MauriceRoyal Society University Research Fellow (~ Assistant Professor)

My research is focused on probabilistic methods for localization, state estimation and mapping for robots and autonomous systems. I am also interested in high dimensional motion planning and manipulation for walking robots.

I am the PI of the Dynamic Robot Systems Group and a Faculty Member of the Oxford Robotics Institute where you will find more detailed information about our research.


Contact Details

  • Email: mfallon at
  • Office Number: (+44 1865) 6 13951
  • Address: George House, 23 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN.
  • Directions to George House


  • August 2017: We have had two successful EU H2020 Projects funded. Both start in January 2018.
    • MEMMO will be led by Nicholas Mansard from LAAS (Toulouse).
    • THING will be led by Michael Mistry from Edinburgh.
    • Interested Post Doc Applicants should get in touch
  • since April 2017: Royal Society University Research Fellow at Oxford Robotics Institute.
  • 2013-2017: Chancellor’s Fellow, School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh
  • 2012-15: Perception Lead, MIT DARPA Robotics Challenge Team
  • 2012-15: Research Scientist, MIT Locomotion Group with Seth Teller and Russ Tedrake
  • 2008-12: Post Doc, Marine Robotics Group, Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with John Leonard
  • 2004-08: PhD, Information Engineering, University of Cambridge with Simon Godsill
  • 2000-04: BEng, Electronic Engineering, University College Dublin, Ireland


I will teach Image Processing and Estimation Theory in Michaelmas (Autumn) 2017.

Research Group