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Alessandra Sciutti

Researcher Tenure Track - Principal Investigator
Researcher

Research Line

COgNiTive Architecture for Collaborative Technologies

Center

IIT Central Research Labs Genova

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Center for Human Technologies Via Enrico Melen 83, Building B 16152 Genova, Italy
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About

Alessandra Sciutti was born in Genoa (Italy) in 1982. She received her master’s degree in Bioengineering (highest honors) from the University of Genoa in 2006. The same year she graduated at the Institute of advanced studies in information and communication technologies – ISICT (http://www.isict.it/). Alessandra received her Ph.D. in Humanoid Technologies from the University of Genova (Italy) in 2010 with a thesis entitled: “Study of human predictive abilities and their links with action and perception". 

From 2010 to 2014 she has been working as a Post Doc at the RBCS Department of the Italian Institute of Technology, focusing on motor control, sensory- and sensorimotor integration and human robot interaction, in collaboration with a multidisciplinary group (roboticists, psychologists, neuroscientists).

From July 2011 to July 2012 she spent a year at the Robotics Lab of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (http://www.ric.org/research/centers/smpp/labs/robotics/) as a visiting researcher under the supervision of Prof. Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi working on the project “Simultaneity and proprioceptive space”, and she is currently appointed as visiting researcher at Northwestern University to continue the collaboration on the project.

From November 2014 to January 2015 she visited the Emergent Robotics Lab. of the Osaka University for three months in the framework of the CODEFROR European Project (https://www.codefror.eu/), to investigate cognitive development and human-robot interaction.

From July 2014 to July 2018 she has been Researcher, scientific responsible of the Cognitive Robotics and Interaction Lab at the RBCS Department of the Italian Institute of Technology.

After a period as Assistant Professor in Bioengineering at DIBRIS (Dipartimento di Informatica, Bioingegneria, Robotica e Ingegneria dei Sistemi), University of Genoa, with an affiliation to IIT, she is now working at IIT.

In July 2018 she has been awarded the ERC STARTING GRANT wHiSPER, on the investigation of human shared perception with robots.

Since March 2019 she is Tenure Track Researcher, Principal Investigator of the COgNiTive Architecture for Collaborative Technologies Unit (CONTACT) at IIT.

The scientific aim of her research is to investigate the sensory and motor mechanisms underlying mutual understanding in human-human interaction, with the technological goal of designing robots that can naturally cooperate with people in carrying out everyday tasks. In more detail, the research is aimed at defining which features of human and robot motion allow for natural mutual understanding, with particular reference to low-level kinematics properties (as biological motion) and higher-level, cognitive aspects (as intention reading and goal anticipation). 

Interests

Human Robot Interaction; Motor Cognition; Development; Gaze

Projects

 Head of the COgNiTive Architercture for Collaborative Technologies Unit (CONTACT Unit) at the Italian Institute of Technology and PI of the ERC Starting Grant wHiSPER.Whisper European Project

 

 

 

[Unitl 2018]

Co-Head of the Cognitive Robotics & Interaction Laboratory of the Robotics Brain and Cognitive Sciences Deptartment (RBCS) - (Alessandra Sciutti, Francesco Rea)

CogRobSummary

 

 

Human interaction is sometimes so fast and fluid that the two partners seem to have a sixth sense, that allows them to read each other’s mind. Actually humans have the ability of reading imperceptible signals hidden in others’ movements that reveal their goals and emotional status without their knowing it. The technological goal of our laboratory is to transfer this sixth sense to robots, to obtain a robotic helper that can read our needs and anticipate our requests just by observing us move. The robot should also be able to move so as to produce those imperceptible signals which facilitate intuitive understanding in human collaborations.  In the process, the robot is used as an ideal, controllable probe for the investigation of the mechanisms supporting human interaction.

With our team we have already developed a preliminary sixth sense on the humanoid robotic platform iCub. The robot can read human gaze to detect which object the partner will need next, with no need of verbal instructions or user training (Palinko et al. 2015, 2016). Moreover, by processing the regularities of human motion, it can visually detect potential partners of interaction in the scene even when they are mostly hidden from view (Noceti et al. 2015, Vignolo et al. 2016). Then it could exploit both visual and auditory information to orient its attention toward the human partner (Mosadeghzad et al. 2015). We have also studied how to make the robot move to leverage on the sixth sense of its human partners, by designing robot actions which allow the partner to “see the invisible”, as the robot’s effort (Sciutti et al. 2014) and goals (Sciutti et al. 2015).

 Research Lines:

  • Implicit human-robot communication

  • Development of action reading in human-human and human-robot context

  • Visual and auditory attention systems for robotics
    (in collaboration with M.Tata, University of Lethbridge - Canada)

  • Human Robot Interaction mediated by gaze
    (O.Palinko)

  • Motion based human detection for Human-Robot Interaction
    (A.Vignolo - in collaboration with N.Noceti and F.Odone, University of Genoa)
  • Trust and Social Engineering in HRI(A.Aroyo)

  • A cognitive, affect-based architecture for autonomous HRI
    (A.Tanevska)

  • The role of motion in smooth Human-Robot Interaction
    (F.Vannucci)

  • Embodied social intelligence for human robot interaction: Perspective taking in HRI.
    (J. Gonzalez)

 

 

Organized workshops

Special Session on Adaptation and Personalization in Human-Robot Interaction 

Session at the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC 2019).
Organized by B. De Carolis, C. Gena, A. Lieto, S. Rossi & A. Sciutti
http://www.smc2019.org/approved_special_sessions.html

“Change to Grow” (Cambiare per Crescere) - “Robots and Children” (Robot e Bambini)

Series of conferences at the Science Festival in Genoa, Italy - 1-2  November 2018
Two conferences with two speakers each (M.Gori & F.Simion and A.Sciutti & M. Asada), chaired by G. Sandini on the topic of development as change from the psychological and the engineering perspective.
Organized by A.Sciutti, M. Gori and G. Sandini

The body of embodiment
Understanding Embodiment in human-agent interaction – an interdisciplinary approach

Workshop at the 5th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2017)
October 17th, 2017 - Bielefeld (Germany)
Organized by A. Sciutti, F.Eyssel (Bielefeld University) and K. Lohan (Heriot-Watt University)
http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~kl360/HAI2017W/index.html

Symposium on COgnitive Development for Friendly RObots and Rehabilitation
Symposium held in Bielefeld, Germany on 16th October 2017.
Organized by A. Sciutti.
http://www.codefror.eu/events

Humans through the eyes of a robot: how human social cognition could shape computer vision

Tutorial at the 19th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing
September 12th, 2017, Catania (Italy)
Organized by N. Noceti (University of Genoa) and A. Sciutti
http://www.iciap2017.com/program/#tutorials

Vision for interaction: from humans to robots

One Day BMVA Symposium
October 19th, 2016 London (UK)
Organized by N. Noceti (University of Genoa) and A. Sciutti
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bmva-technical-meeting-vision-for-interaction-from-humans-to-robots-registration-21518425189

Vision and the Development of Social Cognition

Workshop at the IEEE International conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics 2016
September 19th, 2016 - Cergy Pontoise, Paris (France)
Organized by A. Sciutti and N.Noceti (Univeristy of Genoa)
https://www.codefror.eu/icdl_workshop

Cognition in Humans and Robots

Panel at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2016
July 26th, 2016 –  Manchester (UK)
Organized by A. Sciutti.
A panel on the implications of a better understanding of the development of cognition for human-freindly robotics and rehabilitation, involving Prof. G. Sandini (IIT), Dr. M. Gori (IIT), Dr. F. Eyssel (Bielefeld University) and Y. Nagai (Osaka University) as panelists and Dr. M. Mara (Ars Electronica Futurelab) as chair.
http://www.esof.eu/the-programme/event-information/cognition-in-humans-and-robots.html


International Workshop on Cognitive Development for Friendly Robots and Rehabilitation

2-3 December 2015, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – Genoa (Italy)
Organized by A. Sciutti, Giulio Sandini, Maria Carmela Fierro, Tomoyuki Yamamoto
A two-days workshop on human cognitive development with oral presentations by invited speakers spanning from cognitive robotics , human cognition, human robot interaction, robotic and sensory rehabilitation, prosthesis, surgical robotics, computational neuroscience. [22 speakers, 18 poster, 70 registered participants each day]
https://www.codefror.eu/events

Cognitive Development and Architectures for Cognitive Robotics.

Symposium at the EuroAsianPacific Joint Conference on Cognitive Science.
September, 2015, Turin, Italy
Organized by A. Sciutti, T. Yamamoto (Osaka University), D. Vernon (University of Skövde), J. Steil (Bielefeld University), Y. Nagai (Osaka University), M. Asada (Osaka University), G. Sandini (IIT).

Cognition: A Bridge between Robotics and Interaction.

Workshop at the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction – HRI 2015
March 2nd, 2015, Portland, Oregon, USA
Organized by Alessandra Sciutti, Katrin Lohan (Heriot-Watt University) and Yukie Nagai (Osaka University).
http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~kl360/HRI2015W/index.html

International Workshop on Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics


Cognitive Science Workshop
Organized by Yukie Nagai (Osaka University), Alessandra Sciutti and Tomoyuki Yamamoto (Osaka University)
December 9th, 2014, CiNet, Osaka University, Japan
http://www.cnr.osaka-u.ac.jp/?p=1661&lang=en


IEEE International conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics 2014

Local Chair
13-16 October, 2014, Genoa, Italy
http://www.icdl-epirob.org/

HRI: a bridge between Robotics and Neuroscience

Workshop at the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction – HRI 2014
March 3rd, 2014, Bielefeld, Germany
Organized by Alessandra Sciutti, Katrin Lohan (Heriot-Watt University) and Yukie Nagai (Osaka University).
http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~kl360/HRI2014W/index.html

International Workshop on Cognition for Friendly Robots. 

9-10 December 2013, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy
Organized by Tomoyuki Yamamoto (Osaka University), Alessandra Sciutti and Giulio Sandini
Talk: “The role of robot motion for human-robot interaction
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.543897419040203.1073741831.265553106874637&type=3

Towards social humanoid robots: what makes interaction human-like?

Workshop at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - IROS 2013, November the 3rd, Tokyo, Japan
Organized by Lorenzo Jamone (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa), Alessandra Sciutti, Francesco Nori, Alexandre Bernardino (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa), Giulio Sandini
Talk: “Action-perception laws for human-robot interaction.
http://humanlikehumanoids.blogspot.it/

Invited talks, Lessons & Dissemination

Invited as speaker at the round table on the "Intelligence of Machines" in the series "Dialoghi del Farnese" at the France Embassy in Rome, Palazzo Farnese, Roma, Italia, 18 November 2019.

 Invited talk at the 1st Workshop Göttinger HCI Gespräche on "Meaningful Interactions: The Quest for Cognition and the Embodied Mind, Göttingen, Germany, 14 November 2019. Title: “Cognitive Robotics for more Humane Machines”

Invited talk at the Cutting Edge Forum "Cognitive architectures for humanoids: where are we in our quest to achieve human-level AI in robotics?" at IROS 2019 Macau, China, 6 November 2019. Title: “Cognitive architecture dynamics: how can a cognitive robot develop?

Invited talk at the series of seminars at the Philosophy Depratment of University of Genoa “Incontri Epilog-Science 2019-2020”, Genova, Italy, 29 October 2019. Title: Robots: from interface to interaction (in Italian)

Invited talk at the Innovation Village - Singularity University, Milan, Italy, 9 Oct 2019. Title: “Comprendere i Robot” and partecipation to the panel “Conversazione su uomini e robot” con Giulia Baccarin

Invited talk at the 20th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing, Trento, Italy, 13 Sept 2019. Title:"Cognitive Vision for Human Robot Interaction". https://event.unitn.it/iciap2019/#program

Invited talk at the workshop Testing Embodied Cognition: The Embodied Mind in a Cognitive Universal Body, Göttingen, Germany, 5 Sept 2019. Title:"The iCub project and the quest for cognition"

Invited talk at the Workshops on Naturalistic Non-Verbal and Affective Human-Robot Interactions @ ICDL-EPIROB, Oslo, Norway, 19 August 2019. Title:"Movement-based communication for Human-Robot Interaction", https://nicolas-navarro-guerrero.gitlab.io/workshop-non-verbal-human-robot-interactions-icdl-epirob-2019/#

Invited talk at the event Intelligenza 2.0 organized by The Ruling Companies, Milan, Italy, 15 May 2019. Title: “Macchine Intelligenti (2.0)?” https://www.rulingcompanies.org/it/event/detail/162-intelligenza-2-0-

Invited talk at Universita' Bicocca, Milan, Italy, 15 April 2019. Title: “Cognitive Robotics for better human understanding and more friendly robots” https://neuromi.it/news/seminario-cognitive-robotics-for-better-human-understanding-and-more-friendly-robots-april-15-2019/

Invited talk at the Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience - Ben Gurion University - Beer Sheva, Israel, 10 April 2019. Title:” Joint action and perception with humans and robots”. https://in.bgu.ac.il/en/neuro/pages/events/Zlotowski%20Seninar%20Apr%2010th.aspx

Invited talk at Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Formal DCC Lecture, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 26 March 2019. Title: “Cognitive Robotics and Interaction” https://www.ru.nl/donders/agenda/agenda/@1182054/formal-dcc-lecture-alessandra-sciutti/

Keynote at the AIR project kick-out meeting, Skӧvde, Sweden, 19-20 March 2019. Title: “Robot & Humans: from mutual understanding to interaction and trust” http://airproject.se/air-kick-out-march-19-20th/

Keynote at the Cognitive Science Arena 2019, Bressanone, Italy, 15-16 February 2019. Title: “Future challenges in cognitive science: The new frontier of human robot interaction” http://cogsci.altervista.org/

 Invited talk at The 1st International Symposium on Symbiotic Intelligent Ststems (SISReC) - Osaka, Japan, 25 January 2019. Title:"Intutitive understanding between humans and robots".

Lessons about "Human-Robot Interaction" for the undergraduate students of the course of Prof. Minoru Asada at the University of Osaka, Japan - January 21, 2019

Invited talk at the series of events "Disegni, Invenzioni e Macchine"  ("Drawings, Inventions and Machines") at Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy, 16th January 2019. Title: "Robots that help humans...to understand themselves" (Robot che aiutano… a comprendere l'uomo, in Italian).

Presentation "wHiSPER - Investigating Human Shared Perception with Robots" to the ISCIT (Istituto Superiore di Studi in Tecnologie dell'Informazione e della Comunicazione) students, Genoa, Italy, December 7, 2018

Invited talk at the Festival Dell’Eccellenza al Femminile – Genoa, Italy, 20 November 2018. Title: “Communication in the robot era” (“Comunicazione al tempo dei robot”, in Italian)

Invited talk at the SICSA Workshop on Cyber Physical Systems – Edinburgh, UK, 16 November 2018. Title: “Mutual understanding for better human-robot interaction.”

Keynote at the World Usability Day – Turin, Italy, 8 November 2018. Title: “More Humane Robots” (“Robot piu’ umani”, in Italian)

Interview at the Scientific national television news “TGR Leonardo” (2 November 2018) on using robots to understand human development – in conjunction with the Science Festival of Genoa. video: http://195.110.133.122/media/20181102/20181102-rai_3-tgr_leonardo_1450-173312706m.mp4

Talk at the “Robots and Children” (Robot e Bambini, in Italian) conference at the Science Festival in Genoa, Italy, 2nd November 2018

Invited Talk at Skövde University, Skövde, Sweden - October 23, 2018. Title: “Action and Perception in HRI”

Keynote at the workshop BODIS: The utility of body, interaction and self learning at IROS 2018 - Madrid, Spain, October 2018

Interview at the national radio “RadioTreScienza” (30 July 2018) and on the local web magazine “la voce di Genova” (http://www.lavocedigenova.it/2018/08/06/leggi-notizia/argomenti/innovazione/articolo/alessandra-sciutti-la-mia-ricerca-con-icub-per-studiare-luomo.html - 6 August 2018) on the ERC project. Story covered also by the national newspaper La Repubblica on the section about Genova (http://genova.repubblica.it/cronaca/2018/08/07/news/oltre_un_giardino_insieme_a_un_robot-203580014/ - 6 August 2018)

Interview at the national TV programme on Rai 1 “L’altro Sabato di Domenica” on iCub and Robotics (http://bancadati.datavideo.it/media/20180821/20180821-RAI_1-LALTRO_SABATO_DI_DOMENICA_0200-084304224m.mp4) –  Aired on 19 Aug 2018

Testimonial of Barbie Robotics Engineer on Barbie magazine (Mattel) to attract girls toward STEM topics. To appear in October.

Lesson on the topic of “Multisensory Information” (in Italian) within the course “Differenziazione Didattica Montessori per insegnanti ed educatori” to about 30 teachers in Scuola Montessori Milano - June 2018

Keynote at the APRIL Workshop, part of the Robotics Open House Event – Plymouth, UK, June 25, 2018. Title: “Humane Robots—the need for an Anthropomorphic Mind”

Participation and interview at the national TV programme “Tv Storia”, on the history of Robotics – 30 May 2018, aired on 29 November 2018 video: http://195.110.133.122/media/20181109/20181109-rai_storia-tv_storia_2140-083939386m.mp4

Interview and demonstration on a national programme on Rai 2 on the future of Robotics – 4 June 2018

Keynote at the HRI Workshop on Explainable Robotic Systems, Human-Robot Interaction Conference (Chicago, Illinois, USA) - March 5, 2018 - https://explainableroboticsystems.wordpress.com/

Keynote at the BMVA Technical Meeting: Cognitively inspired explainable perception-based AI - One Day BMVA symposium (London, UK) - Feburary 7, 2018 - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bmva-technical-meeting-cognitively-inspired-explainable-perception-based-ai-registration-38360436097

Presentation "Bambini e robot: come gli uni ci insegnano a comprendere gli altri" to the Association of Journalist, Genoa, Italy, January 31, 2018

Presentation "Bambini e robot: come gli uni ci insegnano a comprendere gli altri" to the Association of Journalist, Milan, Italy, January 30, 2018

Presentation "Un robot per studiare l'uomo" at the symposium “Psicologia, Tecnologia e Trasformazione” for the Association of Psychology, Turin, 26 January 2018

Lessons about "Human-Robot Interaction" for the undergraduate students of the course of Prof. Minoru Asada at the University of Osaka, Japan - January 22, 2018

Presentation "Intuitive robots: how to achieve mutual understanding in human-robot interaction" at the first International Sympsosium on Sytems Intelligence Division, Osaka, Japan - January 21, 2018

Presentation "Un robot per capirel'uomo" at the symposium "Lo Sviluppo del Bambino E L’Interazione tra i Sensi", Prato, Italy - January 9, 2018

Presentation "Robot intuitivi" at the Students' Nobel Night - Genoa, Italy - December 9, 2017.https://genova.talentgarden.org/events/students-nobel-night/

Lesson about "Robotica e Interazione Uomo-Robot" e-learning module for the students of the CAMPUS JEDI 2017, Accademia +, for secondary school students - November 6, 2017

Presentation "Metodi di comunicazione uomo-robot" at the 45° National Congress SIMFER “Ri-abilitazione e disabilità attraverso il ciclo della vita” (Genoa, Italy) - October 25, 2017 - https://www.simfer2017.it/it/

"Mutual understanding in human-robot interaction"  at the third PACE Thematic Workshop  (Genova, Italy) - October 9, 2017 - http://itn-pace.eu/pace-thematic-workshop-iii-in-genoa-save-the-date/

"Bambini e Robot: come gli uni ci insegnano a comprendere gli altri” at MeetMeTonight - Faccia a Faccia con la Ricerca (Milano, Italy) - September 29, 2017 - European Research Night - http://www.meetmetonight.it/events/bambini-e-robot-come-gli-uni-ci-insegnano-a-comprendere-gli-altri/

"Robotic Vision, Social Cognition" at the Robotics and Emotions workshop within the Festival Internationale della Robotica (Pisa, Italy) - September 8, 2017 - http://www.festivalinternazionaledellarobotica.it/it/session/robotics-and-emotions/

Lesson about "Using Robots to Study Humans" at the 3rd Summer School on Human Robot Interaction (Vila Nova Milfontes, Portugal) - September 5, 2017 - https://hrisummerschool.org/

“Intuitive robots - The power of imperceptible signals”Warwick University, Warwick, UK, July 31, 2017

Lesson about "Human-Robot Social Interaction" e-learning module for the students of the EU ITN Project PACE - June 15, 2017

"Intuitive Robots - The role of implicit signals for human-robot interaction" - Groningen University, Groningen, The Netherlands, April 25, 2017

 “Actions as a mean of empathic communication” at the Workshop "Empathic Human-Robot Interaction: A Joint Industry-Academia Outlook for the Future" at the
European Robotic Forum 2017 - Edinburgh - 24th March 2017.

Keynote at the Workshop on “The Role of Intentions in Human-Robot Interaction” at the 12th ACM / IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2017) – Vienna, Austria -  6th March 2017. Title: “Robots reading and communicating intentions – the role of implicit signals"

Keynote: "La robotica e la frontiera dell’interazione" at MATLAB EXPO Italia - Milan, Italy - 22 June 2016 - http://www.matlabexpo.com/it/

Presentation on the theme of Artificial Intelligence at the film review “C’e’ tanta scienza in fondo” organized by IIT – commentary to the film “Her” – 30 November 2015

“Capire l’uomo progettando i robot” -  Talk at TEDx Porto Antico -  17 October 2015 - https://youtu.be/e0eMayWU_lc  (Understanding humans by building robots)

"Motor Resonance in Human-Human and Human-Robot Interaction" at the RIC-IIT Workshop on Robotic and Interactive Technologies for Neuroscience and Neurorehabilitation - Arenzano, Italy - 31 Aug, 2015

Lesson about "Cognitive human robot interaction: the basics" at the iCub Summer School Veni Vidi Vici 15 (Sestri Levante, Italy) - July 30, 2015

“Using humanoids to study humans and their ability to interact” – International Symposium on Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics – University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A. - March 6, 2015

“Implicit communication for friendly human-robot interaction” – Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, January 27, 2015 -  in the framework of the CODEFROR European Project.

Lesson about “Robotics and motion” at the “Psychology of action” course of the University of Turin, Department of Psychology –  December 3, 2013

“Investigating the laws of human-human interaction with robots”  - 5th Symposium on Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics - Knowledge Theater in the Grand Front Osaka, Osaka, Japan - August 22, 2013

"Using robots to investigate haptic perception" -  International Workshop on Proprioception, Proprioceptive Dysfunction and Robotic Rehabilitation - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy - 15-16 July 2013

"From development to sensory rehabilitation and human-robot interaction" - International Symposium on Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics - University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A. - January 31 – February 1 , 2013

"Un robot bambino per studiare l’apprendimento" - Simposio: Disabilità intellettiva e tecnologia - VIII CONGRESSO NAZIONALE S.I.R.M - Teatro Von Pauer, Genova, Italy -  October 26, 2012

"Anticipation and the mirror neuron systems" - Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany - 20-21 October 2010 - in the framework of the ITALK EU project.

Selected Publications

International Journal.

Sciutti A., Patanè L. & Sandini G. (2019) Development of visual perception of others’ actions: Children’s judgment of lifted weight. PLoS ONE 14(11): e0224979. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0224979

Rea, F., Vignolo, A., Sciutti, A. & Noceti, N. 2019. 'Human motion understanding for selecting action timing in collaborative Human-Robot Interaction', Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 6, 58. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frobt.2019.00058/full

Vannucci, F., Sciutti, A., Lehman, H., Sandini, G., Nagai, Y. & Rea, F. (2019). Cultural differences in speed adaptation in human-robot interaction tasks. Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 10(1), 256-266.
https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/pjbr.2019.10.issue-1/pjbr-2019-0022/pjbr-2019-0022.xml

Gonzalez-Billandon J., Aroyo A., Tonelli A., Pasquali D., Sciutti A., Gori M., Sandini G., Rea F. 2019 ‘Can a robot catch you lying? A machine learning system to detect lies during interactions’, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 6, 64. DOI: 10.3389/frobt.2019.00064, https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/frobt.2019.00064

Sciutti A., Damonte F., Alloisio M., Sandini G. (2019) Visuo-haptic exploration for multimodal memory. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience 13, 15. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnint.2019.00015

Székely, M., Powell, H., Vannucci, F., Rea, F., Sciutti, A. & Michael, J. (2019) The perception of a robot partner’s effort elicits a sense of commitment to human-robot interaction. Interaction Studies, 20, 2, pp. 234-255. https://benjamins.com/catalog/is.18001.sze

Sciutti, A. & N. Noceti (2018) Guest Editorial A Sense of Interaction in Humans and Robots: From Visual Perception to Social Cognition. IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems 10(4) http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=8567856&isnumber=8567843  Link to the full special issue:https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/tocresult.jsp?isnumber=8567843&punumber=7274989/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=7274989

Aroyo, A. M., Rea, F., Sandini, G. & Sciutti, A. (2018). Trust and Social Engineering in Human Robot Interaction: Will a Robot Make You Disclose Sensitive Information, Conform to its Recommendations or Gamble? IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), 3(4), 3701 - 3708 (2018), https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8411113/  

Farshchiansadegh, A., Sciutti, A., Nisky, I., Pressman, A., Mussa-Ivaldi F. A. (2018). Energy Exchanges at Contact Events Guide Sensorimotor Integration Across Intermodal Delays. eLife, 7, e32587, DOI: 10.7554/eLife.32587

Sandini, G., Mohan, V., Sciutti, A. & Morasso, P. (2018, in press). Social cognition for human-robot symbiosis - challenges and building blocks. Frontiers in Neurobotics, DOI: 10.3389/fnbot.2018.00034

Sandini, G. & Sciutti, A. (2018). Humane Robots—from Robots with a Humanoid Body to Robots with an Anthropomorphic Mind. ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI), 7(1). https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3208954

Sciutti, A., Mara, M., Tagliasco, V., & Sandini, G. (2018). Humanizing Human-Robot Interaction: On the Importance of Mutual Understanding. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 37(1), 22-29. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8307144/

Sciutti A. & Sandini G. (2017), ‘Interacting with Robots to Investigate the Bases of Social Interaction’, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering,  10.1109/TNSRE.2017.2753879 http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8068256/

Sciutti A. & Noceti N. 2017 ‘Special Issue on: A sense of interaction in humans and robots: From visual perception to social cognition’, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, 10.1109/TCDS.2017.2678779 

Noceti N., Sciutti A., Odone F. & Sandini G. 2017, ‘Exploring biological motion regularities of human actions: a new perspective on video analysis’, ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 14, 3. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3086591

Vignolo A., Noceti N., Rea F., Sciutti A., Odone F. & Sandini G. 2017, ‘Detecting biological motion for human-robot interaction: a link between perception and action’, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 4. http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/frobt.2017.00014/full  Focus of a Research Highlight by Nature: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-00807-3?utm_source=share&utm_campaign=HIGHLIGHT

Sciutti, A., Lohan, K. S., Gredebäck, G., Koch, B., & Rohlfing, K. J. 2016, 'Language Meddles with Infants’ Processing of Observed Actions’, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 3, 46. http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/frobt.2016.00046/full 

Lyon C., Nehaniv C. L., Saunders J., Belpaeme T., Bisio A., Fischer K., Forster F.,  Lehmann H., Metta G.,  Mohan V., Morse A., Nolfi S., Nori F., Rohlfing K., Sciutti A., Tani J., Tuci E., Wrede B., Zeschel A. & Cangelosi A. 2016 ‘Embodied Language Learning and Cognitive Bootstrapping: Methods and Design Principles’, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems. http://www.intechopen.com/journals/international_journal_of_advanced_robotic_systems/embodied-language-learning-and-cognitive-bootstrapping-methods-and-design-principles

Sciutti A., Ansuini C., Becchio C. & Sandini G. 2015, ‘Investigating the ability to read others’ intentions using humanoid robots’, Frontiers in Psychology – Cognitive Science, vol. 6,no. 1362. http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01362    

Sciutti, A., Burr, D., Saracco, A., Sandini, G., & Gori, M. 2014,  ‘Development of context-dependency in human space perception’, Experimental Brain Research, vol. 232, no. 12, pp. 3965-3976
http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s00221-014-4021-y [PDF]

Toma, S., Sciutti, A., Papaxanthis, C. & Pozzo, T. 2014, ‘Visuo-motor adaptation to a visual rotation is gravity dependent’, Journal of Neurophysiology, doi: 10.1152/jn.00369.2014  http://jn.physiology.org/content/early/2014/12/05/jn.00369.2014.abstract [PDF]

Bisio, A., Sciutti, A., Nori, F., Metta, G., Fadiga, L., Sandini, G., & Pozzo, T. 2014, ‘Motor Contagion during Human-Human and Human-Robot Interaction’, PloS onevol. 9, no. 8, e106172. [Full Text]

Sciutti A.
, Patanè L., Nori F. & Sandini G., 2014, ‘Understanding object weight from human and humanoid lifting actions’, IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 80-92 doi: 10.1109/TAMD.2014.2312399
[PDF]

Lohan, K. S., Griffiths, S. S., Sciutti, A., Partmann, T. C., & Rohlfing, K. J., 2014. ‘Co-development of manner and path concepts in language, action, and eye-gaze behavior’, Top Cogn Sci, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 492-512. [Full Text]

Broz F., Nehaniv C., Belpaeme T., Bisio A., Dautenhahn K., Fadiga L., Ferrauto T., Fischer K., Foester F., Gigliotta O., Griffiths S.S., Lehmann H., Lohan K.S., Lyon C., Marocco D., Massera G., Metta G., Mohan V., Morse A., Nolfi S., Nori F., Peniak M., Pitsch K., Rohlfing K.J., Sagerer G., Sato Y., Saunders J., Schillingmann L., Sciutti A., Tikhanoff V., Wrede B., Zeschel A. & Cangelosi A. 2014, ‘The ITALK Project: A Developmental Robotics Approach to the Study of Individual, Social, and Linguistic Learning.’, topiCS – Topics in Cognitive Science [Full Text]

Sciutti A., Bisio A., Nori F., Metta G., Fadiga L. & Sandini G. 2013 ‘Robots can be perceived as goal-oriented agents’, Interaction Studies, in Broz, Frank, Hagen Lehmann, Bilge Mutlu and Yukiko I. Nakano (eds.), Gaze in human-robot communication. Special Issue of Interaction Studies 14:3 . xv, 179 pp. (pp. 329–350) [PDF]

Gori M., Sciutti A., Jacono M., Sandini G., Morrone C. & Burr D. 2013, ‘Long integration time for accelerating and decelerating visual, tactile and visuo-tactile stimuli’, Multisensory Research, vol. 26, no. 1-2,  pp. 53-68. [PDF]

Sciutti A.*, Demougeot L.*, Berret B., Toma S., Sandini G., Papaxanthis C. & Pozzo T. 2012, ‘Visual gravity influences arm movement planning’, Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 107,no. 12, pp. 3433–3445. [PDF]

Sciutti A
.*, Bisio A.*, Nori F., Metta G., Fadiga L., Pozzo T. & Sandini G. 2012, ‘Measuring human-robot interaction through motor resonance’, International Journal of Social Robotics, vol. 4,no. 3, pp. 223–234. [Full text]

Konczak J., Sciutti A., Avanzino L., Squeri V., Gori M., Masia L., Abbruzzese G. & Sandini G. 2012, ‘Parkinson’s disease accelerates age-related decline in haptic perception by altering somatosensory integration’, Brain, vol. 135, no. 11, pp. 3371-3379. [PDF]

Gori M., Squeri V., Sciutti A., Masia L., Sandini G. & Konczak J. 2012, ‘Motor commands in children interfere with their haptic perception of objects’, Experimental Brain Research, vol. 223, no. 1, pp. 149-157 [PDF]

Squeri V., Sciutti A., Gori M., Masia L., Sandini G. & Konczack J. 2012, ‘Two hands, one perception: how bimanual haptic information is combined by the brain’, J Neurophysiol, vol. 107, pp. 544–550. [PDF]

Gori M., Sciutti A., Burr D. & Sandini G. 2011, ‘Direct and indirect haptic calibration of visual size judgments’, PLoS ONE, vol. 6,no. 10, e25599. [Full text]

Sciutti A., Squeri V., Gori M., Masia L., Sandini G. & Konczak J. 2010, ‘Predicted sensory feedback derived from motor commands does not improve haptic sensitivity’, Experimental Brain Research, vol. 200,no. 3, pp. 259–267. [Full Text]

Book chapter

Sandini G., Sciutti A., Rea F. (2017) Movement-Based Communication for Humanoid-Human Interaction. In: Goswami A., Vadakkepat P. (eds) Humanoid Robotics: A Reference. Springer, Dordrecht

D’Ausilio A., Lohan K., Badino L. & Sciutti A. 2016, ‘Studying Human-Human interaction to build the future of Human-Robot interaction’, in A. Gaggioli, A. Ferscha, G. Riva, S. Dunne & I. Viaud-Delmon (eds.),Human Computer Confluence. Transforming Human Experience Through Symbiotic Technologies, De Gruyter Open pp.213-226,  Berlin. [Full Text]

Baud-Bovy, G., Morasso, P., Nori, F., Sandini, G., & Sciutti, A. 2014, 'Human Machine Interaction and Communication in Cooperative Actions', Bioinspired Approaches for Human-Centric Technologies, Springer International Publishing, pp. 241-268. [PDF]

National Journals

Sciutti A., Bisio A., Nori F., Metta G., Sandini G., 2014,  ‘iCub, un robot bambino per lo studio dello sviluppo e dell'interazione uomo-robot.’, Rivista Italiana di Ergonomia, no. 9, pp. 11-20. [PDF]
 
Newsletter

Rohlfing K.J., Lohan K.S., Koch B. & Sciutti A. 2014, ‘Language Does Not Only Enrich — It Meddles with Action Understanding’, AMD Newsletter, Spring 2014 vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 6-7 [PDF]

Conferences

2019

De Vita G., Bracco F., Rea F., Sciutti A., Sacino A., Andrighetto L. 2020 ‘Human- or Object-like? Inversion effect and cognitive anthropomorphization of social robots’, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, U.S.A, February 27-29, 2020

Vignolo A., Sciutti A., Rea F., Michael J. 2019, ‘Spatiotemporal Coordination Supports a Sense of Commitment in Human-Robot Interaction’, at the 11th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2019), Madrid, Spain, November 26-29, 2019

Gonzalez Billandon J., Grasse L., Sciutti A., Tata M., Rea F. 2019, ‘Cognitive Architecture for Joint Attentional Learning of word-object mapping with a Humanoid Robot’,  at the Workshop on Deep Probabilistic Generative Models for Cognitive Architecture in Robotics, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2019, Macao, China, November 8, 2019

Vignolo A., Powell H., McEllin L., Rea F., Sciutti A., Michael J. 2019 ‘An adaptive robot teacher boosts a human partner's learning performance in joint action’, 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) 2019, New Delhi, India, October 14–18, 2019 [Oral presentation by A. Vignolo]

Tanevska A., Rea F., Sandini G., Canamero L., Sciutti A. 2019 ‘Eager to Learn vs. Quick to Complain? How a socially adaptive robot architecture performs with different robot personalities’, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) 2019, Bari, Italy, October 6-9, 2019 [Oral presentation by A. Tanevska]

Hemeren P., Nair V., Nicora E., Vignolo A., Noceti N., Odone F., Rea F., Sandini G., Sciutti A. 2019, ‘Similarity judgements of hand-based actions - from human perception to a computational model’, European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) 2019, Leuven, Belgium, August 25-29, 2019 [Oral presentation by P. Hemeren]

Sciutti A., Sandini G. 2019, ‘The role of object motion in visuo-haptic exploration during development’, Joint IEEE 9th International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics, Oslo, Norway, August 19-22, 2019 [Oral presentation]. Selected as one of the five best paper of the conference.

Tanevska A., Rea F., Sandini G., Canamero L., & Sciutti A. 2019, ‘A Cognitive Architecture for Socially Adaptable Robots.’, Joint IEEE 9th International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics, Oslo, Norway, August 19-22, 2019

Barros P., Wermter S., Sciutti A. 2019 ‘Towards Learning How to Properly Play UNO with the iCub Robot’, Workshops on Naturalistic Non-Verbal and Affective Human-Robot Interactions @ ICDL-EPIROB 2019, Oslo, Norway, August 19-22, 2019 https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.00744

Vignolo A., Powell H., McEllin L., Rea F., Sciutti A., Michael J. 2019, ‘A robot partner's kinematic effort elicits a sense of commitment in joint action’, Joint Action Meeting (JAM VIII), Genova, Italy, July 10-13, 2019 [Oral presentation  by A. Vignolo]

Sciutti A., Tinelli F. & Gori M., 2019, ‘Context Dependency in Space Perception in Children with Movement Disorder’, Child Vision Research Society (CVRS) Meeting 2019, Pisa, Italy, June 15-17, 2019 [Oral presentation]

Goyal G., Noceti N., Sciutti A., Odone F. 2019 'The role of ego vision in view-invariant action recognition' The 4th International Workshop on egocentric perception, interaction and computing (EPIC) at Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2019, Long Beach, California, U.S.A., June 16-20, 2019 https://arxiv.org/abs/1906.03918

Billing E., Sciutti A. & Sandini G., 2019, ‘Proactive eye-gaze in human-robot interaction’, Anticipation and Anticipatory Systems: Humans Meet Artificial Intelligence, Örebro, Sweden, June 10-13, 2019 [Oral presentation by E. Billing]

Nicora E., Noceti N., Sciutti A., Rea F., 2019, ‘Why High-performance computing is important in robotics?’, BMVA technical meeting: Computer Vision + High performance Computing, London, UK, May 23, 2019 [Oral presentation by E. Nicora]

2018

Vannucci F., Di Cesare G., Rea F., Sandini G., Sciutti A. 2018 'A robot with style: can robotic attitudes influence human actions?', IEEE-RAS 18th International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), Beijing, China, November 6-9, 2018 

Aroyo A.M., Gonzalez-Billandon J., Tonelli A., Sciutti A., Gori M., Sandini G., Rea F. 2018 'Can a Humanoid Robot Spot a Liar?', IEEE-RAS 18th International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), Beijing, China, November 6-9, 2018

Tanevska A., Rea F., Sandini G. and Sciutti, A. 2018, 'Are Adults Sufficiently Emotionally Expressive to Engage in Adaptive Interaction with an Affective Robot?',
Social cognition in humans and robots conference (socSMCs 2018),  Hamburg, Germany,  September 27-28 2018

Sciutti A., Melchiori C., Lombardi G. & Sandini G. 2018, ‘The development of visuo-haptic exploration strategies in school-aged children’, 41th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP 2018), Trieste, Italy, August 26 - 30, 2018 [Oral Presentation]

Aroyo, A.M., Tatsukawa, K., Koyama, T., Takahashi, H., Rea, F., Sciutti A., Yoshikawa, Y., Ishiguro, H., Sandini, G. 2018 'Will People Morally Crack Under the Authority of a Famous Wicked Robot?' IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, NanJing- Tai’An, China, August 27- 31, 2018 [Oral Presentation by A. Aroyo] - BEST PAPER AWARD

Sciutti A. 2018, 'Bi-directional intuitive communication in HRI', Neuroscience 4 HRI workshop in conjunction with HRI 2018, 5 March 2018,  Chicago, Illinois, USA. [Oral Presentation]

Noceti N., Rea F., Sciutti A., Odone F., Sandini G. 2018, View-invariant robot adaptation to human action timing',  IEEE Technically Sponsored Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys), September 2018, London (UK) [Oral Presentation by N.Noceti]

Tanevska A., Rea F., Sandini G. & Sciutti A. 2018, Designing an Affective Cognitive Architecture for Human-Humanoid Interaction', LBR at the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, March 2018, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

2017

Sciutti A., Lupi E. & Sandini G. 2017, ‘Looking, moving, touching: the role of exploration in multimodal perception’, 40th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP 2017), Berlin, Germany, August 27 - 31, 2017 - [Oral presentation]

Vannucci F., Sciutti A., Jacono M., Sandini G. & Rea F. 2017,  ‘Adaptation to a humanoid robot in a collaborative joint task’, 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Lisbon, Portugal, August 28 - September 1, 2017

Tanevska A., Rea F., Sandini G. & Sciutti A. 2017, ‘Towards an Affective Cognitive Architecture for Human-Robot Interaction for the iCub Robot’, 1st Workshop on “Behavior, Emotion and Representation: Building Blocks of Interaction", Bielefeld, Germany, October 17, 2017

Aroyo A. M., Rea F. & Sciutti A. 2017, ‘Bringing Human Robot Interaction towards Trust and Social Engineering’, 3rd Interdisciplinary Cyber Research (ICR2017) workshop, Tallin, Estonia, July 8th, 2017 [Oral presentation by A. Aroyo]

Tanevska A., Rea F., Sandini G. & Sciutti A. 2017, ‘Can Emotions Enhance the Robot’s Cognitive Abilities: a Study in Autonomous HRI with an Emotional Robot’, AISB Convention 2017: Symposium on Computational Modelling of Emotion, Bath, UK, April 19-21, 2017 [Oral presentation by A. Tanevska]

Vignolo A., Sciutti A., Rea F., Noceti N., Odone F. & Sandini G. 2017, ‘Computational Vision For Social Intelligence’, AAAI Spring Symposium – Science of Intelligence: Computational principles of natural and artificial intelligence, AAAI SPRING SYMPOSIUM SERIES, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, March 27 - 29 2017 [Oral presentation by A. Vignolo]

Aroyo A. M., Rea F. & Sciutti A. 2017, ‘Will you rely on a robot to find a treasure?’, LBR at the 12th ACM / IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2017), Vienna, Austria,  March 6 - 9, 2017 - http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3038394

2016

Vignolo A., Rea. F.,Noceti N.,  Sciutti A., Odone F.  & Sandini G. 2016, ‘Biological movement detector enhances the attentive skills of humanoid robot iCub’ in IEEE/RAS International Conference of Humanoids Robotics, Cancun, Mexico November 15-17 2016

Palinko O., Sciutti A., Wakita Y., Matsumoto Y. & Sandini G. 2016, ‘If Looks Could Kill: Humanoid Robots Play a Gaze-based Social Game with Humans’ in IEEE/RAS International Conference of Humanoids Robotics, Cancun, Mexico November 15-17 2016 [Full text]

Palinko O., Rea F., Sandini G. & Sciutti A. 2016, ‘Robot Reading Human Gaze: Why Eye Tracking Is Better Than Head Tracking for Human-Robot Collaboration’, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Deajeon, Korea, October 9-14, 2016 [Full text]

Vignolo A., Noceti N., Rea. F.,  Sciutti A., Odone F. & Sandini G. 2016, ‘Human activity detection on the robot iCub’, Ninth International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics, Genoa, Italy, September 29-10, 2016 [Full text]

Rea F., Muratore P. & Sciutti A. 2016, ‘13-year-olds approach human-robot interaction like adults’, Sixth Joint IEEE International Conference of Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics, Cergy-Pontoise, France, September 19-22, 2016. [Full text]

Vignolo A., Noceti N., Sciutti A., Rea. F., Odone F. & Sandini G. 2016, ‘The complexity of biological motion A temporal multi-resolution motion descriptor for human detection in videos’, Sixth Joint IEEE International Conference of Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics, Cergy-Pontoise France, September 19-22, 2016. [Full Text]

Vignolo A., Noceti N., Odone F., Rea. F.,  Sciutti A., & Sandini G. 2016, ‘A computational model of biological motion detection  based on motor invariants’, European Conference on Visual Perception, Barcelona, Spain, August 28th – September 1st, 2016

Palinko O., Rea F., Sandini G. & Sciutti A. 2016, ‘Eye Tracking for Human Robot Interaction’,  Doctoral Symposium at ETRA, Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications, Charleston, SC, USA, March 14-17, 2016.


2015

Palinko O., Rea F., Sandini G.and & Sciutti A., ‘Gaze Tracking for Human Robot Interaction’, International Workshop on Cognitive Development for Friendly Robots and Rehabilitation, Genoa, Italy, December 2-13, 2015

Vignolo A. Noceti N., Rea F., Sciutti A., Odone F. & Sandini G. 2015, ‘Towards a friendly humanoid robot: Computational models of biological motion perception’, International Workshop on Cognitive Development for Friendly Robots and Rehabilitation, Genoa, Italy, December 2-13, 2015

Palinko O., Sciutti A., Rea F. & Sandini G., ‘Eye Gaze Tracking for a Humanoid Robot’ in IEEE/RAS International Conference of Humanoids Robotics, Seoul, Korea, November 3-5 2015. [Full Text]

Palinko O., Rea F., Sandini G. & Sciutti A. 2015, ‘Gaze Tracking for Human Robot Interaction’, Extended Abstract at the International Workshop on Vision and Eye Tracking in Natural Environments and Solutions & Algorithms for Gaze Analysis, Bielefeld, Germany, September 29-30, 2015.

Sciutti A., Schillingmann L., Palinko O., Nagai Y. & Sandini G. 2015, ‘A Gaze-contingent Dictating Robot to Study Turn-taking’, Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts, pp.137-138, Portland, Oregon, USA, March 2-5, 2015.

Sciutti A., Lohan K. & Nagai Y. 2015, ‘Cognition: A Bridge between Robotics and Interaction’, Workshop, Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts, pp.261-262, Portland,Oregon, USA, March 2-5, 2015.

Noceti N., Sciutti A. & Sandini G. 2015, ‘Cognition helps vision: recognizing biological motion using invariant dynamic cues’, 18th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing, Genova, Italy, September 7-11, 2015

Noceti N., Sciutti A., Vignolo A., Rea F., Odone F. & Sandini G. 2015, ‘Modeling the development of visual perception with computational vision’, European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Liverpool, UK, August 23-27, 2015

Palinko O., Sciutti A., Schillingmann L., Rea F., Nagai Y. & Sandini G. 2015, ‘Gaze Contingency in Turn-Taking for Human Robot Interaction: Advantages and Drawbacks’,  24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Kobe, Japan, August 31 - September 4, 2015 [Full Text]

Noceti N., Sciutti A., Rea F., Odone F. & Sandini G. 2015, ‘Estimating human actions affinities across views’, International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP), Berlin, Germany, March 11-14, 2015.

Sandini G., Noceti N., Vignolo A., Sciutti A., Rea F., Verri A. & Odone F. 2015, ‘Computational Model of Biological Motion Detection: a path toward view-invariant action understanding’, Journal of Vision. 2015; 15(12):497-497. doi: 10.1167/15.12.497 - Abstract for the Vision Science Society Meeting, St. Pete Beach, FL, U.S.A., May 15-20, 2015. http://arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2433605&resultClick=1

Sandini G., Noceti N., Sciutti A., Rea F., Verri A. & Odone F. 2015, ‘Modeling visual features to recognize biological motion: a developmental approach’,  MODVIS 2015, St. Pete Beach, FL, U.S.A, May 13-15, 2015. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/modvis/2015/session01/3/

 


2014

Sciutti A., Patanè L., Palinko O., Nori F. & Sandini G. 2014, ‘Developmental changes in children understanding robotic actions: the case of lifting.’,  ICDL- Epirob 2014, Genoa, Italy, October 13-16, 2014. [PDF]

Sciutti A., Palinko O., Patanè L., Rea F., Nori F., Noceti N., Odone F., Verri A. & G. Sandini, 'Bidirectional Human-robot action reading', Human-Friendly Robotics Workshop (HFR 2014), Pontedera, Pisa, Italy, October, 23-24, 2014.

Sciutti A.
, Rea F. & Sandini G. 2014, 'When you are young, (robot’s) looks matter. Developmental changes in the desired properties of a robot friend',  IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2014), Edinburgh, United Kingdom, August 25-29, 2014. [PDF]
 
Sciutti A. & Sandini G. 2014, 'Investigating social intelligence with humanoid robots to define the “minimal” human-likeness',  Workshop on "Philosophical Perspectives of HRI", RO-MAN 2014, August 25th, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. [PDF]

Sciutti A., Noceti N., Rea F., Odone F., Verri A. & Sandini G. 2014,'The informative content of optical flow features of biological motion', 37th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP 2014), Belgrade, Serbia, August, 24-28, 2014

Palinko O., Sciutti A., Patané L., Rea F., Nori F. & Sanidni G. 2014, ‘Communicative Lifting Actions in Human-Humanoid Interaction’, IEEE/RAS International Conference of Humanoids Robotics (HUMANOIDS 2014), Madrid, Spain, November 18-20, 2014. [PDF]

Palinko O., Sciutti A., Rea F., Sandini G. 2014, 'Towards Better Eye Tracking in Human Robot Interaction Using an Affordable Active Vision System’, 2nd International Conference of Human-Agent Interaction, Tsukuba, Japan, October, 29-31, 2014. [PDF]

Palinko O., Sciutti A., Rea F., Sandini G. 2014, 'Weight-Aware Robot Motion Planning for Lift-to-Pass Action’, 2nd International Conference of Human-Agent Interaction, Tsukuba, Japan, October, 29-31, 2014 [PDF]

Noceti N., Sciutti A., Rea F., Odone F., Verri A. & Sandini G. 2014,'Biological motion understanding for human-robot interaction', Vision for Language and Manipulation BMVA symposium, London, UK, July, 11th, 2014

Sciutti A. 2014, 'Using humanoid robots to measure social interaction', IV Congressodel Gruppo Nazionale di Bioingegneria (GNB 2014), Pavia, Italy, June 25-27, 2014.

Sciutti A., Patanè L., Nori F. & Sandini G. 2014, ‘Development of perception of weight from human or robot lifting observation’, 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, p. 290-291, Bielefeld, Germany, March 3-6, 2014.

Palinko O. & Sciutti A. 2014, ‘Exploring the Estimation of Cognitive Load in Human Robot Interaction’, Workshop HRI: a bridge between Robotics and Neuroscience at 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Bielefeld, Germany, March 03-06, 2014.

2013

Sciutti A., Patanè L., Nori F. & Sandini G. 2013, ‘Do humans need learning to read humanoid lifting actions?’, Third Joint IEEE International Conference of Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics 2013, Osaka, Japan, August 18-22, 2013.

Sciutti A., Patanè L., Nori F., Sandini G. 2013 ‘Understanding object properties form the observation of the action partner’ Human-Robot Collaboration workshop at RSS 2013, Berlin, Germany, June 28th, 2013.

Sciutti A., Del Prete A., Natale L., Burr D.C., Sandini G. & Gori M. 2013, ‘Perception during interaction is not based on statistical context’, Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-robot interaction, p. 225-226 HRI Conference 2013, Tokyo, Japan, March 3-6, 2013.

Sciutti A., Patanè L., Nori F. & Sandini G. 2013, ‘Reading object properties from human and humanoid action observation’, 6th International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics, Rome, Italy, September 25-26, 2013.

Sciutti A., Rohlfing K.J., Lohan K.S., Koch B. & Gredebäck G. 2013, ‘Language as meddler in infants’ proactive gaze behavior’, Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development 2013, Budapest, Hungary, January 10-12, 2013.

Patanè L., Sciutti A., Berret B., Squeri V., Masia L., Sandini G. & Nori F. 2013 ‘The role of modularity in the learning and generalization of reaching’, 43rd annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, SfN 2013, San Diego, California, November 9-13, 2013.



2012

Sciutti A., Del Prete A., Natale L., Burr D.C., Sandini G. & Gori M. 2012, ‘Central tendency in space perception varies in development and is altered in human-robot interactive tasks’, Workshop “Can developmental robotics yield human-like cognitive abilities?” at Humanoids 2012, Osaka, Japan, November 29 - December 1, 2012.

Sciutti A., Bisio A., Nori F., Metta G., Fadiga L. & Sandini G. 2012, ‘Anticipatory gaze in human-robot interactions’, "Gaze in HRI From Modeling to Communication" workshop at the 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, March 5 - 8, 2012.

Sciutti A., Bisio A., Nori F., Metta G., Pozzo T., Sandini G. & Fadiga L. 2012, Human and robotic actions evoke motor resonance, Mirror neurons: new frontiers 20 years after their discovery, Erice, Italy, August 31 -– September 6, 2012.

Sciutti A., Bisio A., Nori F., Metta G., Sandini G. & Fadiga L. 2012, ‘Human and robotic goal oriented actions evoke motor resonance’, 5th International Conference on Cognitive Systems, TU Vienna, Austria, February 22-23, 2012.

Patanè L., Sciutti A., Berret B., Squeri V., Masia L., Sandini G. & Nori F. 2012, ‘Modeling kinematic forward model adaptation by modular decomposition’, IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (Biorob2012), Rome, Italy, June 24-27, 2012.

Patanè L., Nori F., Berret B., Sciutti A., Squeri V. & Masia L. and S. G. 2012, ‘Modular learning of different kinematic perturbations: a model-based approach’, 22nd Annual Conference of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, Venice, Italy, April 23 - 29, 2012.

Squeri V., Sciutti A., Gori M., Masia L., Sandini G. & Konckac J. 2012, ‘Two hands, one perception: bimanual integration of haptic information’, 22nd Annual Conference of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, Venice, Italy, April 23 - 29, 2012.

Farshchiansadegh A., Sciutti A. & Mussa-Ivaldi F.A. 2012, ‘A spatial warp caused by adapting to a temporal visuomotor delay’, Annual Conference of the Society of Neuroscience.

2011

Sciutti A., Nori F., Jacono M., Metta G., Sandini G. & Fadiga L. 2011, ‘Human and robotic goal oriented actions evoke motor resonance – a gaze behavior study’, Society of Neuroscience Abstracts, Washington D.C., U.S., November 11-16, 2011.

Sciutti A., Nori F., Jacono M., Metta G., Sandini G. & Fadiga L. 2011, ‘Proactive Gaze Behavior: Which Observed Action Features Do Influence The Way We Move Our Eyes?’, Journal of Vision (abstract), vol. 11, pp.509,  VSS Conference 2011.

Gori M., Sciutti A., Burr D. & Sandini G. 2011, ‘Direct and indirect haptic calibration of visual size judgments in adults and children’, VSS- Naples 2011.

Patanè L., Nori F., Berret B., Sciutti A. & Sandini G. 2011, ‘The role of modularity in learning novel kinematic internal models’, 21st Annual conference neural control of movement, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 26-May 1, 2011.

2010

Sciutti A., Demougeot L., Berret B. & Pozzo T. 2010, ‘The role of gravity in the combination of visuo – proprioceptive inputs for motion planning’, in Pion (ed.),Perception ECVP Abstract Supplement, vol. 39, pp.182,  Lausanne, Switzerland, August 22-26, 2010.

Sciutti A., Squeri V., Avanzino L., Gori M., Masia L., Abbruzzese G., Sandini G. & Konczak J. 2010, ‘Active and passive haptic sensitivity in Parkinson's disease’, Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, San Diego, CA, USA, November 13-17, 2010.

Squeri V., Sciutti A., Gori M., Masia L. Sandini G. & Konczack J. 2010, ‘Two hands, one perception: how bimanual haptic information is combined by the brain’, Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, San Diego, CA, USA, November 13-17, 2010.

Gori M., Giuliana L., Sciutti A., Sandini G. & Burr D. 2010, ‘Calibration of the visual by the haptic system during development’, Journal of Vision (Abstract), vol. 10, Vision Science Society International Annual Meeting pp.470, , Naples, FLA (USA), May, 2010.

2009

Sciutti A., Nori F., Metta G., Pozzo T. & Sandini G. 2009, ‘Internal models in two-dimensional target motion prediction and interception’, Journal of Vision (Abstract), vol. 9, pp.1141-1141,  Naples, Florida, USA, May 8 - 13, 2009.

Sciutti A., Nori F., Metta G., Pozzo T. & Sandini G. 2009, ‘Learning to intercept targets driven by force fields: effects of modulus and orientation variability’, in Pion (ed.),Perception ECVP Abstract Supplement, vol. 38, pp.34,  Regensburg, Germany, August 24 - 28, 2009.

Sciutti A., Squeri V., Gori M., Masia L., Sandini G. & Konczak J. 2009, ‘The role of predicted sensory feedback derived from motor commands for haptic sensitivity’, Neuroriabilitazione robotica dell'arto superiore CORNER 2009, Genoa, Italy, December 14-15, 2009.

Squeri V., Sciutti A., Gori M., Masia L., Sandini G. & Konczak J. 2009, ‘Haptic perception of object contours: are two hands better than one?’, Neuroriabilitazione robotica dell'arto superiore CORNER 2009, Genoa, Italy, December 14-15, 2009.

Demougeot L., Mollet N., Sciutti A., Chellali R. & Pozzo T. 2009, ‘Virtual Reality-Based Scenarios for Visuo-motor Conflicts Studies: Preliminary Results’, 2d International Conferences on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, pp.306 - 309,  Cancun, Mexico, February 1-7, 2009.

Gori M., Sciutti A., Sandini G. & Burr D.C. 2009, ‘Multimodal combination of visual information about object size with observation of an actor: cue integration by the mirror neuron system?’, 10th International Multisensory Research Forum, New York City, (USA), June 29 - July 2, 2009.

Gori M., Sciutti A., Sandini G. & Burr D.C. 2009, ‘Multimodal combination of visual information about object size with observation of an actor: cue integration by the mirror neuron system?’, in Pion (ed.),Perception ECVP Abstract Supplement, vol. 38, pp.141,  Regensburg, Germany, August 24 - 28, 2009.

Konczak J., Squeri V., Sciutti A., Gori M. & Masia L. 2009, ‘Predicted sensory feedback derived from motor commands does not improve haptic sensitivity’, Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, vol. 39, Chicago, USA.

Masia L., Squeri V., Avanzino L., Sciutti A., Gori M., Abbruzzese G., Sandini G. & Konczak J. 2009, ‘Use of a robotic manipulandum to assess of haptic sensitivity in Parkinson's disease’, Neuroriabilitazione robotica dell'arto superiore CORNER 2009, Genoa, Italy, December 14-15, 2009.

2007 - 2008

Sciutti A., Nori F., Metta G., Pozzo T. & Sandini G. 2008, ‘A study on the perceptual and motor bases of prediction’, in Patron editore (ed.),First National Conference on Bioengineering, pp.273 - 274,  Pisa, Italy, July 3-5, 2008.

Sciutti A., Nori F., Metta G., Pozzo T. & Sandini G. 2008, ‘Motor and perception-based prediction’, in Pion (ed.),Perception ECVP Abstract Supplement, vol. 37, Utrecht, The Netherlands, August 24 - 28, 2008.

Gori M., Sciutti A., Jacono M., Sandini G. & Burr D.C. 2008, ‘Visual, tactile and visuo-tactile perception of acceleration and deceleration’, 9th International Multisensory Research Forum, Hamburg, Germany, July 15 - 19, 2008.

Jacono M., Gori M., Sciutti A., Sandini G. & Burr D.C. 2008, ‘Perception of acceleration and deceleration in visual, tactile and visuo-tactile stimuli’, in Pion (ed.),Perception ECVP Abstract Supplement, vol. 37, pp.49,  Utrecht, The Netherlands, August 24 - 28, 2008.

Sciutti A., Nori F., Metta G. & Sandini G. 2007, ‘Internal models in interception’, ESF Conference Three dimensional sensory and motor space: perceptual consequences of motor action, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain, October, 2007.

Awards

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Nominated  as one of the Digiwomen 2019, one of the 15 most influential women in the digital world in Italy by Digitalic (September 2019)

Selected as one of the five best papers at the Joint IEEE 9th International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EPIROB 2019) with the paper Sciutti A., Sandini G. 2019, ‘The role of object motion in visuo-haptic exploration during development’, Oslo, Norway, August 19-22, 2019

Selected as finalist for best paper award at the IEEE RO-MAN 2019 conference with the paper Vignolo A., Powell H., McEllin L., Rea F., Sciutti A., Michael J. 2019 ‘An adaptive robot teacher boosts a human partner's learning performance in joint action’, New Delhi, India, October 14–18, 2019

Mentioned as one of the Inspiring Fifty women in Italy https://italy.inspiringfifty.org/ (December 2018)

Mentioned as one of the 150 women to follow in Italy by StartupItalia http://startupitalia.eu/95739-20180815-le-150-donne-da-seguire-in-italia-su-startup-innovazione-e-digitale (August 2018)

Best paper award at the IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2018) for the paper Aroyo A.M., Tatsukawa, K., Koyama, T., Takahashi, H., Rea, F., Sciutti A., Yoshikawa, Y., Ishiguro, H., Sandini, G. 2018 'Will People Morally Crack Under the Authority of a Famous Wicked Robot?', NanJing- Tai’An, China, August 27- 31, 2018

Special Mention I3P for market potential  - ITWIIN The Italian Association of Women Inventors and Innovators (20-21 November 2017)

Innovators Under 35 Italia - MIT Technology Review Italia (10th May 2016)
In the Advanced Technology field with the project "Robots With A Sixth Sense For Interaction"

European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) Student Travel Support Award (August 2008)

Institute of advanced studies in information and communication technologies (ISICT) Scholarship
(September 2004 -  November 2006)
Concurrently with her master courses (2004-2006) she earned a scholarship (ranked 1st in the competition for 12 positions) to attend courses of the Institute of advanced studies in information and communication technologies – ISICT – providing education and training on economics, law, communication and neuroscience, from which she graduated on November 2006.

 

EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL FUNDING

wHiSPER
investigating Human Shared PErception with Robots
ERC Starting Grant 2018

ROBOCOM++
Rethinking Robotics for the Robot Companion of the future
FLAG-ERA Joint Transnational Call (JTC) 2016
http://robocomplusplus.eu

CODEFROR
COgnitive Development for Friendly RObots and Rehabilitation
FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSES
MARIE CURIE ACTIONS: International Research Staff Exchange Scheme
http://codefror.eu


BSF (United States - Israel, Binational Science Foundation)
Simultaneity and space representation: implications for intact and
impaired sensory-motor processing

ITALK
Integration and transfer of action and language knowledge in robots
http://www.italkproject.org/

RobotCub
An Open framework for research in embodied cognition
http://www.robotcub.org/

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