I am a postdoctoral research fellow of the Maryland Robotics Center at the University of Maryland working with Michael Otte. I also contribute to the OpenBionics initiative.

I obtained my PhD in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech under the supervision of Dan Stilwell. I completed my MSc in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech advised by Tomonari Furukawa and Kyriakos Vamvoudakis. I received a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at National Technical University of Athens advised by Kostas Kyriakopoulos and Minas Liarokapis. I hold a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of West Attica.

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Research Interests

My primary research interests lie in the integration of robotics, control theory, and machine learning. What interests me most is the formulation of hybrid theoretical schemes and the development of novel robotic devices to bridge the gap between machine learning and autonomous systems. I am particularly interested in how learning algorithms and control theory can enable multi-agent systems to efficiently collaborate with minimal information exchange for robotic navigation and exploration tasks. Also, I contribute to the OpenBionics initiative on the design and development of affordable, open-source robot hands and prostheses.



Selected Publications

  • Fully Decentralized, Scalable Gaussian Processes for Multi-Agent Federated Learning (arXiv 2022) [pdf]
  • Kinodynamic Motion Planning With Continuous-Time Q-Learning: An Online, Model-Free, and Safe Navigation Framework (IEEE TNNLS 2019) [pdf]
  • Model-Based Learning of Underwater Acoustic Communication Performance for Marine Robots (RAS 2021) [pdf]
  • An Adaptive Actuation Mechanism for Anthropomorphic Robot Hands (Front. Robot. AI 2019) [pdf]


News

Jan 2023: Paper accepted to American Control Conference (ACC)
Sep 2022: Paper accepted to International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS)
Jul 2022: Paper accepted to IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)
Jul 2022: I will be the General Co-Chair of the RSS Pioneers Workshop 2023
Jun 2022: Selected for the Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) Pioneers Workshop [Pioneers22]
May 2022: Chapter appears in Brain and Cognitive Intelligence Control in Robotics, Taylor & Francis Group, CRC Press
Mar 2022: New preprint is out
Jan 2022: I will be the Online Platform Chair of CoRL 2022
Jan 2022: Started my postdoc at University of Maryland
Dec 2021: Defended my PhD dissertation in Electrical Engineering at Virginia Tech
Oct 2021: Paper appears in Frontiers in Neurorobotics
Jul 2021: Paper accepted to IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)
May 2021: Paper appears in Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Feb 2021: Two papers [ICRA21-1], [ICRA21-2] accepted to IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Jan 2021: Paper accepted to American Control Conference (ACC)
Dec 2020: Passsed my preliminary exam (PhD proposal) in Electrical Engineering at Virginia Tech
Aug 2020: Paper accepted to IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC)
Jan 2020: Paper accepted to American Control Conference (ACC)
Oct 2019: Gave an invited talk at the Workshop on New Challenges in Humanoid Grasping and Manipulation (Humanoids)
Sep 2019: Paper accepted to ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks and Systems (WuWNet)
Aug 2019: Paper accepted to IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids)
Jul 2019: Paper appears in Frontiers in Robotics and AI
Apr 2019: Paper accepted to IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)
Mar 2019: Paper appears in IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
Jan 2019: Paper accepted to American Control Conference (ACC)
Dec 2018: Defended my MSc thesis in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech
Sep 2017: Paper accepted to IEEE Symp. on Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning (ADPRL)
Aug 2016: Started my graduate studies at Virginia Tech
Mar 2016: Graduated with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at National Technical University of Athens
Nov 2015: Won the 2nd place in 2015 Hackaday Prize with the OpenBionics Initiative
Oct 2015: Released an assembly guide for the OpenBionics prostheses
Sep 2015: Won the Robotdalen Innovation Award with the OpenBionics Initiative
Jul 2015: Paper accepted to IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
Jan 2015: Released an assembly guide for the OpenBionics robot hands



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