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InStance Intentional Stance for social attunement

In social interactions, we attune to others by engaging in joint attention, taking their perspective and coordinating actions. However, are we ready to attune also to artificial agents in a similar way? Does attunement depend on how much intentionality we attribute to them?
Are humans ready to engage in social interactions 
with humanoid robots?

Funding and support

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme by the European Research Council (ERC) grant [No. ERC-2016-STG 715058] InStance: Intentional Stance for Social Attunement awarded to Prof. Agnieszka Wykowska. Additionally, some studies closely related to InStance, are supported by internal funds from the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT).