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

Chemical Engineer, MSc.
PhD Student
Location:   T&SS Laboratory
Phone:   +(30) 210-772-2348

Kostas Nanos received his MSc in Robotics and Control from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2003. He works in the area of space robotics since 2002. His master thesis included path planning techniques for non-holonomic systems focused on free-floating space robots. Part of the thesis results was presented in the CISM_IFToMM ROMANSY ’04 and ICRA ’05 conferences. His current PhD work, also in the area of space robotics, focused at the dynamics, path planning and control of a space manipulator in the presence of angular momentum and flexibilities which both affect the behaviour of space manipulator on capturing space debris. Part of the results was presented in the AIM ’10 conference and in the special issue on space robotics of the journal of Intelligent Service Robotics (Vol.4, No.1). He is also participates in the development of a space emulator used to verify a number of simulation results. The emulator has been presented in several conferences including ESA’s ASTRA 2008. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece. He is also an IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) Student Member and RAS (Robotics and Automation Society) Student Member.

Research Interests
  Dynamical systems, robotics and mechatronics

Current Work
  Research Area: Space Robotics

Past Work

  Papadopoulos E, Paraskevas I.S.., Flessa T., Nanos K., Rekleitis G. and Kontolatis I., “Development of Simulator and Emulator System for Space Robot”, 1st Panhellenic Conference on Robotics, Athens, Greece, 23-24 February 2009, (in Greek).
  Papadopoulos, E., Paraskevas, I., Flessa, T., Nanos, K., Rekleitis G. Kontolatis, I.,“The NTUA Space Robot Simulator: Design & Results,” 10th ESA Workshop on Advanced Space Technologies for Robotics and Automation (ASTRA 2008), 11 - 14 November 2008, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.