Vasileios Vasilopoulos

Vasileios Vasilopoulos

Principal Engineer, Software

Ghost Robotics

I am a Principal Software Engineer at Ghost Robotics. Previously, I was a Senior Machine Learning Researcher at Samsung Research America (AI Center - New York). Prior to that, I was a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT. I generally work at the intersection of robot motion planning, perception and controls, and my research has mostly focused on algorithms and representations for reactive robot navigation and manipulation planning.

I obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, advised by Dan 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.

  • Robotics
  • Reactive Motion Planning
  • Machine Learning
  • Optimization
  • Dynamics and Control
  • 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

Recent News

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[03/04/24] I joined Ghost Robotics as a Principal Software Engineer!

[01/29/24] Paper HIO-SDF: Hierarchical Incremental Online Signed Distance Fields accepted at ICRA 2024.

[10/14/23] New arXiv pre-print: HIO-SDF: Hierarchical Incremental Online Signed Distance Fields.

[06/21/23] Paper RAMP: Hierarchical Reactive Motion Planning for Manipulation Tasks Using Implicit Signed Distance Functions accepted at IROS 2023.

[05/06/22] I will join Samsung Research in July 2022, working as a Research Scientist at the AI Center in New York!