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Jairo Perez-Osorio

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Social cognition in human-robot interaction


IIT Central Research Labs Genova

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Social Cognition Human Robot Interaction Prediction and visual attention

Selected Publications

  • Marchesi, S., Perez-Osorio, J., De Tommaso, D., & Wykowska, A. (2020) Don’t overthink: fast decision making combined with behavior variability perceived as more human-like. 2020 29th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Naples, Italy, pp. 54-59, doi: 10.1109/RO-MAN47096.2020.9223522. Preprint:

  • Perez-Osorio, J. & Wykowska, A. (2020) Adopting the intentional stance toward natural and artificial agents. Philosophical Psychology. Preprint:
  • Perez-Osorio, J., Marchesi, S., Ghiglino, D, Ince, M. & Wykowska, A. (2019). More than you expect: priors influence on the adoption of intentional stance toward humanoid robots. International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR), 26-29th of November 2019, Madrid, Spain

  • Perez-Osorio, J., & Wykowska, A. (2019) Adopting the Intentional Stance Towards Humanoid Robots. In: Laumond JP., Danblon E., Pieters C. (eds) Wording Robotics. Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, vol 130. Springer, Cham. doi:

  • Perez-Osorio, J., De Tommaso D., Baykara, E., & Wykowska, A. (2018). Joint action with iCub: a successful adaptation of a paradigm of cognitive neuroscience to HRI. 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Nanjing - Tai'an, 6 Pages. doi: 10.1109/ROMAN.2018.8525536

  • Kompatsiari, K., Perez-Osorio, J., De Tommaso, D., Metta, G., & Wykowska, A. (2018). Neuroscientifically-grounded research for improved human-robot interaction. 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Madrid, 6 Pagesdoi: 10.1109/IROS.2018.8594441

  • Schellen, E., Perez-Osorio, J., & Wykowska, A. (2018). "Social Cognition in Human-Robot Interaction: Putting the ‘H’ back in ‘HRI’". ERCIM News 114, Special theme: Human-Robot Interaction. (Eds) Serena Ivaldi and Maria Pateraki. Online: 

  • Perez-Osorio, J., Müller, H.J., & Wykowska, A. (2017) Expectations regarding action sequences modulate electrophysiological correlates of the gaze-cueing effect. Psychophysiology. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12854


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