Spatial intelligence will transform the technological landscape …we’re just speeding things up.

SLAMcore’s reason for being

We’re dedicated to helping OEMs build affordable robots and drones with exceptional spatial intelligence capabilities.

What we do

We design industry-leading algorithms that deliver highly reliable positioning, mapping and intelligence on low-power, affordable hardware.

Our history at a glance

SLAMcore span out from the Department of Computing at Imperial College London in early 2016 and closed our first funding round in March 2017. Backed by leading investors, including Amadeus Capital, Toyota AI Ventures and SPARX Group.

Founding Team

Our founding team have decades of experience delivering cutting edge technology to the market.

Owen Nicholson

Chief Executive Officer and co-founder

10+ years in early stage R&D management. Managed UK Government and industry-funded research portfolios. Strategic and commercial technology development expert.

Dr Jacek Zienkiewicz


PhD from Imperial College London focused on dense visual perception for mobile robots. 5+ years industrial experience developing laser-based distance measurement systems.

Dr Stefan Leutenegger


Lecturer at at Imperial College London. Focused on autonomous robot navigation. PhD on Unmanned Solar Airplanes from Autonomous Systems Lab of ETH Zurich.

Prof. Andrew Davison


20 years pioneering visual SLAM. Collaborated on breakthrough SLAM systems including MonoSLAM and KinectFusion. 15,000+ academic citations.

The Wider Team

Working alongside our founders, we have a team of exceptional individuals helping to make SLAMcore’s suite of spatial intelligence solutions a reality, including multiple SLAM PhDs, Machine Learning experts and Software Engineers.

We’re growing rapidly at the moment, so If you want to learn more about exciting opportunities at SLAMcore, check out our current vacancies.

Latest Articles

The Cumulative Levels of SLAM Competence

SLAMcore co-founder and Professor of Robot Vision at the Department of Computing, Imperial College London, Andrew Davison on SLAMcore’s long-term view of where the technology is going.

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Meet SLAMcore’s CEO, Owen Nicholson – Interview

In this interview, the company’s co-founder and CEO Owen Nicholson talks about their technology, what it’s like to move from academia to the startup world, and the radical possibilities of their spatial AI technology.

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