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Alessandra Sciutti

Tenure Track Researcher, head of the CONTACT Unit
Researcher Tenure Track - Principal Investigator
COgNiTive Architecture for Collaborative Technologies
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Alessandra Sciutti is Tenure Track Researcher, head of the CONTACT (COgNiTive Architecture for Collaborative Technologies) Unit of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT). She received her B.S and M.S. degrees in Bioengineering and the Ph.D. in Humanoid Technologies from the University of Genova in 2010. After two research periods in USA and Japan, in 2018 she has been awarded the ERC Starting Grant wHiSPER (www.whisperproject.eu), focused on the investigation of joint perception between humans and robots. She published more than 80 papers and abstracts in international journals and conferences and participated in the coordination of the CODEFROR European IRSES project (https://www.codefror.eu/). She is currently Associate Editor for several journals, among which the International Journal of Social Robotics, the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems and Cognitive System Research. The scientific aim of her research is to investigate the sensory and motor mechanisms underlying mutual understanding in human-human and human-robot interaction. For more details on her research, as well as the full list of publications please check the Contact Unit website or her Google Scholar profile.

Education

Title: Master's Degree in Neuroengineering
Institute: University of Genoa
Location: Genoa
Country: Italy
From: 2004 To: 2006

Title: Bachelor's Degree in Bioengineering
Institute: University of Genoa
Location: Genoa
Country: Italy
From: 2001 To: 2004

Title: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Humanoid Technologies
Institute: University of Genoa - IIT
Location: Genoa
Country: Italy
From: 2007 To: 2010

Title: Master
Institute: ISICT - Institute of advanced studies in information and communication technologies
Location: Genoa
Country: Italy
From: 2004 To: 2006

Experience External

Title: Assistant Professor
Institute: University of Genoa
Location: Genoa
Country: Italy
From: 2018 To: 2018

Title: Visiting Researcher
Institute: Osaka University
Location: Osaka
Country: Japan
From: 2014 To: 2015

Title: Visiting Researcher
Institute: Rehabilitation Insitute of Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
Country: USA
From: 2011 To: 2012

All Publications
2024
Lombardi G., Sciutti A., Rea F., Vannucci F., Di Cesare G.
Humanoid facial expressions as a tool to study human behaviour
Scientific Reports, vol. 14, (no. 1)
Article Journal
2024
Gori M., Sciutti A., Torazza D., Campus C., Bollini A.
The effect of visuo-haptic exploration on the development of the geometric cross-sectioning ability
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, vol. 238
Article Journal
2023
Antonj M., Zonca J., Rea F., Sciutti A.
A Controllable and Repeatable Method to Study Perceptual and Motor Adaptation in Human-Robot Interaction
ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, pp. 188-192
Conference Paper Conference
2023
Mongile S., Pusceddu G., Cocchella F., Lastrico L., Belgiovine G., Tanevska A., Rea F., Sciutti A.
A Conversational Game to Study Social Influence in Humans-Robot Interactions
International Conference on Child-Robot Interaction
Abstract Report Conference
2023
Mazzola C., Incao S., Marassi M., Rea F., Sciutti A.
A Hermeneutical Approach to Provide Robots with Socially Adaptive Perception
Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, vol. 366, pp. 344-352
Conference Paper Book Series
Dissemination
2023
Sciutti A.
Algoritmi & Robotica: sfide e promesse
Simposio "L'algoritmo, l'intelligenza artificiale e il governo del dato, opportunità e problematiche di genere", Convegno FIDAPA, 8th May 2023, Genoa, Italy
Public Event
2023
Sciutti A.
Cercasi Robot Con Esperienza
Web Marketing Festival, 17th June 2023, Rimini, Italy
Public Event
2023
Sciutti A.
Interview and dedicated article for the Italian magazine Panorama on the research activities of the CONTACT Unit. 25th October 2023
Magazine PANORAMA
Media
2023
Sciutti A.
Interview and discussion at Rai Radio 1 Eta Beta
Radio: Eta Beta - 7th October 2023
Media
2023
Sciutti A.
Interview on Cogntive Robotics - basis for one scifi novel
Book Fanta-Scienza 2 edited by Marco Passarello
Media
Scientific Talks
2023
Sciutti A.
A robot for everyone and for each one
The Third Workshop on Social and Cultural Integration with Personalized Interfaces (SOCIALIZE) in conjuntion with IUI 2023, 27th March 2023, Sydney, Australia (virtual)
Workshop/Symposium
2023
Sciutti A.
Cognitive robotics for mutual understanding in HRI
International Workshop on Ontologies for Autonomous Robotics (ROBONTICS), part of RO-MAN 2023, Busan, Korea, 28th August 2023, https://robontics.github.io/
Workshop/Symposium
2023
Sciutti A.
Cognitive robotics for shared perception with humans
Skovde-IIT Scientific Meeting, 23rd February 2023, Genoa, Italy
Workshop/Symposium
2023
Sciutti A.
“Cognitive Robotics, Interaction and Rehabilitation Technologies”
University of Genoa - PhDDay - 30th November 2023
School (Summer school, ...)
2023
Sciutti A.
Cognitive Robotics to establish shared perception with humans
Workshop IIT – Osaka University “Towards symbiotic society with multi-species: humans, robots, and avatars”. 2nd February 2023, Genoa (Italy).
Workshop/Symposium
Oral presentations
2019
Sciutti A., Tinelli F., Gori M.
Context Dependency in Space Perception in Children with Movement Disorder
Child Vision Research Society (CVRS) 2019
Conference
2019
Sciutti A., Sandini G.
The role of object motion in visuo-haptic exploration during development
2019 Joint IEEE 9th International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics, ICDL-EpiRob 2019, pp. 123-128
Conference
2019
Nicora E., Noceti N., Sciutti A., Rea F.
Why High-performance computing is important in robotics?
BMVA technical meeting: Computer Vision + High performance Computing
Conference
2018
Sciutti A.
Bi-directional intuitive communication in HRI
Neuroscience 4 HRI workshop in conjunction with HRI 2018 (5 March)
Conference
2018
Sciutti A., Melchiori C., Lombardi G., Sandini G.
The development of visuo-haptic exploration strategies in school-aged children
European Conference on Visual Perception
Conference
Awards and Achievements
2023
Sciutti A.
Member of the Excellence Committee
2023
Sciutti A.
Member of the External Advisory Board for the PILLAR-Robots European Project
2023
Sciutti A.
Member of the Jury
2023
Sciutti A.
Member of the Jury
2023
Sciutti A.
Member of the Jury
Editorships
2023-2023
Sciutti A.
2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics
2023-2023
Sciutti A.
5a conferenza di Robotica e Macchine Intelligenti
2023
Sciutti A.
Cognitive Development and Symbol Emergence Section of Advanced Robotics
2023-2023
Sciutti A.
International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks
2023-2024
Wang Y., Beyan C., Chen F., Lemaignan S., Ricci E., Sciutti A.
International Journal of Social Robotics
Organized Events
2023
Staffa M., Rossi S., Sciutti A., Winkle K.
7th Workshop on Behavior Adaptation, Interaction and Learning for Assistive Robotics (BAILAR)
2023
Lieto A., Sciutti A., Syrbe J.
9th workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Cognition
2023
De Carolis B., Gena C., Lieto A., Rossi S., Sciutti A.
Fourth International Workshop on Adapted intEraction with SociAl Robots (cAESAR)
2023
Mongile S., Pusceddu G., Cocchella F., Lastrico L., Belgiovine G., Sciutti A.
Il Robot Che Vorrei
2023
Rea F., Sandini G., Sciutti A.
Skovde-IIT Meeting