Vasileios Vasilopoulos

Vasileios Vasilopoulos

Research Scientist

Samsung Research America

About Me

I am a Research Scientist at Samsung Research America, working on Robotics. I am particularly interested in developing algorithms that make autonomous robots capable of interacting with the physical environment around them and reactively adapting to unexpected conditions. To this end, I frequently employ tools from controls, 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.

  • 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

Recent News

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

[01/31/22] Paper A Hierarchical Deliberative-Reactive System Architecture for Task and Motion Planning in Partially Known Environments accepted at ICRA 2022.

[01/31/22] Paper Reactive Informative Planning for Mobile Manipulation Tasks under Sensing and Environmental Uncertainty accepted at ICRA 2022.

[12/03/21] Invited talk at the University of Washington’s Personal Robotics Lab.

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