Professor Andrew Davison FREng

Professor of Robot Vision, Department of Computing, and Director, Dyson Robotics Laboratory, Imperial College London

Professor Andrew Davison is a leader in international research in real-time 3D computer vision, particularly in SLAM (simultaneous localisation and mapping) algorithms. His highly-cited MonoSLAM algorithm opened the door for devices with low-cost cameras to localise in and understand their surroundings. This work is having huge industrial impact in robotics, augmented reality and mobile devices.

He has worked for over 10 years with Dyson to design the core SLAM algorithms at the heart of the company’s first robotic product, the Dyson 360 Eye, on sale around the world in 2016. He founded and directs the £5 million Dyson Robotics Laboratory at Imperial College London.