Presentation of Prof. Nikos A. Aspragathos

Prof. Nikos A. Aspragathos from the Robotics Group of the Mechanical University of Patras, Greece will give a speech about „Intelligent planning and control for robot motion and dexterours manipulation“ on 06.07.2015 at 13:00 o’clock in G29-301.

Professor Nikos A. Aspragathos leads the Robotics Group Mechanical and Aeronautics Engineering Department, University of Patras. Electrical Engineering degree (1975) and PhD (1982) from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece. He was a visiting member of the staff in University of Newcastle (1983), UWIST, Cardiff (1987 to 1988), and CEA-LIST, Laboratoire de Robotique Interactive, Fontenay-aux-Roses, Paris (2011-2012).

He has published about 200 journal and conference papers and book chapters. He is a reviewer in about 30 Journals and more than 20 conferences. Member of the editorial board of the Mechatronics Journal, ISRN Robotics and International Journal of Automation, and Control. He joined more than 20 Scientific or Organizing committees of conferences and organized two national robotic conferences. Proposals reviewer or Jury member in Greece and aboard. Member of Advisory Group for New Robotics Engineering Book Series, ASME Press.


The main areas of the Robotics Group research and the developed methods will be presented.

  • Methods for motion planning of mobile and fixed base manipulators based on Genetic Algorithms, Neural Networks, Agent Theory and Computational Geometry. Combined scheduling and motion planning of single and multiple mobile robots and manipulators under obstacle and other constraints.
  • Intelligent control for dexterous manipulation of non-rigid objects such as fabrics and Human-Robot co-manipulation as well as grasping of fragile objects.
  • Methods for resolving the inverse kinematics by using multi-agent concepts and Neural Networks.
  • Optimal performance of current industrial manipulators, as well as the design and operation of metamorphic (reconfigurable) robots. Formulation of global and task based manipulability indices. Best anatomy determination of a metamorphic manipulators.

Applications of these methods for robotics in industry, home, agriculture and services.

Interested audience is very welcome.

Presentation of Prof. Nikos A. Aspragathos