Dr Mark Woods

Head of Autonomy and Robotics Group

Mark leads the Autonomy and Robotics group at SCISYS UK specialising in applications which enable autonomous exploration, survey or analysis of complex environments.

He has over 20 years’ experience as an innovator leading, researching, developing and commercialising Robotics, Autonomy, Computer Vision and Machine Learning Based Applications from low to fully operational (industrialised) Technology Readiness Levels.

He has been the autonomy lead for a wide range of European Space Agency (ESA), EC, UK and commercially funded projects including autonomy elements (mission planning, navigation and science) of ESA’s ExoMars Rover which will be Europe’s first surface mission on Mars.

More recently he has led cutting-edge applications of autonomy, robotics and AI technology to the Utilities, Nuclear and other commercial sectors. He consults and presents often on the strategic and practical application of AI in complex environments.

You can read our interview with Mark here.