Francesco Semeraro

PhD student, Mr

  • Room 1.19, Kilburn Building, Oxford Rd

    M13 9PL Manchester

    United Kingdom

Personal profile


Francesco Semeraro is a final year PhD researcher of the Cognitive Robotics laboratory, part of the Machine Learning and Robotics research group at The University of Manchester (UoM). He is also member of the Manchester Centre for Robotics and AI

Francesco Semeraro is the recipient of the DTP CASE Conversion award "Human-Robot Collaboration for Flexible Manufacturing" (Ref. 2480772), sponsored by the UKRI Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), in collaboration with BAE Systems plc. Under the supervision of professor Angelo Cangelosi, Francesco Semeraro investigates solutions based on robotics and machine learning for non-dyadic human-robot collaboration. 

Research interests

Human-Robot Collaboration, Human-Robot Interaction, Robotics, Deep learning, Reinforcement learning, Affective Computing

Office hours

Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm UK time


Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) from March 2021 under UoM. 

Subjects covered:

COMP34212 Cognitive Robotics
UCIL20122 AI: robot overlord, replacement, or colleague?
IIDS61311 Modern Information Engineering
COMP61011 Foundations of Machine Learning
DATA70132 Statistics & Machine Learning 2: AI, Complex Data, Computationally Intensive Statistics
COMP37212 Computer Vision
COMP26020 Programming Languages & Paradigms
COMP11120 Mathematical Techniques for Computer Science


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Robotics and Computation, University College London (UCL)

15 Sept 20182 Sept 2019

Award Date: 13 Nov 2020

Master of Science, Bionics Engineering, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna The BioRobotics Institute

21 Sept 20153 May 2018

Award Date: 3 May 2018

Bachelor of Science, Electronic Engineering, Universita di Pisa

24 Sept 201222 Sept 2015

Award Date: 24 Sept 2015

External positions

Robotics Engineer, Fieldwork Robotics Ltd.

20 Jan 202018 Sept 2020

Automation Engineer, Aidrivers Ltd.

15 Oct 20188 Nov 2019

Researcher, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna The BioRobotics Institute

1 Jun 201830 Sept 2018

Areas of expertise

  • TS Manufactures
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Human-Robot Collaboration


  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Machine Learning


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