Manolis Chiou Μανώλης Χίου

Manolis Chiou Μανώλης Χίου

Assistant Professor, Robotics & AI

Queen Mary University of London, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science


I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London, affiliated with the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.

My research focuses on Human-Robot Teaming and Human-Robot Interaction, aiming to develop robotic systems and AI for seamless collaboration between humans and robots, using their complementing competencies to achieve shared goals. A significant focus of my work is the study of human-robot teams and the interactions between humans, AI, and robots, drawing on methods from AI, robotics, human factors, and cognitive science. I emphasise application-driven research in safety-critical and hazardous environments via Variable Autonomy paradigms where humans collaborate with robots capable of dynamically changing their level of autonomy and autonomous behaviours.

Prior to QMUL I was a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, leading the human-robot teaming group and a co-founding member of the Extreme Robotics Lab. 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.

  • Human-Robot Teaming
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Variable Autonomy
  • Disaster Response Robotics
  • Remote Monitoring, Inspection, and Maintenance
  • PhD in Robotics & AI, 2017

    University of Birmingham

  • MSc in Computational Intelligence, 2012

    University of Sheffield

  • BEng in Automation Engineering, 2011

    University of West Attica (former TEIPir)


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