Francesca Marini graduated in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rome in 2013, with a master thesis in biomechanics concerning the validation of an innovative procedure for sensor to segment calibration in gait analysis. She did an internship at the mechanical and thermal measurements lab (Mechanical and Aerospace engineering division) of University of Rome "La Sapienza" and at Movement Analysis and Robotics LABoratory (MARLAB) at the Children's hospital Bambino Gesù, of Palidoro (Rome).
In April 2013 she was recruited as research fellow at the Italian Institute of Technology. Since January 2014, under the supervision of Prof. Pietro Morasso and Prof. Lorenzo Masia, she has been following a PhD program in Cognitive Robotics, Interaction and Rehabilitation Technologies at IIT. Her PhD project is mainly focused on robotic rehabilitation in children with neurological injuries.