EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriFoRwArdS - Hatice Gunes portrait.

Dr Hatice Gunes

Research Interests

Computational and data-driven human-robot interaction


The Affective Intelligence and Robotics Lab led by Dr Gunes investigates taste-liking facilitation by humanoid robots (IEEE RO-MAN 2020 Best Paper Award Candidate) and employing machine learning methodologies for automatic analysis of facial taste-liking (ACM ICMI 2020 Workshop on Multisensory-Human Food Interaction).

The lab also focuses on the investigation of social appropriateness of robot actions (Mind Your Manners!) and how to employ lifelong learning for enabling long-term human-robot interactions (Lifelong Learning and Long-Term Human Robot Interaction, CLIFER, Continual Learning for Affective Robots)

Read more about Hatice on her University of Cambridge profile here.

Project Supervision

Secondary Supervisor

Cohort 1 CDT Student Roopika Ravikanna, who is working with Saga Robotics on their PhD project titled ‘Fleet Management of Autonomous Agricultural Robots with Human Awareness’.

Cohort 2 CDT Student Amie Owen, who is working with Campden BRI on their PhD project titled ‘Intelligent Automation for Hygiene Maintenance in Food Production Settings’.