Claire chatted to Francesco Giorgio-Serchi from the University of Edinburgh all about underwater robots, weather-proofing, and soft robotics.
Francesco Giorgio-Serchi is a Lecturer and Chancellor’s Fellow in Robotics and Autonomous Systems at the University of Edinburgh. His work encompasses the design and control of underwater vehicles for operation in extreme weather conditions. Previously he was a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, within the Fluid-Structure-Interaction group, where he worked on the design of soft-bodied, bioinspired, aquatic vehicles. Dr. Giorgio-Serchi holds an MSc from the University of Pisa, Italy, in Marine Technologies and a PhD in Fluid Dynamics from the University of Leeds.