Dr. Lupetti, M.L.

Maria Luce Lupetti is an Assistant Professor in Interaction and Critical Design at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft (NL), and a core member of the AiTech Initiative on Meaningful Human Control over AI Systems.

Her research, at the intersection of design, ethics, AI and robotics, is focused on promoting critical perspectives in technology development.

Academic Background

Maria studied Industrial Design at ISIA Roma Design (BA) and pursued a master in Ecodesign (M.Sc.) & a PhD in Production, Management and Design at Politecnico di Torino, in Italy. During her doctoral research on child-robot playful interactions, which was funded by Telecom Italia, she was also a visiting research fellow at Haipeng Mi Lab, at the Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University, China. Prior to her current position, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at AMS Institute, The Netherlands.


  • 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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