Future directions


Using the knowledge and the methods of experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience, we can design robot-assisted training protocols, which target the specific cognitive mechanism in clinical populations, such as neurodevelopmental disorders or schizophrenia.

Assistive domestic robots

Robots at home might become our reality very soon. Our results would pave the way towards platforms more capable of interacting with humans. Using neuroscientific methods, we can provide guidelines to robot designers about what parameters are relevant for social engagement with robot platforms (like R1).

Heat maps of participants' fixations
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).
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