2017 - present

I'm a software engineer at Verily, in Cambridge, MA.


2012 - 2017

I was a senior software engineer at Google, in Cambridge, MA. I worked on networking infrastructure, and was involved in the QUIC project: developing a next generation transport protocol over UDP.

As part of the Google Developers Live series, I got the chance to talk about some of the work we have done, and where we hope to go next:

The QUIC Transport Protocol: Design and Internet-scale Deployment
Adam Langley, Alistair Riddoch, Alyssa Wilk, Antonio Vicente, Charles Krasic, Dan Zhang, Fan Yang, Fedor Kouranov, Ian Swett, Janardhan Iyengar, Jeff Bailey, Jeremy Dorfman, Jim Roskind, Joanna Kulik, Patrik Westin, Raman Tenneti, Robbie Shade, Ryan Hamilton, Victor Vasiliev, Wan-Teh Chang, Zhongyi Shi
Los Angeles, August 2017
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Mobile Robotics Group, Oxford University

2007 - 2012

In 2012 I successfully defended my DPhil (PhD). I was a member of the Mobile Robotics Group at Oxford University, under the supervision of Prof. Paul Newman. My thesis focused on autonomous exploration, and developing novel approaches to solving this problem for robots capable of three dimensional movement. Most successfull is a method based on solving a partial differential equation across a voxelised representation of the robot's workspace: choosing suitable boundary conditions ensures complete exploration.

Choosing Where To Go: Mobile Robot Exploration
Robbie Shade
D.Phil Thesis
Oxford, August 2011
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Choosing Where To Go:
Complete 3D Exploration with Stereo
Robbie Shade and Paul Newman
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Shanghai, China, May 2011
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Discovering and Mapping Complete Surfaces
With Stereo
Robbie Shade and Paul Newman
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Anchorage, Alaska, May 2010
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Navigating, Recognising and Describing Urban Spaces With Vision and Laser
Paul Newman, Gabe Sibley, Mike Smith, Mark Cummins, Alastair Harrison, Christopher Mei, Ingmar Posner, Robbie Shade, Derik Schröter, Liz Murphy, Winston Churchill, Dave Cole and Ian Reid
The International Journal of Robotics Research
28th October 2009
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