Vasileios Vasilopoulos

Vasileios Vasilopoulos

Postdoctoral Researcher

GRASP Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania

About Me

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering (ESE) of the University of Pennsylvania, working with Dan Koditschek and George Pappas. I am a member of the GRASP Lab. My research focuses on motion and task planning with legged robots in partially known or completely unknown environments. More specifically, I am interested in developing algorithms that make autonomous robots capable of interacting with the physical environment around them and solving challenging tasks that require mobile manipulation. To this end, I frequently employ tools from motion planning, topology and perception.

I obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (MEAM) from the University of Pennsylvania, advised by Dan Koditschek. I also hold a M.S.E. from the University of Pennsylvania and a Diploma from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), both in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Robotics
  • Motion & Task Planning
  • Reactive Planning
  • Mobile Manipulation
  • Legged Robots
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 2021

    University of Pennsylvania

  • M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, 2018

    University of Pennsylvania

  • Diploma, Mechanical Engineering, 2014

    National Technical University of Athens

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[04/30/21] Invited talk on Reactive Planning with Legged Robots in Unknown Environments at the MIT CSAIL.

[04/14/21] Organizing a workshop on the role of geometric and topological methods in Robotics at RSS 2021.

[03/31/21] Guest lecture on Reactive Planning in Unexplored Semantic Environments for Vasileios Tzoumas' class on Visual Navigation for Autonomous Aerial Vehicles at the University of Michigan.

[03/29/21] Started working as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Dan Koditschek and George Pappas at the GRASP Lab.

[03/15/21] Invited talk on Reactive Planning with Legged Robots in Unexplored Semantic Environments at the Georgia Tech IRIM Robograds seminar.