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The development of legged robots with capabilities close to those of animals opens new and valuable possibilities, such as reaching distant points through rough or slopped terrains, detecting survivors in earthquake ruins or workers in mine tunnels, helping in fire-fighting or de-mining tasks, or even exploring planets. The team’s research aims at advancing the state of the art in legged locomotion and more specifically in efficient and agile quadruped locomotion through the development of novel designs and control methods. More specifically, our goals focus on achieving efficiency, high-speed, robustness and versatility in quadruped robots.



Selected Publications

For complete publications list see here

Vlachos, K., Papadimitriou, D., and Papadopoulos, E., “Vibration-Driven Microrobot Positioning Methodologies for Nonholonomic Constraint Compensation,” Engineering Transactions of CAE, (Special Issue on Roboticsinvited), vol. 1, no. 1, 2015, pp. 66 -72.

Vlachos, K. and Papadopoulos, E., Design and experimental validation of a hybrid micro tele-manipulation system,” Artificial Intelligence: Methods and Applications, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, A. Likas, K. Blekas, and D. Kalles, Eds., vol. 8445. Springer, 2014, pp. 164–177.

Vartholomeos, P., Vlachos, K., and Papadopoulos, E., “Analysis and Motion Control of a Centrifugal-Force Microrobotic Platform,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, v. 10, No. 3, July 2013, pp. 545-553.

Vartholomeos, P. and Papadopoulos, E., “Analysis and Experiments on the Force Capabilities of Centripetal-force Actuated Microrobotic Platforms,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 24, No. 3, June 2008, pp. 588-599.

Vartholomeos, P. and Papadopoulos, E., “Dynamics, Design and Simulation of a Novel Micro-robotic Platform Employing Vibration Micro-actuators,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 128, No. 1, March 2006, pp.122-133.

Vartholomeos, P. and Papadopoulos, E., “Analysis and Design of a Novel Mini-platform Employing Vibration Micro-motors,” Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA ’05), April 2005, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 3638-3643.

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