A presentation on Autonomous Systems by Prof Bill Bardo, VP Systems Engineering, UCL

University of Derby Markeaton Street site Hosted on behalf of the East Midlands section of the Institute of Measurement and Control

Event date: Thursday, 19 March 2015 at 6.30 PM


University of Derby

Markeaton Street Site


DE22 3AW



About the talk:

This talk will describe work undertaken in the current DSTL MoD research programme ASUR, Autonomous Systems Underpinning Research and give examples of bio-inspired approaches in ASUR and elsewhere. A look back at work done in the early 90s on driver-less cars has some surprises.

About the speaker:

Following post-doctoral work on the theoretical and experimental aspects of the quantum mechanical behaviour of maser and lasers, Bill Bardo worked at the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment, Malvern, for 9 years. He later joined GEC where he spent 19 years as the Technical Director of the GEC-Marconi group of companies.

Bill is a strong advocate of the discipline of systems engineering and currently serves as the Technical Director of Defence Technology College in Systems Engineering and Integrated Systems for autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles.