• Analyse social behavior as being grounded in sensorimotor and informational coupling of agents through socSMCs
  • Measure and quantify coupling through socSMCs using information-theoretic tools
  • Derive formal models of socSMCs that can be used for robot control
  • Study neural mechanisms of socSMCs and their deterioration in ASD patients
  • Entrain and modulate social coupling in HHI and HRI; probe entrainment through benchmarking, comparing performance of robots and humans in social coupling
  • Test hypotheses on the impact of sensorimotor entrainment on subjective indicators of social relatedness
  • Test applications of the socSMCs model for improving social interaction in robots and for potential translational application in ASD patients