Ben is the VP of Technology at Oxbotica, with extensive experience in perception systems for field robotics ranging from commercial passenger vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, draglines, haul trucks, underwater platforms, to unmanned aerial vehicles. He balances state of the art algorithms with real-world system implementation to achieve intelligence in self-driving platforms – on and off-road.
Ben’s previous life was as a Professor in Computer Vision and Robotics at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia where he focussed on machine learning for field robotics. He led the Robotics and Autonomous Systems group consisting of over 150 postgraduate students, postdocs, and academics.
Oxbotica, a leading autonomous software company based in Oxford, is bringing self-driving technology to the roads, ports, mines, roads, forests, quarries of the world (and even to Mars!). Our autonomous operating system Selenium, is platform agnostic and navigates autonomously around cities, warehouses and off-road environments, using data from lasers and cameras placed on vehicles. Originally founded in 2014 as a spin-out of Oxford University’s Oxford Robotics Institute, Oxbotica helps its clients integrate over 200 engineer years’ worth of work in autonomy into their own products.