Mister Owain Daniel Jones
Many-Stack Research Software Engineer
Owain Daniel Jones
I am currently a Software Engineer with the
Marine Autonomous Robotics Group
at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. My
major interest is in robots for science and robots for search and rescue - especially flying
ones. My pipe-dream is to work on Cool Robot Stuff such that the robots have greater autonomy,
making smarter decisions by themselves, reducing the amount of work that their human
operators and colleagues have to put in. Currently, I am working with
robotics platforms, and part of the "Oceanids C²" project. I am also a member of
the UK Society of Research Software Engineering, with the
aim of transitioning to a more diverse RSE role in future.
Outside of work I volunteer as a first aider for
St John Ambulance,
with a budding interest in permaculture ("I occasionally plant seeds in an allotment").
I like climbing (mainly bouldering), and I love live music.
- Dahl, Torbjorn & Gibbons, Peter & Jones, Owain. (2012). Identification and Production of Simple Tactile Gestures. 10.13140/2.1.3165.3441.
- Newey, Charles C.; Jones, Owain D.; Dee, Hannah M.. 2018 Shadow detection for mobile robots: Features, evaluation, and datasets. Spatial Cognition & Computation, 18 (2). 115-137. https://doi.org/10.1080/13875868.2017.1322088
- Farley, Jack; Morris, Ashley W.; Jones, Owain D.; Harris, Catherine A.; Lorenzo Lopez, Alvaro. 2019 Marine Science from an Armchair: A Unified Piloting Framework for Autonomous Marine Vehicles. In: Oceans 2019, Marseille, France, 17-20 June 2019. 1-10.
- Harris CA, Lorenzo-Lopez A, Jones O, Buck JJH, Kokkinaki A, Loch S, Gardner T and Phillips AB (2020) Oceanids C2: An Integrated Command, Control, and Data Infrastructure for the Over-the-Horizon Operation of Marine Autonomous Systems. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:397. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00397