A Developmental Perspective on Cognitive Robotics for Interaction


  • Alessandra Sciutti


This lecture will focus on cognitive robotics, discussing how to empower robots to establish more intelligent interactions with humans. The aim is to create robots that understand our needs, desires, and intentions while being transparent in their behavior. We discuss how cognitive robots can improve HRI through predictive capabilities, informed decision-making, and autonomous adaptation. Drawing inspiration from the natural progression of human cognitive skills since childhood, we propose a developmental approach for designing more human-centric machines better suited at interacting with us.