Professor Yvan Petillot, Professor of Robotics and Computer Vision within the Ocean Systems Lab at Heriot-Watt, is to join SeeByte,
Professor Petillot was one of the original founders of SeeByte in 2001 and is a member of the company's Board of Directors. SeeByte's success is based on world leading technology and Professor Petillot will lead a Research and Development team, focusing on technologies relevant to the company's strategic road-map, building on his research expertise and active research activities in Heriot-Watt University.
Professor Petillot said, "Having had a vested interest in the company over the past decade, I am keen to play a hands-on role in developing future technologies at SeeByte."
Bob Black, CEO at SeeByte commented, "Yvan has a wealth of knowledge and understanding that we are keen to harvest here at SeeByte. Yvan is a leading academic in his field and has delivered outstanding research. We are excited to have the opportunity to transition the outcomes of his work to commercial solutions."
SeeByte provides clients in the Military and Oil and Gas sectors with the most advanced software to enhance the capabilities of their underwater sensors, vehicles and systems.