Professor Ruth Aylett has been an active researcher in Artificial Intelligence for more than 20 years, starting at the AI Applications Institute at University of Edinburgh in 1989.
She researches architectures for virtual agents, both graphical and robotic, with particular emphasis on affective components and interactive narrative. Professor Aylett coordinated the highly successful FP6 TEL project eCIRCUS and currently coordinates the FP7 TEL project eCute.
She leads the integration work package in the FP7 IP Living with Robots and Interactive Characters (LIREC) in which she developed an architecture linking higher-level symbolic systems to the non-symbolic sensing and actuation needed in robots.
She is a member of the EU FP& NoE GALA in Serious Games. Professor Aylett has over 200 publications in journals, book chapters and refereed conferences.