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GOBOTiX’s Virtual Tramway using autonomous buses

February 6th, 2017|

GOBOTiX's Virtual Tramway - autonomous buses on virtual rails "Where we're going we don't need rails - rather we need Virtual Rails." Dr Ben Davis, Founder Virtual rails are like ordinary rails, they guide the vehicle which rides upon them, the only notable difference being they only reside in the virtual world, i.e the mind (mission planner) of [...]

GOBOTiX demonstrates remote driver assistance service App for disabled drivers via Tele-operation

January 4th, 2017|

As part of the GATEway project our autonomous Toyota Prius has been demonstrating the ability to be remotely operated via a tele-operation service. The vehicle can be operated by an App by the driver standing nearby, or by a remote operator located somewhere else in the world. The remote operation has the potential to revolutionize the experience [...]

Gobotix rail autonomy product goes to market

March 23rd, 2016|

Today Gobotix launched its autonomous roll back detection product with the delivery  of the first batch of devices to a major train operating company in the UK.  The devices will be fitted to passenger carrying trains running in and out of London and will serve to enhance existing safety provisions. GobotiX GoTRAX* is an infrastructure [...]

Gobotix is growing

November 17th, 2015|

This month Gobotix has hired another robotics engineer to strengthen the team and help us push forward a number of our key projects. Claire Farrugia is a Master of Science  in Computational Intelligence and Robotics from Sheffield University. Her studies in multi-sensor data fusion and adaptive intelligence  suit her well to contribute to our rail navigation [...]

Northern Robotics Network

September 19th, 2015|

Gobotix attended the Northern robotics Network launch event in early September, showcasing our autonomous car which will feature in a number of projects over the coming months. The Northern Robotics Network is an open network of people from across the north of the UK interested in robotics and autonomous systems. It organises meetings, events and [...]

Gobotix’s autonomous Prius gets a face-lift

July 3rd, 2015|

Our Toyota Prius has been undergoing some autonomous control system updating in preparation for the forthcoming trials in our contribution to the GATEway project. In our workshop the car has been thoroughly overhauled and updated in readiness for the fly-by-wire safety trials that we shall be undertaking soon. This car has already proved its value [...]

GoTRAX reaches new milestone

July 2nd, 2015|

Gobotix's GoTRAX system  reached a new milestone in June with the successful fitting of a fully functional prototype to one of Chiltern Railway's passenger trains operating out of Marylebone.  The camera unit fits neatly behind the windscreen collecting data during all normal operating conditions.  The data is passed to the lab through Chiltern's network where it [...]

GATEway Project

June 4th, 2015|

We're part of the GATEway consortium trialling self-driving cars in Greenwich.  Gobotix will be providing one of the backup safety systems designed to safely remove any failed shuttles from the public space using our remote fly-by-wire technology. Read more about GATEway here. Read more about our involvement in the GATEway project here. GATEway Consortium

Chiltern Railways

May 14th, 2015|

In partnership with Chiltern Railways and the RSSB we are developing 'VUES', the Vehicle Underside Examination System that promises to reduce maintenance outages across the railway. GOBOTiX and Chiltern Railways have worked together to develop VUES, a continuous automatic inspection system using computer vision. Specialist cameras and lighting are used to detect anomalies such as overheating [...]

GoTRAX – An infrastructure free positioning system

January 5th, 2015|

GoTRAX (Patent pending): A rail vehicle positioning system with no reliance upon GPS and does not require any additional infrastructure. GoTRAX uses a night vision camera, reads the rails and measures distance travelled using advanced machine vision algorithms. The system can calculate accurate distance information and navigation within a simple rail map. Information can be [...]