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Davide De Tommaso

Senior Technician
Social cognition in human-robot interaction
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Davide De Tommaso works as research engineer in the Social Cognition in Human-Robot Interaction research group.

He received his master's degree in computer engineering from the University of Catania in 2010. He began his research activity at the Italian Institute of Technology in 2011 where he joined the Learning & Interaction group as a PhD student. In 2014 he obtained his PhD in Robotics, Cognition and Interactive Technologies. Today he is responsible for providing integrated solutions to support research activities in the design and development of experiments in human-robot interaction, in laboratory and clinical environments. In recent years he mainly deals with humanoid robots, EEG, eye-tracking and motion tracking systems, virtual and augmented reality.

All Publications
Chevalier P., Vasco V., Willemse C., De Tommaso D., Tikhanoff V., Pattacini U., Wykowska A.
Upper-limb exercise with physical and virtual robots: Visual sensitivity affects task performance.
PALADYN - Journal of Behavioral Robotics
Ghiglino D., Willemse C., De Tommaso D., Bossi F., Wykowska A.
At first sight: robots’ subtle eye movement parameters affect human attentional engagement, spontaneous attunement and perceived human-likeness.
PALADYN - Journal of Behavioral Robotics, vol. 11, pp. 31-39
Ghiglino D., De Tommaso D., Willemse C., Marchesi S., Wykowska A.
Can I get your (robot) attention? Human sensitivity to subtle hints of human-likeness in a humanoid robot’s behavior
42nd Annual Virtual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
Conference Paper Conference
Marchesi S., Perez-Osorio J., De Tommaso D., Wykowska A.
Don't overthink: Fast decision making combined with behavior variability perceived as more human-like
29th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2020, pp. 54-59
Conference Paper Conference
Ciardo F., Beyer F., De Tommaso D., Wykowska A.
Attribution of intentional agency towards robots reduces one's own sense of agency.
Article in Press Journal