Members of the PubRob organising and steering committee

Mary Ellen Foster
School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Bio: Mary Ellen Foster is a Lecturer in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. The overall goal of her research is to develop artificial embodied characters that are able to engage in natural face-to-face conversation with human partners. Her research interests include human-robot interaction, social robotics, and multimodal interactive systems.

Manuel Giuliani
Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of the West of England, United Kingdom

Bio: Manuel Giuliani is a Professor in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory at the University of the West of England. His research interests include social robotics, human-robot interaction, natural language processing, multimodal fusion, multimodal output generation, and robot architectures.

Ron Petrick
School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom

Bio: Ron Petrick is an Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences at Heriot-Watt University. He is also a member of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics. His research interests include automated planning, cognitive robotics, and knowledge representation and reasoning, with particular interest in applications of planning to natural language dialogue, social robotics, and human-robot interaction.