I am currently a research fellow in the Extreme Robotics Lab, University of Birmingham UK and my research is part of the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR). My work is highly interdisciplinary combining Artificial Intelligence, Human-Robot Interaction, human factors and psychology in order to make remotely operated robots (e.g. in Search and Rescue) more autonomous and efficient. I am particularly interested in robotic systems that can regulate their level of autonomy (e.g. variable autonomy in the form of Mixed-Initiative control or shared control) in order to actively assist human operators.
Previously, I received my PhD from the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham where I was supervised by Prof. Rustam Stolkin, Prof. Nick Hawes and Prof. Kimron Shapiro. I have been actively involved in teaching, supervising students, and public communication and engagement of robotics. Among others, delivering the “robotics master-classes” for the Royal Institution of Great Britain, the flagship organization for science outreach and education in UK. Also, leading the Birmingham autonomous robotics club in international robotics competitions.