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I am a Research Fellow in the Interaction Lab in the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at Heriot-Watt University. Before this, I worked in the Robotics and Embedded Systems Group at the Technical University of Munich and in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.

My primary research interest is embodied communication. In particular, I am interested in designing, implementing, and evaluating practical systems supporting embodied interaction with human users, such as embodied conversational agents and multimodal and human-robot dialogue systems.

I am currently working on two European FP7 projects: JAMES, which has developed a robot agent that is able to interact in a socially appropriate way in multi-party, situated interactions in a bartender domain; and EMOTE, which is building empathy-based robotic tutors. If you want, you can watch me describe the JAMES project at a recent demo event.

I have previously worked on the following projects:

Here are some events that I'm involved in organising this year:

[A word cloud of all of my paper titles; click for larger version]


Here are some recent and upcoming publications:

Please see my full list of publications or my Google Scholar profile for more details. I also have profiles on ORCID and ResearcherID .


Anyone wanting to stalk me can probably find out all they need from my Facebook, Academia.Edu, and LinkedIn profiles and my (largely defunct) blog, so I don't think I need to write much more here. For now, I'll just include a list of links to other interesting pages on the net, along with some older pages that I created a while ago and keep around for sentimental interest.