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Carlo Mazzola is PhD Student Fellow at the Italian Institute of Technology in the unit Cognitive Architectures for Collaborative Technologies (CONTACT), where he works for the EU-funded twinning-project TERAIS (Towards Excellent Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at a Slovak university). He received his B.S. and M.S. in Philosophy at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano (Italy) and graduated after a period at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal (Germany) with a thesis about the role of imagination and empathy in perception. After a period as Visiting Scientist at the Italian Institute of Technology in the CONTACT unit, in which he explored mechanisms of social perception in HRI, in 2019 he started his Ph.D. in the same institute in the unit Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences (RBCS), in which he has studied perceptual mechanisms related to Shared Perception on humans and developed Shared Perception abilities on the humanoid robot iCub by applying DL models to Human-Robot Interaction. In general, Shared Perception includes any mechanism humans use when they gather what they perceive of the environment with what others perceive. Humans are able to integrate their perception with others' intentionality toward the same thing. This enhances the perception of the world and allows collaboration. In this sense, Shared Perception is a fundamental ability to foster a more natural and effective human-robot interaction.


Title: PhD Student in Bioengineering and Robotics
Institute: Università di Genova - Dibris
Location: Genoa
Country: Italy
From: 2019 To: null

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., 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
Tonelli A., Mazzola C., Sciutti A., Gori M.
The influence of visual experience on context dependency in hearing distance estimation
International Multisensory Forum Research
Poster Conference
Tsfasman M., Philippsen A., Mazzola C., Thill S., Sciutti A., Nagai Y.
The world seems different in a social context: A neural network analysis of human experimental data
PLoS ONE, vol. 17, (no. 8 August)
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.'