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Davide De Tommaso

Senior Technician

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Social cognition in human-robot interaction


IIT Central Research Labs Genova


+39 010 2897 245
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Davide De Tommaso works as software engineer in the Social Cognition in Human-Robot Interaction research group. 
He received his master and bachelor degrees in computer engineering from the University of Catania, in 2007 and 2010. He started his research activity at the Italian Istitute of Technology in 2011 where he joined as PhD student the Learning & Interaction group. His research focused on exploring active vision sensing on compliant robots to assist users during the skill transferring processes. In 2014 he obtained his PhD in Robotics, Cognition and Interactive Technologies at IIT where today he is responsible to program robots and sensing devices to support the research activities of the lab.

Selected Publications

De Tommaso, D. and Calinon, S. and Caldwell, D.G. (2012). Using Compliant Robots as Projective Interfaces in Dynamic Environments. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of Social Robotics (ICSR 2012).

De Tommaso, D. and Calinon, S. and Caldwell, D.G. (2012) A Robotized Projective Interface for Human-Robot Learning Scenarios. Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Volume 12, No 3, Sofia, 2012 pp 96-106.

De Tommaso, D. and Calinon, S. and Caldwell, D.G. (2012) A Tangible Interface for Transferring Skills - Using Perception and Projection Capabilities in Human-Robot Collaboration Tasks. International Journal of Social Robotics, Special Issue on Learning from Demonstration, pp 1-12.

Livatino, S. and Muscato, G. and Banno, F. and De Tommaso, D. and Macaluso, M. (2010) Video and laser based augmented reality stereoscopic viewing for mobile robot teleoperation. In Proceedings of the 2nd IFAC Symposium on Telematics Applications 1st edn, IFAC, pp 161-168.

Livatino, S. and Muscato, G. and De Tommaso, D. and Macaluso, M. (2010) Augmented reality stereoscopic visualization for intuitive robot teleguide. In Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, pp. 2828-2833.

Faro, A. and Giordano, D. and Spampinato, C. and De Tommaso D. and Ullo S. (2010) An interactive interface for remote administration of clinical tests based on eye tracking. In Proceedings of the 2010 Symposium on Eye-Tracking Research & Applications, pp 69-72.


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