Giorgio Metta is the director of the iCub Facility. He is on leave of absence from the University of Genoa where he used to teach courses on anthropomorphic robotics and intelligent systems for the bioengineering curricula. He holds a MSc cum laude (1994) and PhD (2000) in electronic engineering both from the University of Genoa. From 2001 to 2002 he was postdoctoral associate at the MIT AI-Lab . He is assistant professor at the University of Genoa since 2005 and with IIT since 2006. He is Professor of Cognitive Robotics at the University of Plymouth (UK) since 2012.
Giorgio Metta research activities are in the fields of biologically motivated and humanoid robotics and, in particular, in developing humanoid robots that can adapt and learn from experience. His research developed in collaboration with leading European and international scientists from different disciplines like neuroscience, psychology, computer science and robotics.
Giorgio Metta is author of approximately 250 publications. He has been working as principal investigator and research scientist in about a dozen international as well as national funded projects.