Delivering the UK robotics and autonomous systems strategy

Rob has been heavily involved in making the case to Government for a significant investment in robotics. His talk will explore what this means in practise using examples from the transport and nuclear sectors that he’s involved in.

As co-author of the ‘Robots and Autonomous Systems UK Strategy’, and the first head of a government funded centre focused on the development of remote applications for challenging environments, Rob has a unique perspective on the potential for RAS technology and an insight to Government’s intentions to advance its cause. He is also an entrepreneur in his own right. OC Robotics, the company he co-founded in 1997, has developed robots for big industrial players including Sellafield, Airbus, GE and Shell. Before industry he was an academic, a National Engineering Scholar and lecturer at the University of Bristol, who won the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering