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Davide De Tommaso works as research engineer in the Social Cognition in Human-Robot Interaction research group.

He received his master's degree in computer engineering from the University of Catania in 2010. He began his research activity at the Italian Institute of Technology in 2011 where he joined the Learning & Interaction group as a PhD student. In 2014 he obtained his PhD in Robotics, Cognition and Interactive Technologies. Today he is responsible for providing integrated solutions to support research activities in the design and development of experiments in human-robot interaction, in laboratory and clinical environments. In recent years he mainly deals with humanoid robots, EEG, eye-tracking and motion tracking systems, virtual and augmented reality.

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Ghiglino D., Floris F., De Tommaso D., Kompatsiari K., Chevalier P., Priolo T., Wykowska A.
Artificial scaffolding: Augmenting social cognition by means of robot technology
Autism Research
Article Journal
Roselli C., Marchesi S., De Tommaso D., Wykowska A.
The role of prior exposure in the likelihood of adopting the Intentional Stance toward a humanoid robot
Paladyn, vol. 14, (no. 1)
Article Journal
Ciardo F., De Tommaso D., Wykowska A.
A non-verbal “Turing test”? Human-like behavioral variability blurs the distinction between a human and a machine.
Science Robotics
Article in Press Journal
Marchesi S., De Tommaso D., Perez-Osorio J., Wykowska A.
Belief in sharing the same phenomenological experience increases the likelihood of adopting the intentional stance towards a humanoid robot.
Technology, Mind and Behavior, vol. 3, (no. 3)
Article Journal
Siri G., Abubshait A., De Tommaso D., Cardellicchio P., DAusilio A., Wykowska A.
Expectations about mental states of a robot influence performance in a collaborative task with a robot for males but not females
IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
Conference Paper Conference