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Agnieszka Wykowska

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Senior Researcher Tenure Track - Principal Investigator
Social cognition in human-robot interaction
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Professor Agnieszka Wykowska leads the unit “Social Cognition in Human-Robot Interaction” at the Italian Institute of Technology (Genoa, Italy), and 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 International Journal of Social Robotics and Associate Editor of Frontiers in Psychology. She is a board member and president-elect of the European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN), member of ELLIS (European Lab for Learning and Intelligent Systems) and core member of Association of ERC Grantees. 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: 2016 To: 2016

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

All Publications
2021
Abubshait A., Perez-Osorio J., De Tommaso D., Wykowska A.
Collaboratively framed interactions increase the adoption of intentional stance towards robots
2021 30th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2021, pp. 886-891
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2021
Ciardo F., De Tommaso D., Wykowska A.
Effects of erring behavior in a human-robot joint musical task on adopting intentional stance toward the iCub robot
2021 30th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2021, pp. 698-703
Conference Paper Conference
2021
Hinz N.-A., Ciardo F., Wykowska A.
ERP markers of action planning and outcome monitoring in human – robot interaction
Acta Psychologica, vol. 212
Article Journal
2021
Kompatsiari K., Bossi F., Wykowska A.
Eye contact during joint attention with a humanoid robot modulates oscillatory brain activity.
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
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2021
Kajopoulos J., Cheng G., Kise K., Mueller H., Wykowska A.
Focusing on the face or getting distracted by social signals? The effect of distracting gestures on attentional focus in natural interaction.
Psychological Research
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