Dr Matteo Leonetti

Dr Matteo Leonetti


Matteo is a Lecturer in the School of Computing at the University of Leeds. His research focuses on decision making, planning and reinforcement learning for autonomous robots. Before coming to Leeds he was a post-doc at the University of Texas at Austin, working with Prof. Peter Stone. Before that, he was a post-doc at the Italian Institute of Technology, working with Dr Petar Kormushev. He received a PhD in Computer Engineering from Sapienza, University of Rome, under the supervision of Prof. Luca Iocchi.

Research interests

Matteo’s research revolves around robots that do things. He designs systems and algorithms to bring useful autonomous robots in our everyday life, capable of long-term, rational, and adaptive behaviour. His work usually has to do with automated reasoning, planning, or reinforcement learning, one way or another.

He is the director of the Sensible Robots Reserach Group.

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Research groups and institutes

  • Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence

Current postgraduate researchers

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