Professor and Deputy Director, Oxford Robotics Institute at Oxford University
Professor Ingmar Posner leads the Applied Artificial Intelligence Lab (a2i) at Oxford University and serves as Deputy Director of the Oxford Robotics Institute, which he co-founded in 2016. Ingmar has a significant track record in designing machine learning approaches which address core challenges in AI and machine learning. His goal is to enable robots to effectively operate in complex, real-world environments by continuously learning through action and interaction. In doing so Ingmar’s work explores a number of intellectual challenges at the heart of robot learning, such as machine introspection in perception and decision making, data efficient learning from demonstration, transfer learning and the learning of complex tasks via a set of less complex ones. All the while Ingmar’s intellectual curiosity remains grounded in real-world robotics applications such as autonomous driving, logistics, manipulation and space exploration. In 2014 Ingmar co-founded Oxbotica, a leading provider of mobile autonomy software solutions.