Delegate Profile

David Lane CBE

Job TitleDirector

Company NameEdinburgh Centre for Robotics


David Lane is Professor and Founding Director in the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, a £35M joint venture between Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh Universities training 100 innovation ready PhDs. From 2001 he founded and led SeeByte Ltd/Inc to a multi-million $ UK/US company in defence and offshore markets, winning the 2010 Praxis Unico Business Impact Achieved Award and 2013 Scottish Digital Technology Award for International Growth before exit. Previously he established Heriot-Watt’s Ocean Systems Laboratory with an international reputation in marine robotics, publishing nearly 200 cited publications with international funding from the UK, EU, US and Japan. He has been a visiting Fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Scientific Advisor to the NATO Undersea Research Centre, La Spezia, Italy. In 2013/4 he led development of the UK’s national robotics innovation strategy, which has influenced over £200M of UK Govt, spend to date, and was a Director of euRobotics aisbl shaping the €700M EU Horizon2020 Robotics public-private partnership. In 2016 he was appointed Chairman of Consequential Robotics Ltd

Conference Sessions

  • Opening Scene-Setter

    Tuesday09:00 - 10:1506 Sep 2016
    Crombie Suite

    Free to attend In this opening scene-setter session you will hear the thoughts of a leading industry thinker and analyst on the current state of energy markets...

    • Language: English

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