Francesco Perrone

Room 409 Sir Alwyn Williams Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8RZ Glasgow
United Kingdom

Research title: Experimental Methods for Moral Behaviour Analysis in Human-Robot Interaction

Research Summary

My research focuses on those human-robot interactions which trigger the necessity of some level of moral capabilities on robot-side. My aim is to investigate, develop, and test theories and applications, to imbue robots with such capabilities, facilitating scalable and robust autonomous moral decision making in artificial agents.

My research interests currently focus on:

  • Machine Ethics
  • Computational Morality
  • Human-Robot interaction
  • Probabilities and epistemic justification
  • Possible world semantics 


Vinciarelli, Alessandro, Anna Esposito, Mohammad Tayarani, Giorgio Roffo, Filomena Scibelli, Francesco Perrone, and Dong-Bach Vo. "We are less free than how we think: Regular patterns in nonverbal communication." In Multimodal Behavior Analysis in the Wild, pp. 269-288. Academic Press, 2019


Lectures (Guest Lecturer)

  • 2015, University of Glasgow, Logic Moral Programing, Guest Lecturer
  • 2014, University of Glasgow, Argumentation Framework for Multidimentional Moral Thinking, Guest Lecturer

Tutoring (Computing Science)

  • LEVEL 1 (Undergraduate Courses)
    • 1CT: Introduction to Computational Thinking
    • 1P/1PX: Introductory programming in Python
    • 1F & HCI: Computing Fundamentals and Human-Computer Interaction 
    • 1S: Computer Systerms
  • LEVEL 2 (Undergraduate Courses)
    • ADS2: Algorithms and Data Structures 
    • AF2: Algorithms Fundation
    • WAD2: Web Application Development
    • OOSE2: Object Oriented Software Engineering 
    • NOSE2: Networks and Operating Systems Essentials 
  • HONOURS and MASTERS Courses
    • Networked Systems
    • Professional Software Development
    • Software Engineering 
    • DTA: Text as Data
    • Human-Centered Security
    • Web Science
    • Robotics Fundamentals
    • Machine Learning

Teaching Affiliate (Humanities)

  • DMIS: Digital Media and Information Science
  • Computing for Humanities Laboratory:
    • VR
    • 3D models and design
    • Introduction to AI

Seminars and Workshops

  • 2014, Research Seminar, The Morals in Machines, HATII Research Seminars Series

Additional Information

My experience working in subjects across formal methods and philosophical logic include fields and topics such as:

  • Application of Modal, Quantum, Deontic and Action Logics to Epistemology and Logic Programming
  • Transition Systems and especially Alternating-time Temporal Logic (ATL)
  • Normative ATL for Logic Programming

My philosophical klnowledge focuses on:

  • Epistemology
  • Metaphisics
  • Ontology
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Religion