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Maria Lombardi

Post Doc
Humanoid Sensing and Perception
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About

Maria Lombardi received her M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering in 2016 from the University of Naples Federico II (Italy). She got her dual PhD degree in Engineering Mathematics at University of Bristol jointly with the University of Naples Federico II (Italy).
During the doctorate, her research interests included human-robot interaction, design of artificial agents interacting with humans as well as modelling coordination and leadership both in human groups and in groups mixed with virtual agents.

She is currently a Postdoctoral researcher in the Humanoid Sensing and Perception Group at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Genoa (Italy). Her research interests include computer vision, human robot interaction and social robotics. Her current research focuses on the development of novel algorithms for humanoid robots that make them effectively operate in close interaction and cooperation with humans while exhibiting human-like social features.

All Publications
2022
Lombardi M., Maiettini E., Tikhanoff V., Natale L.
iCub Being Social: Exploiting Social Cues for Interactive Object Detection Learning
2022 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robotics (Humanoids)
Conference Paper Conference
2022
Lombardi M., Maiettini E., De Tommaso D., Wykowska A., Natale L.
Toward an Attentive Robotic Architecture: Learning-Based Mutual Gaze Estimation in Human–Robot Interaction
Frontiers in Robotics and AI - Human-robot Interaction
Article Journal
2021
Lombardi M., Liuzza D., di Bernardo M.
Dynamic Input Deep Learning Control of Artificial Avatars in a Multi-Agent Joint Motor Task
Frontiers Robotics AI, vol. 8
2021
Calabrese C., Lombardi M., Bollt E., De Lellis P., Bardy B.G., di Bernardo M.
Spontaneous emergence of leadership patterns drives synchronization in complex human networks
Scientific Reports, vol. 11, (no. 1)
2021
Lombardi M., Liuzza D., Bernardo M.D.
Using Learning to Control Artificial Avatars in Human Motor Coordination Tasks
IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 37, (no. 6), pp. 2067-2082
Oral presentations
2022
Lombardi M., Maiettini E., Tikhanoff V., Natale L.
iCub Being Social: Exploiting Social Cues for Interactive Object Detection Learning
2022 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robotics (Humanoids)
Conference
Organized Events
2022
Lombardi M., Kompatsiari K.
Interactive session: The impact of eye contact on sense of agency in human-robot interaction
2021
Lombardi M., Maiettini E., Ciardo F., Kompatsiari K., De Tommaso D.
Interactive Session: Eye contact within embodied experimental settings: from cognitive neuroscience to robotic