Geoff Pegman is the Managing Director of R U Robots and is a Chartered Director with over 22 years experience of the advanced robotics industry. Geoff helped set up the UK National Advanced Robotics Research Centre in the late 1980’s and ran the successful research programme there before going on to set up and lead UK Robotics, a spin‐out with majority ownership by BNFL. During his time at the National Centre and UK Robotics he was also instrumental in spinning‐out another 5 hi‐tech companies. Geoff is the Vice‐President of, and UK Government representative to, the International Advanced Robotics Programme (an intergovernmental organisation with 15 member countries), Company Secretary of the British Automation and Robot Association, Chair of IET Robotics and Mechatronics Society and SME representative to the European Robotics Technology Platform EUROP. He has degrees in Maths, Physics and Psychology.