Gisela Reyes-Cruz

Hola! I am a Transitional Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham. I am part of the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) Hub and Responsible AI UK research programmes. I am based in the School of Computer Science, as member of the Mixed Reality Lab and Horizon Digital Economy Research.

I research Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Human Robot Interaction (HRI). As part of the TAS Hub, I have been investigating collaboration with, trust in, and public acceptance of, a range of autonomous and robotic systems; from mobile apps that have, or may have, a component that works autonomously, to robots that can navigate a physical space on their own, such as telepresence robots.

My research interests also include fine-grained analysis of interaction (using ethnomethodology and conversation analysis), accessibility and social-justice oriented HCI. My doctoral work presented a design critique of how disability is framed in technology design and provided a framework for centring the competencies and participation of visually impaired people in HCI research and design.