National Technical University of Athens - School of Mechanical Engineering
Control Systems Lab
Evangelos Papadopoulos Research Group


Welcome to the Control Systems Laboratory! The page you are visiting concerns the activities of the research team of Prof. E.G. Papadopoulos. 

The CSLab belongs to the Mechanical Engineering School (ME) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), at the Zografou campus. The CSLab is a part of the Department of Mechanical Design and Control Systems (MD&CS) of ME. For the Control Systems Lab general website click here.

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Athens, Zografou, GREECE




8 Ongoing - 25 Completed


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