Maria Luce Lupetti is an Assistant Professor in Design at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft (NL). She studied 'Industrial Design' at ISIA Roma Design (B.A.) and pursued a master in 'Ecodesign' and a PhD in 'Production, Managment and Design' at Politecnico di Torino (M.Sc.) in Italy. During her doctoral studies on child-robot playful interactions, which was funded by TIM (the main telco company in Italy), Maria Luce was also visiting visiting research fellow at X-Studio, Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University, China. Prior to the current position, she was a postdoctoral researcher at AiTech and postdoctoral research fellow at AMS institute, The Netherlands.
Her current research, at the intersection of design, ethics, AI and robotics, is focused on understanding and designing responsible human-technology relations. Specifically, she investigates how critical design methods can be used to promote conscious and responsible approaches to AI systems development.