Rowan at the Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI)
Rowan at the Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI)

Rowan joined the Oxford Robotics Institute in 2016 as a DPhil student at Lincoln College. He started at Oxford as a student of the CDT in Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems in October 2015 and is a Bermuda Rhodes Scholar. He completed an undergraduate degree in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science at Edinburgh University in July 2015. Rowan’s research interests are 3D mapping and aerial autonomy. He is a member of the Estimation, Search and Planning (ESP) research group at ORI and is currently working on next best view planning for large scale 3D mapping and reconstruction.


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    1. R. Border, J. D. Gammell, P. Newman. “Surface Edge Explorer (SEE): Planning next best views directly from 3D observations.” in Proceedings of the IEEE international conference on robotics and automation (ICRA), pp. 1–8, Brisbane, Australia, 21–25 May 2018.


    1. R. Border, J. D. Gammell, P. Newman. “Inferring surface geometry from point clouds for next best view (NBV) planning.” in Joint industry and robotics CDTs symposium (JIRCS), Oxford, UK, 7 Jun. 2017.