Daniele completed a BSc in Mechanical Engineering (2011) in Pavia, Italy, an MSc in Mechatronic Engineering (2013) at the Politecnico di Torino and a PhD in Robotics (2018) in Pavia, working on energy-management algorithms for reducing the power consumption of electromechanical devices. Since 2018, Daniele has been working in the Mobile Robotics Group (MRG) at the Oxford Robotics Institute, first as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant and from 2023 as a Departmental Lecturer in Mobile Robotics. Furthermore, Daniele joined Pembroke College in 2022 as Part-time Stipendiary College Lecturer.
Daniele’s research focuses on creating intelligent, autonomous robots that can work with or for humans, mainly by applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques. He has worked on navigation and scene understanding, including mapping and localisation, detection, and segmentation, using different sensing technologies – from vision to laser to radar – and in diverse environments and conditions – from central Oxford to snowy Highlands.
Another prominent research interest is in the interplay of robotics and smart infrastructures to allow sensing and computing to be shared and elastically allocated for safe operation.