Tuesday 27 February 2024

Oxford Robotics Institute Presented Queen’s Anniversary Prize

The Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI), founded by Keble Professorial Fellow Paul Newman and housed at Keble’s H B Allen Centre, has received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize – the highest national honour in UK further and higher education.

ORI and Oxford academics, staff and researchers attended the prize-winners’ dinner in Guildhall on 21 February to celebrate the achievement. The following day, Professor Paul Newman, Oxford Chancellor Lord Patten and Vice-Chancellor Professor Irene Tracey were presented the prestigious award by Her Majesty The Queen at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace.

Professor Newman is a Fellow of Keble College and BP Professor of Information Engineering at the Department of Engineering, and is working at the forefront of innovation in navigation and autonomy techniques. He founded ORI in 2016 and served as its director until 2022.

The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, established in 1994, are awarded every two years and recognise outstanding work by UK colleges and universities that demonstrate excellence and innovation while delivering real benefit to the wider world.

Further information about the award is available on the Oxford Robotics Institute website.