George P. Kontoudis
Currently, I am a Ph.D. student working with Prof. Tomonari Furukawa and Prof. Kyriakos Vamvoudakis in the CMS Lab at Virginia Tech. I am also a Member and Research Associate of the OpenBionics initiative.
My research interests lie in improving the dexterity of robotic devices that operate in unstructured environments, focusing on anthropomorphic robot hands, exo-arm/hand assistive devices, bio-inspired mechanisms, and design optimization. More information can be found on my research project page.
NewsSep 2017: Paper accepted in 2017 IEEE Symp. on Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning (ADPRL)
Dec 2016: Won the Thomaideion Award from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
Aug 2016: Started my PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech
Mar 2016: Graduated with a Diploma (MSc) in Mechanical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
Nov 2015: Won the 2nd place in 2015 Hackaday Prize with the OpenBionics Initiative
Oct 2015: Published an assembly guide for the OpenBionics prosthetic hands
Oct 2015: Paper presented in 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
Oct 2015: Won the IEEE/RAS Student Travel Award (IROS)
Sep 2015: Won the Robotdalen Innovation Award with the OpenBionics Initiative
Jul 2015: Paper accepted in 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
Jan 2015: Published an assembly guide for the OpenBionics robot hands