Carlo Mazzola

Carlo Mazzola
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia | IIT · Cognitive Architectures and Collaborative Tecnologies

PhD Student in Cognitive Robotics
I am studying shared perception on humans and implementing human-inspired social perceptual abilities on robots

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Introduction
At present, I am carrying out this research as a PhD Student in Cognitive Robotics. My fields of research are shared perception with Robots, inferential processes of prior knowledge on perception, cognitive architectures for robots built on a human-based approach, and the development of the thought about the artificial Self.
Additional affiliations
March 2019 - October 2020
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • I have been working within the ERC-funded project "wHiSPER". We studied some basic mechanisms of perception of space in humans to provide human-robot interaction with them and to establish a novel form of shared perception with robots.
Education
September 2016 - July 2018
September 2014 - July 2016

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Publications (11)
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Adaptive behaviour is essential for robots to establish natural social interactions with humans. It is grounded and develops from an adaptive perception of the environment and the other agents. At the intersection of social and cognitive robotics, this paper theorises interpretation as a fundamental instrument to provide such skills to robots. Firs...
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Visual perception of space and time has been shown to rely on context dependency, an inferential process by which the average magnitude of a series of stimuli previously experienced acts as a prior during perception. This article aims to investigate the presence and evolution of this phenomenon in early aging. Two groups of participants belonging t...
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Human perception and behavior are affected by the situational context, in particular during social interactions. A recent study demonstrated that humans perceive visual stimuli differently depending on whether they do the task by themselves or together with a robot. Specifically, it was found that the central tendency effect is stronger in social t...
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Human perception is based on unconscious inference, where sensory input integrates with prior information. This phenomenon, known as context dependency, helps in facing the uncertainty of the external world with predictions built upon previous experience. On the other hand, human perceptual processes are inherently shaped by social interactions. Ho...
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Human perception and behavior are affected by the situational context, in particular during social interactions. A recent study demonstrated that humans perceive visual stimuli differently depending on whether they do the task by themselves or together with a robot. Specifically, it was found that the central tendency effect is stronger in social t...
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The basis of a humane approach to others is the authentic comprehension of another subject. As humans, we can achieve this understanding well, and the reason lies in how we experience the world around us and other subjects in it. The development of robots capable of socially interacting and helping humans is progressing, even though they are still...
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Human perception is based on unconscious inference, where sensory input integrates with prior information. This phenomenon, known as context dependency, helps in facing the uncertainty of the external world with predictions built upon previous experience. On the other hand, human perceptual processes are inherently shaped by social interactions. Ho...
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New technologies implied in art creation and exhibition are modifying the traditional landmarks on which aesthetics has always focused. In particular, Virtual Reality artworks call the body into question when it comes to living a bodily experience within exhibitions accessible through technological tools that expand the human body's capabilities an...
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Human partners are very effective at coordinating in space and time. Such ability is particular remarkable considering that visual perception of space is a comple x inferential process, which is affected by individual prior experience (e.g. the history of previous stimuli). As a result, two partners might perceive differently the same stimulus. Yet...

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In general, Shared Perception includes any mechanism we use when we gather what we perceive of the environment with what others are perceiving of it. We are indeed able to integrate our perception, with others' intentionality toward the same thing. This enhances our perception of the world and allows us to collaborate with others. In this sense, Shared Perception is a fundamental ability also to foster a more natural human-robot interaction. Collaborative and social robots should indeed be endowed with human-inspired abilities to understand human partners, enhance their perception of the environment and create a positive context of interaction. Currently, I am therefore pursuing a double goal. On the one hand, understanding how human integrates their previous experience and others' perception into perception of the environment. On the other hand, developing shared perception abilities on the humanoid robot iCub.