Dr Daniele Cafolla

Lecturer, Computer Science
Office - 334
Third Floor
Computational Foundry
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Daniele Cafolla received a dual MSc degree in mechanical engineering in 2012 at the University of Cassino, Italy, and Panamerican University, Mexico.  From 2013 to 2014, he was a visiting researcher at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. In 2016, he was awarded a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He was a Research Fellow at the University of Cassino, Italy, and at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in 2016 and 2017. Since July 2018, he has been the Director of the Biomechatronics Lab at the Clinical Research Institute IRCCS Neuromed, Italy. At the University of Rome Tor Vergata, he has been Adjunct Professor of Robot Mechanics and Applied Physics, and Research Fellow at LARM. In 2023, he joined the University of Swansea, United Kingdom, as Lecturer in Robotics & AI.

Dr Cafolla is involved in several projects regarding neurorobotics, assistive robotics, exploration robotics, humanoid robotics, mechatronics, sensors, biomechanics, mechanical design, human-robot interaction and rapid prototyping. He is the author of a book and several journal and conference papers. He is member of IFToMM, IEEE and I-RIM.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Humanoid robotics
  • Exploration robotics
  • Assistive, social robotics & AI
  • Intelligent human-robot interactions & interfaces
  • Industrial and medical applications of AI empowered robotics
  • Biomechanics
  • Mechatronics
  • Rapid Prototyping

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

My Theoretical lectures will be integrated with practical activities. By working together on course assignments, students will learn vital soft skills such as networking, cultivating the social capital required for pursuing a successful career. Furthermore, my student will interact with multicultural groups to understand different points of view, cultures and life style.

Research Award Highlights Collaborations