Nefeli Prokopaki Kostopoulou (2018-2019)
Nefeli Prokopaki Kostopoulou holds a BSc in Informatics and
Telecommunications (University of Athens, 2016), and an MSc in
Computing Systems (University of Athens, 2019). Nefeli
carried out her MSc thesis work at Roboskel, working with
supervised by Stasinos.
After graduating, she moved to the Data Engineering Group, also at NCSR “Demokritos”, to pursue her research interests in computational logic, artificial intelligence and protection and security of information systems.
Sokratis Beis (2018)
||Sokratis worked at Roboskel as an intern during his studies on Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens.|
Matthew Zidianakis (2018)
||Matthew worked at Roboskel as an intern during his study at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens. He advanced our work on ROS bag visualization and annotation, contributing the module for the laser scanner channel.|
Ilia Malfa (2018)
||Ilia worked at Roboskel as an intern during her studies.|
Charis Stamouli (2018)
||Charis worked at Roboskel as an intern during her studies on Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens.|
Georgios Kamaras (2018)
||Georgios received his BSc on Informatics and Telecommunications from University of Athens. While at Roboskel, we worked with Rulah to teach her how to climb steep inclines for his diploma thesis, Path Planning for incline terrain using Embodied Artificial Intelligence, supervised by Stasinos.|
|Leonardo and Donnie (2017-2018)||Leonardo is the third RADIO Robot prototype, and worked for the final RADIO pilots at Hospital Asil de Granollers, Spain during 2017-2018. Donatello (Donnie) was backing up for Leo, should Leo run into trouble during the pilots, but things turned out really well and he was never called into action. Both Leo and Donnie were retired when the FHAG pilots finished in early 2018.|
Katerina Zamani (2015-2017)
Katerina Zamani holds a BSc in Informatics and Telecommunications, and
a MSc in Advanced Information Systems from the University of Athens.
Since March 2015 she was a research associate at NCSR-D, working on
Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition and Similarity Learning issues.
At the end of 2017 Katerina moved on to pursue a carrier in industry.
Sek was the first full-time robotic member of Roboskel. He was a
custom-made robot and his first day at the lab was 31 January 2013.
He started out running ROS Fuerte over Ubuntu Precise, later moving on to Hydra. The ROS nodes for his IMU and Roboteq motor controller were developed by Andreas. His first task was collecting audio-visual and laser range data for experiments on speaker diarization, cooperating with Theodoros Giannakopoulos in the AVISPIRE project. He then helped Charalambos with his thesis project on navigation.
Sek also helped Giorgos with his thesis on Racing Robot Path Planning. This work was the basis for the race robot show that Sek was giving on Researchers’ Nights and the NCSR School Visits programme until his retirement at the end of the 2016-17 school season.
|Kostis Nikolareas (2017)||Kostis worked at Roboskel as an intern during his studies at the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras.|
Lefteris-Argyris Karampas (2017)
|Lefteris worked at Roboskel as an intern during his studies at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens. Lefteris worked together on Mano’s motor control under Maria’s supervision.|
Eleftheria Kotsoni (2016)
||Eleftheria worked at Roboskel as an intern during her studies on Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Thessaly. Together with Elena Diamantidou and Dimitris Malios, she worked on the second version RoboMAE, the robot sensor data annotation tool.|
Elena Diamantidou (2016)
||Elena worked at Roboskel as an intern during her studies on Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Western Macedonia. Together with Eleftheria Kotsoni and Dimitris Malios, she worked on the second version RoboMAE, the robot sensor data annotation tool.|
Dimitrios Malios (2016)
||Dimitris worked at Roboskel as an intern during his studies on Electronics and Communications Engineering, University of Thessaly. Together with Eleftheria Kotsoni and Elena Diamantidou, he worked on the second version RoboMAE, the robot sensor data annotation tool.|
|Iordanis Chatzinikolaidis (2016)||Nikolaos received his MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Nationbal Technical University of Athens. During his studies, he worked at Roboskel as an intern working on developing ROS drivers for Rulah together with Maria and Giorgos|
Andreas Lydakis (2013-2015)
Andreas Lydakis graduated from the Computer Engineering & Informatics
Dpt. of the University of Patras in 2013, and joined Roboskel
shortly afterwards. Andreas worked the software stacks of both
and also carried out research on
In 2015, Andreas moved on to pursue an MSc at the University of New Hampshire, USA, and then a carrier in the robotics industry.
|Nikolaos Tavoularis (2015)||Nikolaos received his MEng in Computer Engineering and Informatics from University of Patras. During his studies, he worked at Roboskel as an intern working on outdoors path planning together with Maria and Rulah|
Marinos Galiatsatos (2015)
||Marinos received his BSc in Informatics from Athens University of Economics and Business. Shortly after agraduating, he worked at Roboskel as an intern.|
|Georgios Kalpaktsoglou (2013-2014)||Georgios received his BSc on Mechanical Engineering from TEI Crete. During his studies, he worked at Roboskel as an intern.|
Charalambos Rossides (2013-2014)
Charalambos Rossides graduated form Electrical and Computer
Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in
July 2014. His academic interests include control systems, automation
and robotics. While at Roboskel, we worked with
on teaching Sek how to understand directions given in
human language for his diploma thesis,
Mobile Robot Navigation through an Unknown Environment towards a Predefined Target,
supervised by Stasinos.
His thesis led to a publication at SETN 2016.
After graduating, he was admitted for the Masters of Systems and Control at the Technical University Twente, the Netherlands.
Athanasia Sapountzi (2013-2014)
Athanasia Sapountzi participated in the Multimodal Speaker Recognition
and Localization project that Roboskel organized in the context of
IRSS 2013 (July 2013). She then joined Roboskel as an intern for her
Electrical and Computer Engineering degree at the Aristotle University
of Thessaloniki, where she worked on the improvement and the ROS
re-implementation the HPR method originally developed and prototyped by
for his BSc thesis. She was also involved in
the Roboskel demonstration at Researchers’ Night 2013 and worked
on using intensity information to improve the segmentation of laser
In early 2014 she moved on to FERCHAU Engineering, Germany, to pursue a career in industry.
|Antonios Emmanouil Gkikakis (2013)||Antonios received his BSc in Informatics from Athens University of Economics and Business. During his studies, he worked at Roboskel as an intern.|
Theodoros Varvakoudas (2012)
Theodoros received his BSc in Informatics and Telecommunications from
University of Athens. He was the first student to carry out his thesis
work at Roboskel,
supervised by Stasinos
and with substantial help from
Theodoros’ thesis Detecting Human Patterns in Laser Range Data also
led to a publication at ECAI 2012.
After graduating he was a research assistant at New York University Abu Dhabi and then completed the Edinburgh University MSc in Artificial Intelligence. After graduating he stayed in the UK to work in the industry.
Dimitris Bilidas (2011)
Dimitris obtained his BSc in Informatics from University of Piraeus
and MSc in Advanced Information Systems from University of Athens.
Dimitris was at the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications
during the XENIOS and INDIGO projects. After the INDIGO project ended
in 2010, he was there during the early Roboskel days working on
dialogue management and human-robot interaction together with
Dimitris moved on to pursue a PhD on distributed query processing at the University of Athens.