UNDERWATER ROBOTICS: a dive into the unknown - Professor Yvan Petillot

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Heriot-Watt University, Postgraduate Centre, Cairn Lecture Theatre

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The oceans cover 70% of our planet and yet, we know less about the bottom of the seas than the surface of the moon.

Dive into the unknown with Professor Ivan Petillot, Professor of Robotics and Computer Vision at Heriot-Wat University.

In Professor Petillot's Inaugural Lecture he will look at how humans have tried to discover more about this hidden planet and how autonomous underwater robots are about to change our ability to map, understand and exploit our oceans.

Professor Petillot has a long history of successful collaborations with leading researchers in Europe, working closely with the MOD and DSTL on defence-related projects.

He created the first European Competition in Underwater Robotics for Autonomous Systems in 2006, with support from EPSRC and the MOD, and has led this effort since, in collaboration with the NATO Undersea Research Centre.

He is a leading member of the Oceans Systems Laboratory, the Head of the Institute for Sensor Signals and Systems and the Deputy Director of the Joint Research Institute in Signal and Image Processing (ERP-SIP) with Edinburgh University.


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