I am a postdoctoral research fellow of the Maryland Robotics Center at 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 University of West Attica.

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Research Interests

My research interests lie in the intersection of robotics, control theory, and machine learning. 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. For more information, check the projects page.



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

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: 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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