions operate indoors and outdoors and are suitable for use in applications ranging from hand held survey devices to autonomous vehicles. Oxbotica was founded by Prof. Ingmar Posner and Prof. Paul Newman - leaders of Oxford University's Mobile Robotics Group (MRG). MRG has an outstanding reputation for innovation and industrial collaborations (mrg.robots.ox.ac.uk). It has licensed navigation software for use on Mars rovers, developed the UK's first self-driving car, and has been a key and influential innovator in the area of Robotics and Autonomous Systems. 
Year Established 2014 
Impact Oxbotica will leverage the innovative and world leading outputs of the UK's premier mobile robotics group, enabling rapid commercialisation with our industry partners and further application of spin-off technologies.
Website http://www.oxbotica.com/
 
Description Attend and Workshop at NIPS Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ingmar attended NIPS 2018, and presented at a workshop whilst there
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attended BP AMU Advisory Board Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Paul is a member on the AMU Advisory board for BP and attended the meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attended CoRL in Zurich 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ingmar attended CoRL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attended ITSC Conference in Hawaii 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Paul attended ITSC conference in Hawaii to support students presenting his papers written with him
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attended MARS in Palm Springs 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Paul was invited to attend Jeff Besos MARS conference in Palm Springs to network with the World Industry Leaders in Engineering
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attended SAC DfT Meeting in London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Paul attended the SAC Department of Transport meeting in London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC 5 Live Interview, HoL Report, 14th March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paul Newman interviewed by BBC Live - HoL report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BBC Interview with Richard Westcott, 2nd November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Richard Westcott from BBC interviewed Paul Newman regarding the safety of Driverless cars
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technology-42075058/are-we-ready-for-driverless-cars
 
Description BBC Oxford Interview for Today programme - Live - 15th March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paul Newman interviewed for BBC Oxford for Today Programme - Live - 30 minutes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39309088
 
Description BBC Oxford Interview, 7th February 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paul was interviewed by BBC 7th February 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05tv7cr
 
Description BBC Oxford Interview, 9th January 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paul Newman interview on BBC Oxford at 12pm Monday 9th January 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BBC Radio 4 Interview - The Today Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Go to 1:34:14 for Paul's interview on the Today Programme:
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08hl5rt
 
Description BBC Radio Scotland Interview, 15th March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paul Newman interviewed on Radio Scotland about autonomous cars
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BEIS Visited ORI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact BEIS (Business, Energy, Industrial Strategy) visited ORI for half a day where a few academics presented what we do at ORI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Breakfast talk at House of Commons 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Breakfast talk at House of Commons
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CAV Funding Competition Advisory Group, 3rd May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact In the meeting they reviewed the inputs from our wider industry workshops held on 4th and 18th April, and outline our initial thinking for a future competition. Our aim is to develop a competition which will be sufficiently ambitious - in order to stimulate true innovation, but realistic and engaging for the industry.


As a member of the advisory group Paul was invited on a personal level, rather than as a representative of your organisation. Paul was asked to note and agree to the Terms of Reference of the group (attached). All discussions will remain confidential, with the aim being to determine the best use of funding (once approved) to deliver maximum benefit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CDT Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact "The machines are coming and it's going to be good. We won't have to drive oursleves when tired, schlep stuff around warehouses, be bored on tractors, choke in mines, freeze on mars or miss broken pipes in nuclear inspection. If we choose to, the coming years will see machines doing more for us and doing it better. In this talk I pull apart some of the competencies needed to build "intelligent" self driving vehicles. I'll explain what makes it hard, what makes it exciting and how it all comes together in a glorious bit of robotics science." Prof. Paul Newman, Oxford Robotics Institute.

CDT students from all the sciences at Oxford University Join us for a day of exploring Information Engineering and Computer Science, with some of Oxford's leading and most exciting academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CDT week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact CDT week is a concentrated programme of study in Robotics, at the Robotics Institute, for AIMS CDT students.

The Oxford robotics Institute provide teams with a working robot (a Husky or Kuku Youbot) and some key software and hardware components for example a visual odometry system, a low level controller, a communications manager and a visualisation tool kit, a dense stereo library and a location sensing device.

Exercises
The course is built around a single extensive practical (long days of great enjoyment). Students are split into two teams, each given a mobile robot (100kg) and at the end of the week compete in a mobile robot challenge (for example finding an object in the University Parks).

Assessment Mode
Students give a presentation of results and critique of their system to the Oxford Robotics Institute on the final day of the program. Each team member will be asked to write a 3 page report on their contribution and evaluate the overall performance of their implementation.b
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://aims.robots.ox.ac.uk/course/mobile-robots/
 
Description Co-Chair at ICRA 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Co-Chair at ICRA conference 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description DRIVEN - Soft Launch, 4th September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paul attended media day for DRIVEN soft launch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.nominet.uk/driven-consortium-unveil-first-self-driving-vehicles-lcv-2017/
 
Description DRIVEN Demo day - Sky News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact DRIVEN (project University of Oxford are part of with Oxbotica) had a press day and interviewed Paul in the car - Sky News and other Journalists were present
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description DRIVEN workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Paul Newman attended a discussion about the risk matrix requirements of DRIVEN cars
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Data and Software Sharing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Data and Software Sharing
Data gathered from flagships will be made available to third parties on a project website
We have purchased a new suite of hardware to achieve this mission
We have now collected over 0.6PB of data to release
We are creating a web interface to access the data in different forms
We expect roll out in June 2016

Software tools that we develop can be licensed
please add evidence of this impact below
Software tool PRISM-games developed in Marta's group and used for autonomous driving case study released open source, with tool paper at TACAS 2016 conference (http://www.veriware.org/bibitem.php?key=KPW16)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL http://www.veriware.org/bibitem.php?key=KPW16
 
Description Department of Transport Science Advisory Council All Day Meeting, 14th June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paul Newman attended DfT council meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Department of Transport, Science Advisory Council Meeting, 1st March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Paul Newman attended SAC meeting at DfT all day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Dept of Winter Transport Dinner and SAC Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Paul attended the Dept of Winter Transport Dinner and SAC Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Distinguished Lecture at University of Toronto, 18th January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Paul delivered distinguished lecture at university of toronto
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Driverless Cars discussion at Buckingham Palace, 24th May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Driverless cars discussion at Buckingham Palace
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description EPSRC Funded initiatives 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UK-RAS Network - we will use this to communicate, share linking and promote this work
MRG will host UK RAS Network on Friday 5th February 2016
Marta participates in EPSRC UK Network on the Verification and Validation of Autonomous Systems (VandV)
group attended VandV Verification of Mobile and Autonomous Robots - Winter School and Workshop, 1-4 Dec 2015, York https://www.cs.york.ac.uk/circus/RoboCalc-event/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL https://www.cs.york.ac.uk/circus/RoboCalc-event/
 
Description EPSRC Robotics, Automation & Artificial Intelligence (RAAI) Theme Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact EPSRC are undertaking a review of our robotics, automation and artificial intelligence portfolios of relevance to Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in order to evaluate the quality and importance of EPSRC's portfolio of research and training in the area. To facilitate this we are hosting a Theme Day on the 31st January 2017 in Central London.

The Theme Day will involve poster presentations from holders of current and recent related grants from across the EPSRC portfolio. A panel of internationally leading experts chaired by Prof David Hogg will use the posters and discussions with attendees to draw conclusions about the portfolio as a whole. The outcomes of the review will be used to inform future strategy in the area of RAAI and will not impact on future funding decisions at a PI level.

The Theme day will be an opportunity for PIs to present their research to the review panel. The day will also give attendees an opportunity to view work of relevance to RAAI from across the EPSRC portfolio and to network with leaders in the area from across the UK.

As a holder of such a related grant(s) (details below) we would like to invite you to attend the event.

Related Grant(s): EP/I005021/1, EP/J012017/1, EP/M019918/1
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description EPSRC Robotics, Automation & Artificial Intelligence (RAAI) Theme Day, 31st January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact EPSRC Robotics, Automation & Artificial Intelligence (RAAI) Theme Day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Frontiers in Science, Exeter, 11th April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at Frontiers for Science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Hilbert Symposium, San Diego, 21st-24th February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Hilbert Symposium on Robotics - San Diego
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Hosted and spoke at ORI Members Day at ORI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact ORI hosted a day for their members to show them what ORI have been up to with their investment
All academics from ORI presented along with their students and PhD
Demos were shown of all current robots in the building
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ICRA 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Submission of papers to ICRA 2015 - listed in publications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
 
Description IEEE Robotics and Automation Conference, ICRA - Singapore, May/June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact International, yearly conference ICRA (international conference of robotics and automation). Papers from both Prof Newman and Prof Posner were accepted and presented. Networking event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Impact to UK Academia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organise a yearly annual summit on Mobile Autonomy
We hosted the UK -RAS network here in Feb 2016.
We will be hosting a series of deep dives this year in which we invite a broad spectrum of industry to a technical exposition of what we can do already and what we are working on.
Organise two international meetings
Marta and PG postdocs submitted proposal to RSS 2016 for Workshop on Social Trust in Autonomous Robots, expect to hear 18th Feb. We intend to build an international meeting around that event in Michigan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Impact to UK Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Engagement with the public via press and public events
6th July 2015: PMN Radio 4 Interview - Feature about the testing of 'driverless' vehicles and 'pods.
21st July 2015: PMN attended TSC Lutz Stakeholder Engagement Event
Marta provided input to feature in New Scientist, 2 Dec 2015, "Bugged out" Want a computer that never crashes? Don't let bugs freak it out
Marta: Currently producing an article about verification in Polish technology press http://naukawpolsce.pap.pl/aktualnosci/news,405530,aby-urzadzenia-nie-mylily-sie-w-obliczeniach.html
11th February 2016: PMN to speak at The British Computer Society
22nd February 2015: CCAV - set up in Gov. Proposing to run with GCHQ a gig about cyber security (Katherine Fletcher workshop) hits responsible innovation requirement.

Leverage open days and outreach events by AIMS CDT
15th and 19th February 2016 - Ingmar Posner and Lina Paz will present projects to CDT
CDT week 7-11 March 2016: PMN, HIP and 2nd Year PhD's, selected PDRA's and Engineers will contribute by running workshops, training and evaluation exercises.
School pupils, emergency services, transport, crime, law enforcement...
9th June 2015: PMN gave Keynote Regus Inaugural and Autonomous Systems Showcase, at Southampton University.
27th January: PMN gave a talk to 6th form students at Oxford Hight School titled "From Mars to Self Drive Cars"
11th February: PMN to talk at British Computer Society Oxfordshire (Oxford e-Research Centre).
Nominet, Smart City, (community consultations, infrastructure planning, business and economic plans)
16th February: PMN to talk at TSU Annual Seminars on Urban Mobilities in the Smart City "Urban Mobility" at School of Geography and the Environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description International Impact 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact International
Formal Academic Visitor Scheme linkage (secondments for internationally recognised experts 1 - 6 months) with:
Australia's Robotic Vision
Peter Corke visited from 6th July to 4th December 2015 and is a Fellow of the PG
Paul Newman reciprocating and visiting the ARC in April.

USA's CHESS
They use tools developed in Marta's group (notably Prism) for driver modelling and control improvisation
Marta gave lecture at Berkeley in March 2015
Marta will visit Berkeley for the month of October
PRECISE
They used tools developed in Marta's group for UAV operator modelling http://www.veriware.org/bibitem.php?key=FWHT15
Marta invited to Workshop on the integration of control theory, formal methods, learning and human factors for autonomous systems at Texas Austin, organised by ex-PRESCISE member Ufuk Topcu and US Airforce Laura Humphreys
ETHZ
that group is currently unstable because of apple and google. No contact yet
Other
Robotics and Biology Laboratory, TU Berlin
Ingmar Posner visited RBo from 15 Novemeber 2015 - 15 February 2016; dissemination of results and discussion of ongoing research questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Interview fro SAID Business School - Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paul did an interview for SAID Business School - which is yet to be published - further details to come in few weeks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interview with BBC Today, Live Radio - London, 3rd January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paul Newman was interviewed on BBC Live today in London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview with Radio Wolfgang 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paul did an interview with Radio Wolfgang - Podcast on Knight Rider is now live in which Paul featured as their expert
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://audioboom.com/posts/6947131-knight-rider
 
Description Interview with Voices From Oxford, 22nd November 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paul was interviewed by Voices from Oxford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.voicesfromoxford.org/video/driverless-cars/805
 
Description Keynote Speaker at Royal Institute of Navigation AGM London, 18th July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Paul Newman gave a keynote speech of the title of 'Driven to Drive' at RIN AGM 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.rin.org.uk/Events/4847/RIN-AGM---Annual-Meeting-2017
 
Description Keynote speaker at European Conference on Mobile Robotics (ECMR) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Keynote at the European Conference on Mobile Robotics (ECMR).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Keynote speaker at Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference (IMVIP) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 2014 Keynote at the Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference (IMVIP).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description LUTZ Public Demonstration 10-15 October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This flagship has its genesis in the LUTZ project which is a collaboration between RDM, Oxford and the Transport Systems Catapult. RDM are making the vehicle hardware, we are supplying the autonomy software and sensor systems and the Transport Systems Catapult are overseeing the project and coordinating trials with Milton Keynes Council.

Beyond demonstrating autonomous vehicles, the project will address the wider key challenge of how to increase mobility by demonstrating and analysing the potential for effective and cost-efficient movement of people in a city.

The LUTZ project will see Pods deployed in the streets of Milton Keynes in 2016 running the complete autonomy system we refer to as "Selenium." Selenium draws on competencies from across our technology portfolio but some of the videos below give a sense of its deployment on Light Urban Vehicles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://mrg.robots.ox.ac.uk/projects/lutz-self-driving-pods/
 
Description Lecture at Lady Margaret Hall - University of Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Lecture at Lady Margaret Hall - Oxford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MARS Conference 2017, Palm Springs, 18th-22nd March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Yearly international conference hosted in Palm Springs each year! Conference and networking opportunities. Paul and Ingmar attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Michael Tanner (PhD student) judged the "regionals" of Vex Robotics competition (primarily a STEM-outreach program) hosted at Stowe School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact From: Michael Tanner
Subject: Vex Robotics Competition
Date: 6 February 2017 at 12:59:07 GMT
To: Paul Newman , Ingmar Posner

[This is purely an FYI/feel-good email. No action required.]

Paul/Ingmar,

Last week I took a day off to judge the "regionals" of Vex Robotics competition (primarily a STEM-outreach program) hosted at Stowe School
http://www.vexrobotics.com/vexedr/competition/

I thoroughly enjoyed the event and was fascinated at the creative designs students developed for this year's challenge. Here is a YouTube video showing the types of robots students develop:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCck9_vk8H4

The students were quite diverse (boys/girls, 10 - 17 years old, hail from UK/US/China, etc.), but they all shared a deep passion regarding their respective robot designs. The level of knowledge some of the students demonstrated was impressive (e.g., describing the chemical/material property trade-offs between various plastics included in their designs). Once the students learned I was studying robotics at Oxford, I was inuidated with questions.

I went home and immeditally ordered one of Vex Robotics' cheaper toy robotics kits (http://www.vexrobotics.com/vexiq) for my daughters to play with at home.

--
Michael Tanner
Oxford Robotics Institute
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford
Comm +44 7514 119187
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.vexrobotics.com/vexedr/competition/
 
Description ORCA Demo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Paul attended the demo of ORCA one of the ORI EU Projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Oxford Sparks Podcast, 9th January 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ingmar Posner spoke on Oxford Sparks Podcast
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39050538
 
Description Panel Discussion at Parliament 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Paul was on the panel at Parliament 4IR
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Panel Speaker at Social and Safety Benefits, 15th March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paul Newman, conference call to be on panel at social and safety benefit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Panelist at RSS 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 2017 Invited panellist at the RSS Workshop on Resilient Intelligent Robotic Systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Panelist at Royal Society Forum on Driverless Cars and Machine Learning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 2016 Invited panellist at the Royal Society Forum on Driverless Cars & Machine Learning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Paul Newman gave Keynote at Autonomous Vehicles Test & Development Symposium in Stuttgart 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PMN gave keynote at Autonomous Vehicles Test & Development Symposium in Stuttgart: 30th,31st May 2016 and in 2017

Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2017 will bring together the world's leading engineers in the field of autonomous vehicle research, testing, validation and development. The conference will be held in Stuttgart alongside Automotive Testing Expo 2017, the world's largest exhibition dedicated to new vehicle development and testing, and in conjunction with Traffic Technology International magazine, the world's leading magazine for advanced highway and traffic management technologies. It will boast over 60 of the world's leading experts in driverless vehicle testing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://www.autonomousvehiclesymposium.com/
 
Description Paul Newman gave Keynote at INC 2016 in Glasgow. 9th November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact When the RIN promises a cutting-edge international conference, what you get is a cutting-edge
international conference, with researchers from some of the world's most renowned institutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.internationalnavigationconference.org.uk/
 
Description Paul Newman spoke at New Scientist Live 22nd September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact New Scientist Live is a festival of ideas and discovery, taking place at ExCeL London. Rooted in the biggest, best and most provocative science, New Scientist Live will touch on all areas of human life. The show will feature four immersive zones covering Humans, Technology, Engineering, Earth and Cosmos. For four days this Autumn, New Scientist Live will be like no other place on Earth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://live.newscientist.com/
 
Description Paulo Newman spoke at IET for UK Robotics week: 1st July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UK Robotics Week is an annual event, which aims to act as a forum to showcase the latest innovations, in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), through a number of academic and industrial challenges and events. This year we have challenges in Surgical, Extreme Environments, Infrastructure and Social Care Robots. We are also engaging with local schools through our School Robot Challenge. Detailed information can be found here.

The pinnacle event of the UK Robotics Week is the Robotics Showcase Event on Friday 30th June 2017. This finale includes sponsor exhibitions alongside demonstrations and presentations from the finalists of the Robot Challenges as well as keynote lectures, network forum and an award ceremony for the winners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://hamlyn.doc.ic.ac.uk/roboticsweek2017/
 
Description PhD Forum Panel at ICRA 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paul was on the Panel for the PhD Forum at ICRA 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presents at Silicon Roundabout London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Ingmar presented at Silicon Roundabout London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Press releases for LUTZ Public demonstration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Driverless vehicle to be tested on UK streets for the first time
Reuters (US), 10/10/2016,
A driverless vehicle carrying passengers will take to Britain's public roads for the first time on Tuesday, as part of trials aimed at paving the way for autonomous cars to hit the highways by the end of the decade. The system was developed by Oxford University spin-out Oxbotica, with software developed by the University's Oxford Robotics Institute.
A pod - like a small two-seater car - developed by Oxbotica will be tested in Milton Keynes today, with organisers hoping the trials will provide vital information about how the vehicle interacts with pedestrians and other road-users. The pod will operate fully without human control, using data from cameras and radars to move around pedestrianised areas.
The government is encouraging technology companies, carmakers and start-ups to develop and test their autonomous driving technologies in Britain, aiming to build an industry to serve a worldwide market which it forecasts could be worth around £900 billion pounds by 2025. Earlier this year, it launched a consultation on changes to insurance rules and motoring regulations to allow driverless cars to be used by 2020 and said it would allow such vehicles to be tested on motorways from next year.
"Today's first public trials of driverless vehicles in our towns is a ground-breaking moment," business minister Greg Clark said.
www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-autos-driverless-idUSKCN12A2KX

Also:
Radio: LBC 97.3, Nick Abbot
11/10/2016
The first 'driverless' cars will be tested in the UK in an area of Milton Keynes today. Professor Paul Newman of Oxford University is interviewed about the technology used in the vehicles.
Radio: LBC 97.3, Steve Allen
11/10/2016
The first 'driverless' cars will be tested in the UK in an area of Milton Keynes today. Professor Paul Newman of Oxford University is interviewed about the technology used in the vehicles.
Road to the future
The Sun, 11/10/2016, Costas Pitas
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1951858/driverless-cars-hit-the-streets-of-britain-for-the-first-time/
Public trial for driverless cars beginning in Milton Keynes
Sky News, 11/10/2016, Tom Cheshire
http://news.sky.com/story/public-trial-for-driverless-cars-beginning-in-milton-keynes-10613089
Driverless cars to be tested on UK streets for the first time
Mail Online, 11/10/2016, Abigail Beall
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3831600/Driverless-vehicle-tested-UK-streets-time.html
Driverless cars have officially hit the UK's roads for the first time
City AM, 11/10/2016, Lynsey Barber
http://www.cityam.com/251157/driverless-cars-have-officially-hit-uks-roads-first-time
Driverless vehicle to be tested on UK streets for the first time
Metro (US), 10/10/2016, via Reuters
http://www.metro.us/news/driverless-vehicle-to-be-tested-on-uk-streets-for-the-first-time/DBVpjj---ekq12nEu8BMRUbs8Y8eu6A/


TV: Sky News, Sky News with Colin Brazier and Jayne Secker
11/10/2016, 13:18
A driverless vehicle carrying passengers took to Britain's public roads for the first time yesterday in Milton Keynes as part of trials aimed at paving the way for autonomous cars to hit the highways by the end of the decade.
Professor Paul Newman from Oxford University, who has been leading the development of the software installed in the vehicle, said: 'Technology like this is going to have a big part to play in our lives, and it's going to roll out over time. I see it as more than just driverless cars, though. Think about all the things that move: ports, warehouse, farming, agriculture, mining - it's the software that makes these things extraordinary. It's not so much the hardware, it's the information engineering, it's programmes that can take data from cameras and lasers and turn that into an understanding for the machine of what's going on, and from that it can figure out what it should do. So we have three questions: where am I? What's around me? What should I do? And the software answers that question really fast all the time.'

Also:
TV: ITV 1, ITV Lunchtime News
11/10/2016
Professor Paul Newman is interviewed and reporter Alok Jha goes for a drive in the autonomous vehicle.
TV: Five, 5 News at 5
11/10/2016
Professor Paul Newman is interviewed.
TV: BBC One, South Today
11/10/2016
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07xpsys/south-today-oxford-evening-news-11102016 & http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07xpsyx/south-today-oxford-late-news-11102016
Sky's Tom Parmenter drives hands-free in Milton Keynes
Sky News online, 11/10/2016
Sky's reporter Tom Parmenter goes for a drive in the autonomous vehicle.
http://news.sky.com/video/taking-a-ride-in-a-driverless-car-10613503
Self-driving car tested for first time in UK in Milton Keynes
The Guardian online, 11/10/2016, Rob Davies
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/oct/11/self-driving-car-first-uk-test-milton-keynes-driverless-lutz-pathfinder
Driverless car tested in public in UK
BBC News online, 11/10/2016
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37618574
Driverless cars given first public runabout
Daily Express, 12/10/2016, p.27, Robert Kellaway
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/719942/Driverless-cars-UK-First-Britain-arrive-ground-breaking-Milton-Keynes
Pokemon Go test pass for driverless car
Daily Mirror, 12/10/2016, p.16, Sam Blewett
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/driverless-cars-go-trial-uk-9022534#ICID=nsm
Driverless cars hit British roads for the first time
City AM, 12/10/2016, p.9, Lynsey Barber
University of Oxford scientists help launch first driverless car
ITV News online.com, 11/10/2016
http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2016-10-11/university-of-oxford-scientists-help-launch-first-driverless-car/
Driverless Vehicle to Be Tested on UK Streets for the First Time
New York Times online (USA), 11/10/2016, Costas Pitas, via Reuters
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2016/10/10/technology/10reuters-britain-autos-driverless.html?_r=0
Driverless car makes debut on UK streets
Reuters, 11/10/2016
Video feature.
http://www.reuters.tv/v/2jy/2016/10/11/driverless-car-makes-debut-on-uk-streets
Britain tests self-driving vehicles in public space
Xinhua News Agency (China), 11/10/2016
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/11/c_135746615.htm
Britain tests self-driving vehicles in public space
Global Times (China), 12/10/2016, via Xinhua
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1010860.shtml
Driverless cars hit British streets in landmark trial
Business Standard India, 11/10/2016, via AFP
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/driverless-cars-hit-british-streets-in-landmark-trial-116101100649_1.html
Driverless cars hit Britain's streets in landmark trial
Indian Express, 11/10/2016, via AFP
http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-news-technology/driverless-cars-hit-britains-streets-in-landmark-trial-3077365/
Driverless cars hit British streets in landmark trial
Deccan Chronicle (India), 11/10/2016, via AFP
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/technology/in-other-news/111016/driverless-cars-hit-british-streets-in-landmark-trial.html
Driverless vehicle to be tested on UK streets for the first time
Financial Express (India), 11/10/2016, via Reuters
http://www.financialexpress.com/industry/tech/driverless-vehicle-to-be-tested-on-uk-streets-for-the-first-time/413758/
Driverless cars have taken to the road
Oxford Mail, 12/10/2016, p.5
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/14795078.Driverless_car_developed_in_Oxford_tested_for_the_first_time_on_UK_roads/
Radio: BBC Radio Wales, Good Evening Wales
11/10/2016,
Professor Paul Newman is interviewed.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07xj516 (55:04 on clock)
Radio: BBC Radio Oxford, Kat Orman
11/10/2016,
Professor Paul Newman is interviewed.
Radio: BBC Radio Oxford, David Prever
11/10/2016


Milton Keynes now has self-driving cars (sort of)
Wired UK online, 12/10/2016, Matt Burgess
Milton Keynes now has autonomous cars. The LUTZ Pathfinder autonomous car, built by the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC), has been tested for the first time on UK streets. Using virtual maps, the two-seater car has driven on pathways around the city in its full autonomous mode. The software in the cars has been developed by academics at the University of Oxford. A 25-person company called Oxbotica is using computer vision and cloud-based services to help the cars communicate with others in a future fleet.
http://www.wired.co.uk/article/milton-keynes-self-driving-car-test
Also:
Driverless car gets road tested with passengers in UK
ABC Online Australia online, 12/10/2016, Unattributed
Oxford University's Paul Newman, the engineer who built one of the UK's first self-driving cars watched with amazement today as it hit the road about an hour out of London for the first time - with passengers. Professor Newman is interviewed for the PM programme.
http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2016/s4555276.htm
Watch | Driverless cars hit Britain's roads
Hindustan Times online, 12/10/2016, Unattributed
http://www.hindustantimes.com/videos/world-news/watch-driverless-cars-hit-britain-s-roads/video-whlxAVf3rkXmryZvyL0uvM.html
University's driverless car takes to the 'road'
Oxford Times, 13/10/2016, p.3
http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/14795078.Driverless_car_developed_in_Oxford_tested_for_the_first_time_on_UK_roads/


Also:
New Scientist
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2108977-first-uk-trial-of-driverless-pods-paves-way-for-autonomous-taxis/
MK Citizen
http://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/uk-s-first-driverless-car-trial-kicks-off-in-milton-keynes-1-7623400
Digit
http://www.digit.in/car-tech/self-driven-car-goes-through-first-ever-public-road-trial-in-uk-32042.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://news.sky.com/story/public-trial-for-driverless-cars-beginning-in-milton-keynes-10613089
 
Description Programme Grant and CDT Workshop event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact CDT Week - Paul Newman and Ingmar Posner host CDT students at Robotics for one week, 2nd years lead on this and they have to complete the challenge set at beginning of week by the end of the week
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description RSS 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Submission of papers to RSS 2015 - listed in publications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
 
Description Responsible Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact UK Government Agency Engagement
23rd July 2015: PMN Spoke at DfT "Robotics and Autonomous Systems Teaching Session with Paul Newman" - attended by Philip Rutnam and Michael Hurwitz
24th September 2015: PMN Presented at RAS and AI Roundtable
19th October 2015: Ministerial CAV Expert meeting - chaired by Mark walport. Cabinet office - Oliver Letwin and Philip Rutnam - spearheads Civil Services interest in RAS. PMN to gave tutorials to ministers.
20th October 2015: Paul on panel at Treasury. Launch pad re: Disruptive data - harnessing the power of data-led innovation
21st October 2015: Gave talk at Ordnance Survey - "Low-cost infrastructure-free mapping and understanding"
10th November: CCAV team visited MRG. PMN gave tour of workshop and presented on Flagships and key technology.
13th November 2015: PMN, Peter Corke and Nick Roy present at RAS Event at The Royal Society.
14th December 2015: PMN spoke at "The Event" DfT Internal Seminars aimed at teach DfT staff on new tech. Initialed by Michael Hurwitz, attended by Philip Rutnam.
22nd February 2016: CCAV - set up in Gov. Proposing to run with GCHQ a gig about cyber security (Katherine Fletcher workshop) hits responsible innovation requirement.
7th March 2016: PMN to present at a RAS workshop, initiated by Mark Walport
15th March 2016: PMN will talk at RAS Seminar, directed at Perm Secs and CSAG
DfT SAC
13th April 2016: PMN to present to Sec of State, at DfT
28th April: PMN to attend working SAC Working dinner with Perm Sec
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Roundtable: Law Commission 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended roundtable discussion at Law Commission
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SMMT Transport Systems at House of Commons, 29th-30th March 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attended meeting at House of Commons, With autonomous driving and connected vehicles at the forefront of the mobility agenda, the 2017 Connected Parliamentary Reception is a unique opportunity for parliamentarians and industry leaders to discuss the opportunity, challenges and growth potential of these new technologies. The parliamentary reception will take place in the Churchill Room of the House of Commons
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Session Chair at ISER 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Session chair of ISER meeting, 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Shell Eco-Marathon June / July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Shell Eco-marathon challenges student teams around the world to design, build, test and drive ultra-energy-efficient vehicles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU7OYLgnlkM
 
Description Speaker at ATOM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Speaker at ATOM
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Speaker at Cambridge Wireless AI and Mobility Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 2017 Invited speaker at the Cambridge Wireless AI & Mobility conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Speaker at DALI 2018 Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited speaker at the DALI 2018 Symposium on Autonomous Driving
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://dalimeeting.org/program
 
Description Speaker at Future Powertrain conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 2014 Invited speaker at the Future Powertrain Conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Speaker at Geodesic Society, Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 2016 Invited speaker at the Geodesic Society of the University of Bonn, Germany.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Speaker at IROS 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 2017 Invited speaker at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) Workshop on Introspective Methods for Reliable Autonomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Speaker at NIPS 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 2017 Invited participant at the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) discussion forum "AI for Social Good", jointly convened by the Royal Society and the British Consulate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Speaker at Oxford Science Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Ingmar was a speaker at Oxford Science Innovation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Speaker at RSS Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 2017 Invited speaker at the Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) Workshop on Learning for Perception and Control.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Speaker at Re-Work London Deep Learning Summit, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 2016 Invited speaker at the RE-WORK London Deep Learning Summit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Speaker at Warwick Engineering Society Annual Tech Conference, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 2016 Invited speaker at the Warwick Engineering Society Annual Technical Conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Speaker at Zeiss Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 2016 Invited speaker at the Zeiss Symposium on Optics in the Digital World.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.zeiss.com/corporate/int/innovation-and-technology/zeiss-symposium.html
 
Description Speaking at Radcliffe Observatory Building, The Economist, 31st October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Paul Newman was one of the speakers for the Economist for the What If section of the evening
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://events.economist.com/events-conferences/emea/FoWOxford#agenda
 
Description Talk at AHRC Research Network Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The action-based alternative to 3D coordinate-frame representation was the main topic of our video meetings throughout 2016, and of our workshop at St John's College, Oxford, in January 2017. This workshop brought together experts from diverse disciplines for a focussed multidisciplinary discussion across three days, testing the action-based hypothesis by assessing its philosophical, computational and neuroscientific consequences. You can see the final discussion of the workshop here. As well as discussions led by Andrew and me, the workshop featured talks by:
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://jamesstazicker.com/research/the-action-based-brain/
 
Description Talk at Actuaries club - London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at Actuary - Pall Mall
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at BP London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Paul did a talk at BP amongst other industry leaders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk at Bremen University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Ingmar gave a talk at Bremen University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at British Computer Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Ingmar spoke at British Computer Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk at Education House, Oxford, 19th July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Paul Newman was guest speaker at Education House
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk at London ML, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Ingmar Posner gives ML talk in London (Dirk Gorinson)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk at Navtech Radar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Paul did a talk at Navtech Radar offices to the whole company (Navtech are one of ORI's newest members) to let them know how we use their sensors in our cars
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk at New Scientist Live 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ingmar did a talk at New Scientists Live
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at Oxford AI Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ingmar did a talk at Oxford AI Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at Oxford High School, 23rd January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Paul spoke at Oxford High School for Girls, Local media were present regarding event but speech was not recorded
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at Reform Club in Pall Mall 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Paul did a talk at reform club in pall mall
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at Royal Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Paul spoke at Royal Society in London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at Science Museum, BBC, 6th June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The BBC and the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 have come together to stage a very special event. We want to bring together three of the greatest robotics engineers in the world, to discuss their work in front of an audience at the Science Museum in London. This would be a major highlight of the Science Museums season on Robotics and would be recorded with a public audience in one of their main galleries. The event will be produced by the BBC and recorded by the BBC World Service to broadcast to its weekly audience of 67 million worldwide. The Engineers is an annual event celebrating engineering, and a particular attraction of the project is the potential to inspire people worldwide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p055glcb
 
Description Talk at St Johns College, 10th January 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Paul Newman presented a talk at St John's College to students - AHRC Vision and Robotics Session
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk at T-RIG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paul did a talk at TRIG in London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at TinTech Conference, 6th February 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paul spoke at 2018 Tin Tech Conference in London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.the-insurance-network.co.uk/event/tintech-2018/
 
Description Talk at University of Physics Society, 25th January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Paul spoke at University of Physics Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at Venturefest Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paul did a talk at Venturefest Oxford 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at Vibrant Digital Future Exhibition, 31st January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Paul spoke a Nominet Technology Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.vibrantdigitalfuture.uk/
 
Description Talk at Wychwood School (Primary School) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Paul gave a talk to students of 4 - 11 about Engineering
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at Wychwood School Careers Fair 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Paul did a presentation on Engineering and the future of it to introduce it to primary school children at Wychwood Careers fair
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk/Panel/ Q&A with De Beers Group - 2018 BES 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Paul was invited to go to BES 2018 with De Beers and do a talk, panel discussion and Q&A with two other panelists
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Toyota Visit ORI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Toyota visited ORI and Ingmar gave a talk about the ORI and his Lab A2I
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Training graduate students in the AIMS CDT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Impact via CDTs
Training graduate students in the AIMS CDT
15th and 19th February 2016 - Ingmar Posner and Lina Paz will present projects to CDT
CDT week 7-11 March 2016: PMN, HIP and 2nd Year PhD's, selected PDRA's and Engineers will contribute by running workshops, training and evaluation exercises.
Marta taught on AIMS CDT (Quantitative Verification), 26-27 Jan 2016, and offered projects to AIMS students
Twice yearly seminar / workshop given by RA's and open to all UK CDT Students
no action on this yet. NT considering
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description UK Robotics Week: Showcase Event London - Imperial College London - 30th June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paul Newman was chair of the UK Robotics Week: Showcase event 30th June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/newsevents/news/ukroboticsweek20171/
 
Description Visiting Lecture at Robotic Vision Summer School (Queensland University of Technology ) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision presents Robotic Vision Summer School (RVSS) in Kioloa, Australia.
The ability to see is the remaining technological roadblock to the ubiquitous deployment of robots into society. The Robotic Vision Summer School (RVSS) provides a premium venue for graduate students and industry researchers to learn about fundamental and advanced topics in robotic vision. The technical program is presented by world's leading experts from the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision and international guests. The summer school offers participants:
In-depth tutorial material on fundamentals of computer vision and robotics.
State-of-the-art presentations on the latest developments in robotic vision.
Introduction to application domains and applied robotic vision technologies.
A unique opportunity to experiment with computer vision algorithms on actual robotic hardware.
Chance to meet and network with present day and the next generation of robotic vision experts.
The summer school is held annually at the Kioloa campus, Australian National University on the NSW south coast, Australia. This is an international summer school targeting Masters (later-year)/PhD students, academics, and industrial researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://roboticvision.org/events/rvss-summer-school/