About Me

I am a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT CSAIL, working with Prof. Nicholas Roy. I am a member of the Robust Robotics Group. My research focuses on motion and task planning in partially known or completely unknown environments. I am particularly interested in developing algorithms that make autonomous robots capable of interacting with the physical environment around them and solving tasks that require autonomous mobile manipulation. To this end, I frequently employ tools from motion planning, topology and perception.

I obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, advised by Prof. Daniel Koditschek at the GRASP Lab. 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.

Interests
  • Robotics
  • Motion & Task Planning
  • Reactive Planning
  • Mobile Manipulation
  • Legged Robots
Education
  • 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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[12/03/21] Invited talk at the University of Washington’s Personal Robotics Lab.

[12/02/21] Invited talk at Cornell’s Robotics seminar.

[10/13/21] Invited talk at USC’s Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) seminar.

[09/15/21] I joined CSAIL - MIT to work as a postdoc with Nicholas Roy at the Robust Robotics Group.

[08/12/21] Paper Reactive Navigation in Partially Familiar Planar Environments Using Semantic Perceptual Feedback accepted to the International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR).

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