Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte FREng

Former Chief Scientific Adviser, Ministry of Defence

Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte pioneered the field of statistical data fusion and its application in autonomous robot navigation. His work has had a transformational impact in large-scale ‘field’ robotics, with world-first commercial applications in areas such as automated cargo handling, autonomous mining and unmanned air, ground and subsea systems. He has a track record of successful engagement and research outcomes with industry.

Professor Durrant-Whyte is one of the most widely cited robotics researchers in the world, having made fundamental contributions in areas including navigation, perception and data fusion.