Dr. Lupetti, M.L.

Maria Luce Lupetti is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, and part of the AiTech research initiative at TU Delft. 

Lupetti's research is focused on understanding and exploring the role of design in the development of new technologies, especially AI and robotics. Lupetti is particularly interested in the potential use of critical design research to steer technological development towards ethical and socially desirable future scenarios.

Academic Background

Lupetti holds a PhD cum Laude in Production, Management and Design from Politecnico di Torino (Italy; 2018). Her doctoral research, focused on child-robot play, was supported by the Italian telecommunication company TIM. Prior to her current position, Lupetti was a Research Fellow at Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS; 2018-2019), and visiting scholar at the X-Studio, Tsinghua University, Beijing (2016-2017). 


  • 2014 ─ 2018
    PhD, Politecnico di Torino
  • 2011 ─ 2014
    MSc in Ecodesign, Politecnico di Torino
  • 2007 ─ 2010
    BA in Industrial Design, ISIA Roma


  • 2018
    Research Fellow, AMS institute (ams-institute.org), Amsterdam, Netherlands 
  • 2016 – 2017
    Visiting Research Fellow, X-Studio, Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University (CN) 
  • 2014
    Research Fellow, Jol CRAB Lab,Politecnico di Torino, Turin (IT) 

Maria Luce Lupetti

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