Charles Collis

Head, Robotics Research and External Technology & Research Team at Dyson Ltd

Head, Robotics Research and External Technology & Research Team, Dyson Ltd

Charles Collis heads the robotics research group and the external technology and research team at Dyson Ltd, a leading domestic appliance and technology company, where he has worked for the last ten years.

Charles is a technology generalist and has long been involved in finding and developing technologies that create new opportunities especially at cross-disciplinary boundaries, in areas such as robotics and wearable computing. He is especially interested in disruptive technologies, both from a technical and social perspective.

For the last few years a significant proportion of his time has been spent developing the company's university research programme, which leads him to being based in Cambridge part-time.

  • 10 June 2021, 3pm

    How to be a science diplomat in Europe

    The Centre for Science and Policy is collaborating with the Berlin Center for Global Engagement of the Berlin University Alliance to organise a talk which will be delivered by Dr Jan Marco Müller – a former CSaP Policy Fellow, and the current Science & Technology Advisor in the European External Action Service (EEAS).

  • 31 October 2012, 6pm

    Cambridge Public Policy Lecture: Lord Young

    Lord Young of Graffham will give a lecture on 'Enterprise - The Shape of Things to Come'