CHAIN ACADEMIC SEMINAR #27
CHAIN Seminar #27 “Adopting the intentional stance towards robots and its impact on mechanisms of social cognition”
In this seminar, Prof. Wykowska (Italian Institute of Technology) will present her group’s research on the “intentional stance” (i.e., prediction and understanding of an object’s behaviour based on the attribution of mental states) people adopt towards artificial agents.
This event is organised by CHAIN, Hokkaido University, and supported by the Toyota Foundation funded project “Pioneering “Artificial Subject Studies”: A New Framework for Advancing Interdisciplinary Studies on the Ideal Form of the Co-Existence Between Human Beings and Artificial Subjects” (D21-ST-0012, PI: Katsunori Miyahara).
Adopting the intentional stance towards robots and its impact on mechanisms of social cognition.
Prof. Agnieszka Wykowska is PI of the Social Cognition in Human-Robot Interaction (S4HRI) research line at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). Since May 2017 she leads as PI the ERC Starting Grant “InStance” (Intentional Stance for Social Attunement), carried out at S4HRI, IIT. Her research focuses on social cognitive neuroscience, social human-robot interaction (HRI), and social robotics for healthcare applications. She uses methods of neuro-cognitive psychology in HRI research: behavioral measures (eye tracking, psychophysics) and EEG. She obtained PhD in Psychology (summa cum laude) from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich in 2008. Her background is cognitive neuroscience (M.Sc. in neuro-cognitive psychology, LMU) and philosophy (M.A. in philosophy, Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland).