Australian Responsible Autonomous Agents Collective

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Dr Francisco Cruz


Francisco Cruz received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Santiago, Chile, in 2004 and 2006, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Hamburg, Germany, in 2017. His work focused on developmental robotics and particularly on interactive reinforcement learning. In 2015, Dr Cruz was a Visiting Researcher within the Emergent Robotics Laboratory, Osaka University and in 2018, a Visiting Researcher within the Polytechnic School, University of Pernambuco, Brazil. He was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Deakin University and joined UNSW in 2022 as a Lecturer in Cognitive Robotics. His current research interests include reinforcement learning, explainable artificial intelligence, human-robot interaction, artificial neural networks, and psychologically and bio-inspired models.