Dr Matteo Leonetti


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

Research interests

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

I am the director of the Sensible Robots Reserach Group.

Research groups and institutes

  • Robotics at Leeds
  • Artificial Intelligence