Massimiliano (Max) Cappuccio is Deputy director of the Values in Defense and Security Technology group. His research in human performance and human-machine interaction attempts to combine different embodied approaches to cognition. As a cognitive philosopher and a technology ethicist, his research on intelligent systems is interdisciplinary and aims to integrate phenomenological analyses, empirical experimentation, and synthetic modeling. His current research focuses on skill acquisition and disruption, social-robotics, theory and ethics of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems. His early work has focused on mirror neurons theory, joint attention and deictic pointing, the frame problem of artificial intelligence, and the philosophical foundations of computationalism. During his career, he has produced more than a hundred original scientific contributions, including papers in journals, book chapters, collective volumes, special issues of journals, and papers presented at international conferences. He conducts an intense activity as an organizer of academic events, including interdisciplinary workshops, research seminar series, and international conferences (like the TEMPER workshop on Training, Enhancement, and Military Performance and the annual Joint UAE Symposium on Social Robotics).
Philosophy of cognitive science
Philosophy of neuroscience
Philosophy of mind
Philosophy & theory of Artificial Intelligence