The founder of Perceptual Robots, Dr Rupert Young, is an independent researcher and technologist. He received his degree in Computing with Artificial Intelligence from the School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences at the University of Sussex, UK and his PhD in Robotics Vision from the Centre for Vision, Sound and Signal Processing at the University of Surrey, UK. He is passionate about understanding the world around us and in particular the nature of humans and other living systems. With regards to specific research he is interested in building real-world robotic models of perception and behaviour as a means to investigate and understand purposive living systems, and in order to produce useful artificially intelligent systems.