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Human perception, action and cognition are geared to enable coordination and communication with others. Consequently deficits of cognitive, sensorial and/or motor abilities impacts on the social life of humans, leading to marginalization. In this light, the three main objectives of the Interactions program are:

  • To study the sensory, motor and cognitive abilities in supporting and guiding human-human interaction, by actions, gestures, speech and language;
  • To implement artificial systems with human-like interaction/communication and cognitive abilities;
  • To investigate how “defective” sensorimotor systems could be substituted/enhanced through the use of assistive technologies to help affected individuals to orient and move in space and to access everyday information, and to restore, even by direct brain interfaces, lost interactive/communicative capabilities.