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. Investors include Amadeus Capital, Toyota AI Ventures, SPARX Group, MMC Capital and Octopus Capital.

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 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.


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.


Prof. Andrew Davison


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

Our wider team is growing quickly. Meet the full team

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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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