Costas Tzafestas

Associate Professor   Division of Signals, Control and Robotics

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Brief Biography

Dr. Costas Tzafestas holds an Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree from NTUA (1993), as well as a D.E.A. (1994) and Ph.D. (1998) Degrees on Robotics from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6 University), France. His Ph.D. thesis was performed within the Laboratoire de Robotique de Paris on the topic of dexterous kinaesthetic feedback and haptic perception in virtual and telerobotic manipulation tasks. He has also served as a Research Associate at the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National Centre for Scientific Research “NCSR Demokritos” (Athens, 2000-2002). In 2003 he joined NTUA School of E.C.E. as a Lecturer on Advanced Robotics. His main research interests include cognitive assistive and medical robotics, human/robot interaction, telerobotics and haptics, also spanning robust, adaptive and intelligent robot control and robot learning with applications in advanced robotic manipulation, as well as in walking and mobile robotics. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 scientific publications in international journals, book series and conference proceedings. He has also participated as a principal investigator or group leader in several national and European research programs. He has been the Scientific manager of the MOBOT Project (FP7) and is currently the Coordinator of the BabyRobot Project (H2020) and the Technical manager of the I-SUPPORT project (H2020). He currently serves as an Editor-at-Large of the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems (Springer) and has also served on the IPC of many IEEE international conferences. He is a member of IEEE and of the Greek Technical Chamber.

Research Interests

Cognitive robotics, intelligent and adaptive robot control, robot learning, human-robot interaction, haptics, telerobotics and virtual reality, assistive robotics, medical robotics, dexterous robot manipulation, navigation and control of autonomous mobile robots


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