About Me

I am a final year Ph.D. candidate in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, affiliated with the Robotic Personal Assistants Lab and advised by Prof. Ross Knepper. My thesis research has focused on the design of planning algorithms for autonomous robot navigation in dynamic, multi-agent environments, with an emphasis on intent-expressive, socially compliant and adaptive motion generation. My work draws inspiration from studies on human behavior and tools from topology, machine learning and human-robot interaction.

In the past I worked on robotic grasp planning, under the supervision of Prof. Kostas J. Kyriakopoulos and Dr. Charalampos P. Bechlioulis at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), on robotic/prosthetic hand design, as a member of the Openbionics Initiative and on the evaluation of the anthropomorphism of robotic systems with Prof. Minas V. Liarokapis.

I hold an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell (2016) and a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from NTUA (2013). More details can be found in my CV.

News

11/20/2018: Paper accepted to HRI ’19.
09/06/2018: Paper accepted to WAFR ’18.
09/05/2018: Presented this paper at this workshop at IROS ’18.
08/03/2018: Attended the BMW Summer School Intelligent Cars on Digital Roads.
06/25/2018: Attended the Pioneers Doctoral Consortium at RSS ’18.
05/06/2018: Article accepted to IJRR. Preprint here and video here.
03/06/2018: Presented our Social Momentum paper at HRI ’18.
09/27/2017: Presented our paper on learning multi-agent path topology at IROS ’17.
07/15/2017: Presented a summary of our work at this workshop at RSS ’17.
03/06/2017: Attended the HRI Pioneers Doctoral Consortium at HRI ’17.
12/20/2016: Presented our paper on navigation planning with braids at WAFR ’16.