Perception and Action

The team of Perception and Action studies how to exploit specific physiological signals and other unconventional communication channels to enhance human-machine interaction.

From the psychological point of view, research regards the examination of how sensory cues, active movements of the body, internal states (i.e., emotions) as well as social factors (i.e., presence of others) are integrated to support action control.

An important line of research is devoted to electroencephalography and transcranial magnetic stimulation. To this regard, brain-computer interfaces and neurofeedback are employed in order to better understand the mechanisms that are the basis of voluntary movement and develop new strategies to enable interpersonal communication and operation of devices thanks to brain electrical activity only.

The team has the capacity to design and characterize biomedical instrumentation, bio-systems, biological signals and images analysis and processing that are used in research mainly concerned, among others, with eye movements, handwriting, babbling, infant cry, gait analysis.

All previous competences are used in implementing new strategy for human-robot interaction and communication.