George Kontoudis

Ph.D. Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
Links: CV, Google Scholar, ORCID, GitHub

Contact

Email: gpkont@vt.edu
Telephone: +1 (540)-449-7026
Office: 230 Goodwin Hall, Blacksburg, VA, USA



About Me

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.

Research Interests

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.



News

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