About me

I am Research Fellow at Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, University of Nottingham, working in the areas of Human-Robot Interaction and Human-Computer Interaction.

Previously, I worked as part of the EPSRC project “Autonomous Internet of Things”, at the Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham.

My research focuses on human-robot collaboration, human-computer interaction, IoT, and a socially responsible approach for designing technology. I am particularly interested in understanding the impact of technology through a user-centered research focus in different contexts, i.e healthcare, domestic environments, and factory domains.

My background is in Computer Science, I received my Ph.D. at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, working at the HumaLab research group. During this time I explored:

  • The impact of novel interfaces to support the self-report of emotions at the informal care context.
  • How digital skills affect preferences of interfaces: Tangibles, Mobiles, and Ambient.
  • Technology and social network use in complex contexts, i.e mothers of children with chronic illness, informal caregiver/unpaid carers of dependent elderlies and isolated caregivers.

My new website: https://www.carolinafuentes.me/