I am a Lecturer in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. My primary research interests are human-robot interaction, social robotics, and embodied conversational agents. I am a member of the Glasgow Social Robotics group and the Glasgow Interactive Systems Group (GIST), and an Associate Academic of the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology.
From March 2016, I have been coordinating the MuMMER project, a European Horizon 2020 project where we will develop a socially intelligent humanoid robot that is able to operate in a public shopping mall. Here's a short video of me describing the project (video recorded by RoboHub).
Dr Mary Ellen Foster
How to find my office ...
- Enter the Sir Alwyn Williams Building
- Go to the main stairwell and climb up to the floor marked "F" (Lilybank Gardens)
- Walk along the hallway all the way to the end (past the teaching office) -- you will see rooms numbered F101 and F102
- Go down the stairs to your right to the first landing -- that's M101 (my office)