Mark Emerton

Mark is an Innovation Lead for Robotics & Artificial Intelligence at Innovate UK, and primarily supports the Robots for a Safer World Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund programme.

Previously, Mark worked Dstl within the MOD and specialised in Autonomous and Unmanned Systems. Prior to life in the Civil Service, Mark was a Systems Engineer at a large Defence Aerospace Electronics firm, and he studied Aeronautical Engineering at Bristol University.

Mark lives in West Sussex with his wife, baby daughter and dog.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in robotics: machine learning

Robot working out sums on a chalkboard

My area focuses on the specific applications of robotics to extreme and challenging environments. These include robots that handle nuclear waste, climb tall towers in the middle of the ocean or survive thousands of meters underwater so not vacuuming the …