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Dr Nicholas Snailum

Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader

Institution of Engineering & Technology

Graduated in 1981 from Nottingham University. 13 years in military avionics R&D.. 4 years teaching at Southend College. Obtained PGCE..3 years researching, obtained PhD - camera controlled mobile robot.. Since then teaching various undergraduate & postgraduate degree topics.

  • EB 1.98, Docklands Campus
    School of Architecture Computing and Engineering (ACE)
    University of East London
    4-6 University Way
    London
    E16 2RD
  • n.snailum@uel.ac.uk +442082232383


    Academic
    • Graduated in 1981 from Nottingham University
    • 13 years in military avionics R&D
    • 4 years teaching at Southend College
    • Obtained PGCE
    • 3 years researching, obtained PhD - camera controlled mobile robot
    • Since then teaching various undergraduate & postgraduate degree topics

    Leisure

    • Hillwalking 
      • I have walked the Lyke Wake Walk twice, 
      • many of the long-distance footpaths in England & Wales, 
      • the 3-(UK)-peak challenge twice 
    • photography
    • gardening




    Overview



    To date there are not many truly autonomous systems deployed in the field, despite years of anticipation. The simple reason is that designing safe complex systems is more difficult than people realised. That is what makes them interesting!
    The basis of machine vision, needed to automate vision-based systems, like mobile robots.

    Interests