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Carlo Mazzola is a PhD-Candidate Fellow in Cognitive Robotics, Interaction, and Rehabilitation Technologies 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. 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 HRI.  Currently, he is investigating and developing human-aware skills for robots at IIT, within the EU-funded twinning project TERAIS, where he also leads the Work Package about “Achievement of scientific excellence”.


Title: PhD Student in Bioengineering and Robotics
Institute: Università di Genova - Dibris
Location: Genoa
Country: Italy
From: 2019 To: 2022

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
Robophilosophy 2022: Social Robots in Social Institutions - University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, vol. 366, pp. 344-352
Conference Paper 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
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
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.'