InStance

InStance
ERC Starting Grant 2017-2022

Intentional stance for social attunement.

Project InStance is dedicated to human social cognition in interaction with artificial agents. In particular, InStance examines conditions enabling social attunement between a human and a humanoid robot, and whether adopting intentional stance towards the robot plays a role in engagement of mechanisms of social cognition. The aim is not only to understand human social cognition, but also to provide guidelines on how to design robots well tuned to the workings of the human brain.

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