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Agnieszka Wykowska

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Social cognition in human-robot interaction
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Professor Agnieszka Wykowska leads the unit S4HRI “Social Cognition in Human-Robot Interaction” at the Italian Institute of Technology (Genoa, Italy), where she is also the Coordinator of CHT (the Center for Human Technologies). At IIT, she is also member of the Board of the Scientific Director. In addition, she is an adjunct professor of Engineering Psychology at the Luleå University of Technology as well as visiting professor at the University of Manchester. She graduated in neuro-cognitive psychology (2006, LMU Munich), obtained PhD in psychology (2008) and the German “Habilitation” (2013) from LMU Munich. In 2016 she was awarded the ERC Starting grant “InStance": "Intentional Stance for Social Attunement”. She is Editor-in-Chief of IJSR (International Journal of Social Robotics) and Associate Editor of Frontiers in Psychology. She is President of ESCAN (European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience), member of ELLIS (European Lab for Learning and Intelligent Systems) and core member of Association of ERC Grantees. She is also a delegate to the ERA Forum (European Research Area), representing stakeholder's group "Individual researchers and innovators". In her research, she combines cognitive neuroscience methods with human-robot interaction in order to understand the human brain mechanisms in interaction with natural and artificial agents. Email address: agnieszka.wykowska@iit.it 

Website of the ERC project: https://www.instanceproject.eu

Education

Title: Habilitation in Psychology
Institute: Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (LMU)
Location: Munich
Country: Germany
From: 2008 To: 2013

Title: PhD in Psychology
Institute: Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (LMU)
Location: Munich
Country: Germany
From: 2006 To: 2008

Title: M.Sc. in Neuro-Cognitive Psychology
Institute: Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (LMU)
Location: Munich
Country: Germany
From: 2004 To: 2006

Experience External

Title: Full Professor, Chair of Engineering Psychology
Institute: Lulea University of Technology (LTU)
Location: Lulea
Country: Sweden
From: 2016 To: 2016

Title: Privatdozent and team leader
Institute: Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (LMU)
Location: Munich
Country: Germany
From: 2013 To: 2016

Title: Senior Researcher and Project Leader
Institute: Technical University Munich (TUM)
Location: Munich
Country: Germany
From: 2013 To: 2016

All Publications
2023
Ghiglino D., Floris F., De Tommaso D., Kompatsiari K., Chevalier P., Priolo T., Wykowska A.
Artificial scaffolding: Augmenting social cognition by means of robot technology
Autism Research
Article Journal
2023
Ghiglino D., Wykowska A.
Cognizione estesa: aumentare le competenze sociali tramite i robot nei disturbi del neurosviluppo
ROBOT SOCIALI E EDUCAZIONE INTERAZIONI, APPLICAZIONI E NUOVE FRONTIERE, Publisher: Raffaello Cortina Editore
Book Chapter Book
2023
Marchesi S., Abubshait A., Kompatsiari K., Wu Y., Wykowska A.
Cultural differences in joint attention and engagement in mutual gaze with a robot face
Scientific Reports, vol. 13, (no. 1)
2023
Parenti L., Belkaid M., Wykowska A.
Differences in Social Expectations About Robot Signals and Human Signals
Cognitive Science, vol. 47, (no. 12)
2023
Ciardo F., Radice M., Russi N., De Tommaso D., Wykowska A.
Discriminating between autonomous and human remote control in human-robot interaction: the role of sensorimotor adaptation
32nd IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
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