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Alessandra Sciutti

Alessandra Sciutti was born in 1982 and received her Ph.D. in Humanoid Technologies from the University of Genova (Italy) in 2010. From 2010 to 2014 she has been working as a Post Doc at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) focusing on motor control, sensory- and sensorimotor integration and human robot interaction and from 2014 to 2018 she has been responsible of the Cognitive Robotics and Interaction Laboratory of the Robotics Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department of IIT. After a research period at the Robotics Lab of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and a research visit at the Emergent Robotics Laboratory of Osaka University she participated in the coordination of the EU FP7 IRSES CODEFROR project on the topics of Cognitive Development, Human-Humanoid friendly interaction and Rehabilitation. After working as Researcher at the Department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics and Systems Engineering of the University of Genoa she is currently researcher at the Italian Institute of Technology where she coordinates the ERC European Project wHiSPER. The scientific aim of her research is to investigate the sensory and motor mechanisms underlying mutual understanding in human-human interaction, with the technological goal of designing naturally interacting robots.