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Dr. phil. Agnieszka Wykowska

Technical University of Munich

Chair of Cognitive Systems (Prof. Cheng)

Postal address

Karlstraße 45/II
80333 München

Research Interests

My background is cognitive neuroscience and my research areas are concerned with human perception and cognition in natural environments, social interactions in particular. Thus, I have a strong interest in social robotics, with the focus on human-robot interactions, from the perspective of the human. In my work, I use the methodology of social cognitive neuroscience: behavioral measures (RTs, eye movements), as well as the EEG/ERP methodology. I propose that objective measures should be used to examine human's readiness to be engaged in an interaction with a robot.



  • Wykowska A, Chaminade T, Cheng G: Embodied artificial agents for understanding human social cognition. Royal Society of London 371: 20150375, 2016 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )


  • Stefan Ehrlich, Agnieszka Wykowska, Karinne Ramirez-Amaro, Gordon Cheng: Predictive modeling of higher-cognitive processes involved in social engagement based on electroencephalography (EEG). Proceedings of the Bernstein Conference 2015 (Bernstein Conference 2015) , 2015Bernstein Conference 2015 mehr… BibTeX Volltext (mediaTUM)
  • Wykowska, Agnieszka Kajopoulos, Jasmin Obando-LeitÛn, Miguel Chauhan, SushilSingh Cabibihan, John-John Cheng, Gordon: Humans are Well Tuned to Detecting Agents Among Non-agents: Examining the Sensitivity of Human Perception to Behavioral Characteristics of Intentional Systems. International Journal of Social Robotics, Vol.5, Number 4, 7 (5), 2015, 767-781 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Wykowska, Agnieszka Kajopoulos, Jasmin Ramirez-Amaro, Karinne Cheng, Gordon: Autistic traits and sensitivity to human-like features of robot behavior. Interaction Studies Vol 16 (2), 2015, 219 -248 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )


  • Agnieszka Wykowska, Eva Wiese, Aaron Prosser, Hermann Müller: Beliefs about the minds of others influence how we process sensory information. Journal PLOS ONE 9 (9/4), 2014 mehr… BibTeX Volltext (mediaTUM)
  • Agnieszka Wykowska, Ryad Chellali, Mamun Md. Al-Amin, Hermann Müller: Implications of Robot Actions for Human Perception. How Do We Represent Actions of the Observed Robots? International Journal of Social Robotics, Vol.5, Number 4, (6/3), 2014, 357-366 mehr… BibTeX Volltext (mediaTUM)
  • Eva Wiese, Agnieszka Wykowska, Hermann Josef Müller: What we observe is biased by what other people tell us: Beliefs about the reliability of gaze behavior modulate attentional orienting to gaze cues. PLOS ONE (9 (4), e94529), 2014 mehr… BibTeX Volltext (mediaTUM)
  • Eva Wiese, Hermann Josef Müller, Agnieszka Wykowska: Using a gaze-cueing paradigm to examine social cognitive mechanisms of individuals with autism observing robot and human faces. nternational Conference on Social Robotics, Beetz, M et al. (eds.) Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer, 8755, pp. 370–379, 2014, pp. 370–379 mehr… BibTeX Volltext (mediaTUM)
  • Stefan Ehrlich, Agnieszka Wykowska, Karinne Ramirez-Amaro, Gordon Cheng: When to engage in interaction - and how? EEG-based enhancement of robot’s ability to sense social signals in HRI. IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 2014 mehr… BibTeX Volltext (mediaTUM)


  • Agnieszka Wykowska, Christine Anderl, Anna Schubö and Bernhard Hommel: Motivation modulates visual attention: Evidence from pupillometry. Frontiers in Psychology (Vol 4), 2013, Article 59 mehr… BibTeX Volltext (mediaTUM)
  • Marcin Leszczynski, Agnieszka Wykowska, Jairo Perez-Osoorio, Hermann J. Müller: Deployment of Spatial Attention towards Locations in Memory Representations. An EEG Study. PLOS ONE Volume 8 (Vol. 8 Issue 12), 2013 mehr… BibTeX Volltext (mediaTUM)