School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Dr William Eaton

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Research Associate

Dr William Eaton was awarded his MEng degree in Aeronautical Engineering by Loughborough University in 2012 and remained at Loughborough to continue his postgraduate research. He was awarded his PhD in October 2017, which focused on automated taxiing of unmanned aircraft in civil aerodrome environments.

In January 2016 will became a research associate in the Intelligent Automation centre, where his research has covered machine vision and simulation for industrial applications, primarily within high value manufacturing. His current research focusses on workspace digitisation, using various sensors to provide a more detailed understanding of workspace conditions.

Previous research topics include telecentric inspection of milling tool tips, multi-robot collaborative assembly, autonomous ground vehicle design, and large-scale industrial assembly verification. He has also designed factory simulation tools for the European Commission’s openMOS project.

Will is an open advocate for ROS and robotics in general, participating in the 2018 Loughborough team for the European Robotics Challenges (EuRoC).