Master theses are available on different subjects and application domains, including:
Cognitive Robotics, Human Robot Interaction, Social Robotics, Robot Learning, Service Robots.
The expected work during the thesis will be to face and solve a real/realistic problem involving artificial intelligence techniques applied to robotic applications.
Problems addressed may come from real/realistic problems (also coming from collaboration with companies) and the solution are usually developed in a collaborative way with other researchers (including foreign universities, research institutes and companies).
The solutions realized will be tested on the robotic platforms available in our Lab and can possibly result into a scientific publication.

See Lab RoCoCo web pages for more details on running projects.

To investigate possible thesis within our lab, please send me an e-mail with the following prefix in the subject


Selected PhD and Master Theses that I supervised

PhD Theses


Master Theses


Daniele De Cillis

Francesco Del Duchetto
Francesco Del Duchetto, Ayse Kucukyilmaz, Luca Iocchi, Marc Hanheide
"Don't Make the Same Mistakes Again and Again: Learning Local Recovery Policies for Navigation from Human Demonstrations"
RA-L and IROS 2018 Special Issue on AI for Long Term Autonomy 18-0300,  2018


Eugenio Sebastiani
Hierarchical Task Network planning for service robots
Eugenio Sebastiani, Raphaël Lallement, Rachid Alami, and Luca Iocchi. "Dealing with On-line Human-Robot Negotiations in Hierarchical Agent-based Task Planner". In Proc. of 
International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2017).

Valerio Sanelli
Integrating Conditional Planning and Robust Execution in Human-Robot Interaction
Valerio Sanelli, Michael Cashmore, Daniele Magazzeni, and Luca Iocchi. "Short-Term Human Robot Interaction through Conditional Planning and Execution", In Proc. of International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2017).


Fabio Maria Carlucci
Knowledge Based Reasoning and Execution of Complex Behaviors for a Social Robot
F. M. Carlucci, L. Nardi, L. Iocchi, D. Nardi. "Explicit Representation of Social Norms for Social Robots",
In Proc. of the IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015.


Lorenzo Nardi
Robot Social Navigation through Human-Robot Collaboration
Lorenzo Nardi, Luca Iocchi. "Representation and Execution of Social Plans through Human-Robot Collaboration",
In Fifth International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2014), pp. 266-275, 2014.