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Federico Pecora

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Science and Technology


Phone: +46 19 303000

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Federico Pecora

About Federico Pecora

Short bio

I am currently Associate Professor in Computer Science at the Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems, where I lead the Multi-Robot Planning and Control Laboratory. I am a graduate of Computer Science Engineering at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", where I earned my PhD in 2007. I was previously a research assistant at the Italian National Research Council (ISTC-CNR), where I worked on AI tools for space mission planning on a grant from the European Space Agency.


My research interests lie at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. I focus specifically on constraint-based reasoning, automated planning, and search techniques for hybrid reasoning. Most of my recent work focuses on the use of these methods for plan-based robot control, multi-robot coordination, and the integration of these with robot motion planning and control. I have applied the methods I have developed in two broad application areas: service robots/sensor systems for use in domestic environments; and decision support tools for industrial applications with large autonomous vehicles. I am fascinated by the problem of using AI for robots, and I find that some of the most compelling research questions in AI originate from the use of model-based approaches to robot control.

I am the initiator and principal maintainer of the Meta-CSP Framework (, an open-source software API for supporting the theoretical study and implementation of hybrid reasoning algorithms. I am also the principal developer of an open-source library for integrated motion planning, coordination, and control for fleets of autonomous robots. Both
software libraries are used in industrial research and development by third parties, including Volvo, Scania, and Epiroc.

For papers, please see the "Publications" tab and/or my Google Scholar profile.


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