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Carlo Mazzola is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Cognitive Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction at the Cognitive Architectures for Collaborative Technologies unit (CONTACT) of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT). During his Ph.D., he carried out his research in collaboration between IIT (Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences unit) and the University of Genova (Department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics, and Systems Engineering) about the study and development of Shared Perception in Human-Robot Interaction. During his Ph.D. he also visited the Cognitive Robotics Lab at the School of Computer Science of the University of Manchester. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Philosophy at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano (Italy) and graduated after a research period at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal (Germany) with a thesis about the role of imagination and empathy in human perception. In 2019, he was a Visiting Scientist at IIT to explore mechanisms of social perception in Human-Robot Interaction. Currently, his research area is the study and development of social skills for human-aware and trustworthy humanoid robots within the EU-funded twinning project TERAIS, where he also leads the Work Package about “Achievement of scientific excellence”.


Title: PhD in Bioengineering and Robotics
Institute: Università di Genova - DIBRIS
Location: Genoa
Country: Italy
From: 2019 To: 2023

Title: Master in Philosophy
Institute: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Location: Milano
Country: Italy
From: 2016 To: 2018

Title: Bachelor in Philosophy
Institute: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Location: Milano
Country: Italy
From: 2014 To: 2016

All Publications
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
Tonelli A., Mazzola C., Sciutti A., Gori M.
Context-dependency mechanisms in auditory distance estimation: the effect of blindness.
European Conference of Visual Perception
Poster Conference
Mazzola C., Incao S., Rea F., Sciutti A., Marassi M.
Human Experience And Robotic Experience: A Reciprocal Exchange Of Perspectives
Humane Robotics. A Multidisciplinary Approach Towards the Development of Humane-Centered Technologies, Publisher: Vita e Pensiero
Book Chapter Book
Mazzola C., Rea F., Sciutti A.
Shared perception is different from individual perception: a new look on context dependency
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems
Incao S., Mazzola C., Sciutti A.
The impact of early aging on visual perception of space and time
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol. 16
Article Journal
Awards and Achievements
Mazzola C., Aroyo A. M., Rea F., Sciutti A.
Honorable mention for the paper ‘Interacting with a Social Robot Affects Visual Perception of Space.'