Oxford, UK. June 29. Oxbotica, a UK technology company with a focus on mobile robotics and driverless vehicles, has won a prestigious international award for its class-leading autonomous vehicle software.
The company, which is a spin-off from Oxford University’s Mobile Robotics Group, was highly praised for tapping into the “unlimited potential” of robotics and autonomous systems.
Frost & Sullivan’s Technology Leadership Award for Autonomous Driving Software was presented to Oxbotica’s CEO and Chairman in London on 28 June 2016. The company was recognised for having a “successful track-record” in the commercialisation of its intellectual property (IP) in its work with autonomous vehicles.
Dr Graeme Smith, Chief Executive of Oxbotica, said: “Our work is unique because we work with companies who make the likes of cars, forklift trucks, and public transport vehicles and help them integrate robotics software into their own products.”
“We are fully independent and we work freely with many different engineers and scientists to accelerate our technology to market and to turn driverless vehicles into reality. This is an exciting area of growth in the UK and we have been working hard with our business partners to make the technology of the future available sooner.”
Oxbotica recently announced it had partnered with global insurance giant XL Catlin in order to come up with ways of dealing with the risks associated with these kinds of “bleeding edge” technologies.
“We have chosen to work with Oxbotica because they are top of their class in robotics and autonomous systems,” said Paul Jardine, Chief Experience Officer, at XL Catlin. “Our partnership will allow XL Catlin to work hands-on with this innovative technology [and] hand-in-hand with the people who develop it, allowing us to assess and insure the technology of the future. We are delighted that Oxbotica has been recognised for its important work in this field.”
Frost and Sullivan’s Team Leader, Chassis, Safety & Autonomous Driving Systems Arunprasad Nandakumar said: “With strong technological capabilities and a successful track record in IP commercialisation and technology transfer across diverse markets such as three dimensional (3-D) mapping, autonomous vehicles, warehouse robots, and the Mars rovers, Oxbotica is tapping into the unlimited potential of robotics and autonomous systems.”
Strongly positioned to manage and expand its large and rapidly growing IP portfolio, Oxbotica is recognised with Frost & Sullivan’s 2016 Technology Leadership Award for Autonomous Driving Software.
Oxbotica is a UK technology company with a focus on mobile robotics and autonomous systems for use across a broad range of industries. The company, a spin-off of Oxford University’s Mobile Robotics Group, was founded by two Oxford professors, Paul Newman and Ingmar Posner, and is led by Chief Executive Dr Graeme Smith – an automotive veteran with substantial start-up experience in connected and autonomous vehicles. Oxbotica works with autonomous pods, mining equipment, agricultural equipment, boats, trains, and robots that can work in hazardous environments such as nuclear plants. The company works with a wide variety of companies such as those that supply systems to the motor industry as well as vehicle makers themselves.
Oxbotica has over 70 modular pieces of mobile autonomy related IP which range from patents, to software, to “know how” which can be integrated into customers’ products and applications to enable end-to-end autonomy solutions.
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