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Carlo Mazzola

PhD Student
Robotics Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Research center

Carlo Mazzola is a PhD student of Università di Genova (DIBRIS) in Bioengineering and Robotics with a profile in Cognitive Robotics, Interaction and Rehabilitation Technologies working at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in the unit Robotics Brain and Cognitive Sciences. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Philosophy at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano (Italy) and graduated after a period at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal (Germany) with a thesis about the role of imagination in perception. In his PhD project, he is currently studying perceptual mechanisms related to Shared Perception on humans and developing Shared Perception abilities on the humanoid robot iCub. In general, Shared Perception includes any mechanism humans use when they gather what they perceive of the environment with what others are perceiving of it. Humans are indeed able to integrate their perception, with others' intentionality toward the same thing. This enhances perception of the world and allows collaboration. In this sense, Shared Perception is a fundamental ability also to foster a more natural and effective human-robot interaction.


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

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., 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
Venturini F., Mazzola C., Marassi M.
A specific role for Damasio’s Somatic Markers in artificial decision-making: advantages and potentials for future implementations
IEEE ICDL 2021 Workshop Feel-COG – the role of affect in the development of cognition
Abstract Report Conference
Bavazzano I., Mazzola C., Belgiovine G., Casadio M., Sciutti A.
Context dependency in a social rehabilitation scenario
IEEE ICDL 2021 Workshop Spatio-temporal Aspects of Embodied Predictive Processing
Abstract Report Conference
Incao S., Mazzola C.
The paradox of virtual embodiment: the body schema in Virtual Reality aesthetic experience
SPEAKING BODIES CONFERENCE Embodied Cognition at the Crossroads of Philosophy, Linguistics, Psychology and Artificial Intelligence, vol. 66, (no. 2), pp. 131-139
Mazzola C., Aroyo A.M., Rea F., Sciutti A.
Interacting with a social robot affects visual perception of space
ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, pp. 549-557
Conference Paper 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.'