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Yvan Petillot

Yvan Petillot

Heriot-Watt University

Yvan Petillot is a Professor of Robotics and Computer Vision at Heriot-Watt University. He is academic lead for the National Robotarium and the chair of Robotics theme of the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering. He is a former Royal Society Industry Fellow in collaboration with SeeByte Ltd. With over 20 years experience in Robotics, Image Processing and Autonomous Systems in the maritime domain, he has made very significant contributions to target detection and classification multiple vehicle collaboration and autonomous inspection and manipulation. In parallel, Professor Petillot has a unique track record in technology transfer and engagement with industry. He co-founded SeeByte Ltd in 2001 and led the transitioning of research, technology and personnel from the University to the company.