The Oxford Mobile Robotics Group (MRG) has an international reputation in the area of robot navigation especially when it comes to operating in outdoor environments with well-engineered vehicles and complex real-time software. The group is particularly strong in SLAM algorithms, the semantic labeling of places and topological appearance based mapping. Complementing the information theoretic research within MRG, the group possesses a strong culture of in-field experimental validation. MRG currently has 16 members and is supported by a range of industrial, international and UK research council funded projects. International recognition received includes the “best overall paper” award at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in 2006, the “best vision paper award” at the same meeting in 2008 as well as a best paper award at the International Symposium on Experimental Robotics in 2006 for work.
More information can be found at: http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile.