The Estimation, Search, and Planning (ESP) research group is a member of the Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI).
We motivate a knowledge-based approach to research by taking on challenging, real-world robotic problems.
We do this to test our solutions and force us to understand the fundamental challenges of next-generation robots.
Jon and Marlin just returned from a successful field test in the Mojave desert where they were evaluating path planning techniques for complex terrain.
They were working with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Robotic Surface Mobility group on the Axel/DuAxel rover platform.
You can see photos of everyone's great work here.
Jon and Marlin are in California for an analogue mission in the Mojave desert with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
They will be testing some new path planning techniques designed specifically for complex and challenging autonomy problems.