Georgios Andrikopoulos
Georgios Andrikopoulos

Georgios Andrikopoulos

Forskare, Postdoc
Luleå tekniska universitet
Reglerteknik
Signaler och system
Institutionen för system- och rymdteknik
georgios.andrikopoulos@ltu.se
0920-492451
A 2555 Luleå

Biography

Georgios (George) Andrikopoulos was born in Patras, Greece, in 1986. He is a graduate of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Patras, and received his Ph.D degree in the field of Automatic Control Engineering from the same university, in 2015. He is currently working as a Post Doc with the Robotics Team / Control Engineering Group at the Luleå University of Technology in Sweden. His current research interests are mainly focused on the design, development and control of robotic systems via the use of soft and compliant actuators, as well as robotic solutions for industrial inspection, home service and medical purposes. He has been involved in European and National projects on biorobotics, inspection and industrial robotics, including H2020 RIA FETOPEN “CompInnova”, H2020 RIA ICT “Aeroworks” and Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) “BAHRT”. He has also initiated multiple national research collaborations funded by Swedish Universities and Colleges, as well as an international collaboration with HONDA Research Institute Japan. He is serving as a reviewer for several high-impact international journals and conferences and he is a member of IEEE (CSS, RAS, IES, Young Professionals).

Research Interests

  • Robot Design
  • Motion Control
  • Biomimetic Robotics
  • Inspection Robotics
  • Exoskeletons
  • Soft Actuators

Publications

  • Peer-Reviewed Journals

[J10]      G. Andrikopoulos, and G. Nikolakopoulos, “Vortex Actuation via Electric Ducted Fans: An Experimental Study,” in Springer’s Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems (JINT), August 2018, DOI: 10.1007/s10846-018-0925-2.

[J9]      G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, “Humanoid Robotic Leg via Pneumatic Muscle Actuators: Implementation and Control”, in Meccanica, Springer, August 2017, DOI: 10.1007/s11012-017-0738-6.

[J8]      G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, and S. Manesis, “Novel Considerations on Static Force Modeling of Pneumatic Muscle Actuators”, in IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 21, No. 6, pp. 2647-2659, December 2016, DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2016.2585503.

[J7]      G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, and S. Manesis, “Design and Development of an Exoskeletal Wrist Prototype via Pneumatic Artificial Muscles”, in Meccanica, Special Issue on Soft Mechatronics: Mechanics and Multi-physics of Compliant Transducers, Springer, vol. 50, no. 11, pp. 2709-2730, November 2015, DOI: 10.1007/s11012-015-0199-8.

[J6]      G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, and S. Manesis, “Advanced Non-linear PID Based Antagonistic Control for Pneumatic Muscle Actuators”, in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (TIE), vol. 61, no. 12, pp. 6926 – 6937, December 2014, DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2014.2316255.

[J5]      G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, and S. Manesis, “Pneumatic Artificial Muscles: A Switching Model Predictive Control Approach”, in Control Engineering Practice (CEP), Elsevier, vol. 21, no. 12, pp. 1653-1664, December 2013, DOI: 10.1016/j.conengprac.2013.09.003.

[J4]      G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, I. Arvanitakis, and S. Manesis, “Piecewise Affine Modeling and Constrained Optimal Control for a Pneumatic Artificial Muscle”, in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (TIE), vol. 61, no. 2, pp. 904-916, February 2014, DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2013.2254094.

[J3]      G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, I. Arvanitakis, and S. Manesis, “Switching Model Predictive Control of a Pneumatic Artificial Muscle”, in International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems (IJCAS), Springer, vol. 11, no. 6, December 2013, DOI: 10.1007/s12555-012-0176-0.

[J2]      E. Kelasidi, G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, and S. Manesis, “A survey on pneumatic muscle actuators modeling”, in Journal of Energy and Power Engineering (JEPE), vol. 6, no. 9, pp. 1442-1452, September 2012.

[J1]      G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, and S. Manesis, “Development and Control of a Hybrid Controlled Vertical Climbing Robot based on Pneumatic Muscle Actuators”, in Journal of Control Engineering and Technology (JCET), vol.1, no.2, pp. 53-58, October 2011.

  • International Conferences (Peer-Reviewed)

[C35]   G. Andrikopoulos, A. Papadimitriou, A. Brusell, G. Nikolakopoulos, “On Model-based Adhesion Control of a Vortex Climbing Robot”, accepted in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 3-8 November 2019, Macau, China.

[C34]   A. Brusell, G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, “Vortex Robot Platform for Autonomous Inspection: Modeling and Simulation”, accepted in Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), 14-17 October 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.

[C33]   A. Papadimitriou, G. Andrikopoulos, A. Brusell, G. Nikolakopoulos, “On Adhesion Modeling and Control of a Vortex Actuator for Climbing Robots”, in IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN), 23-25 July 2019, Helsinki-Espoo, Finland.

[C32]   A. Papadimitriou, G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, “Development and Control of a Differential Wall Climbing Robot based on Vortex Adhesion”, in European Control Conference (ECC), 25-28 June 2019, Naples, Italy.

[C31]   I. Gray, M. J. Padiyar, I. Petrunin, J. Raposo, L. Zanotti Fragonara, V. Kostopoulos, T. Loutas, S. Psarras, G. Sotiriadis, V. Tzitzilonis, K. Dassios, D. Exarchos, G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, “Autonomous Inspection and Repair of Aircraft Composite Structures”, in 18th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS), 13 – 15 September 2018, Baku, Azerbaijan.

[C30]   M. Elbadawi, G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, T. Gustafsson, “Bio-Inspired Climbing Robots in Wet Environments: Recent Trends in Adhesion Methods and Materials”, in 15th IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), pp. 2347 – 2353, 12 – 15 December 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

[C29]   A. Papadimitriou, G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, “Design, Development and Experimental Evaluation of a Thrust Vectoring Vortex Climbing Robot”, in 15th IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), pp. 1341 – 1346, 12 – 15 December 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

[C28]   G. Zachiotis, G. Andrikopoulos, R. Gomez, K. Nakamura, G. Nikolakopoulos, “A Survey on the Application Trends of Home Service Robotics”, in 15th IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), pp. 1999 – 2006, 12 – 15 December 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

[C27]   G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, “Design, Development and Experimental Evaluation of a Vortex Actuation System”, in 14th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA), 2 – 4 July 2018, Oulu, Finland.

[C26]   I. Gray, M. J. Padiyar, I. Petrunin, J. Raposo, L. Zanotti Fragonara, V. Kostopoulos, T. Loutas, S. Psarras, G. Sotiriadis, V. Tzitzilonis, K. Dassios, D. Exarchos, G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, “A Novel Approach for the Autonomous Inspection and Repair of Aircraft Composite Structures”, in 18th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM), 24 – 28 June 2018, Athens, Greece.

[C25]   A. Brusell, G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, “Novel Considerations on the Negative Pressure Adhesion of Electric Ducted Fans: An Experimental Study”, in 25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), 3 – 6 July 2017, Valletta, Malta.

[C24]   G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, “Design, Development and Control of a Human-Inspired Two-Arm Robot via Pneumatic Artificial Muscles”, in 25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), 3 – 6 July 2017, Valletta, Malta.

[C23]   G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, “On the Design, Development and Motion Control of a Humanoid Robotic Leg via Pneumatic Artificial Muscles”, in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), 3 – 7 December 2016, Qingdao, China.

[C22]   U. Mamikoglu, G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, U. Röijezon, M. Pauelsen, and T. Gustafsson, “Electromyography Based Joint Angle Estimation and Control of a Robotic Leg”, in 6th IEEE RAS EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BIOROB), 26 – 29 June 2016, UTown, Singapore.

[C21]   D. Wuthier, D. Kominiak, C. Kanellakis, G. Andrikopoulos, M. Fumagalli, G. Schipper, G. Nikolakopoulos, “On the Design, Modeling and Control of a Novel Compact Aerial Manipulator”, in 24th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), 21 – 24 June 2016, Athens, Greece.

[C20]   E. Small, E. Fresk, G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, “Modelling and Control of a Tilt-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle”, in 24th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), 21 – 24 June 2016, Athens, Greece.

[C19]   C. Carholt, E. Fresk, G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, “Design, Modelling and Control of a Single Rotor UAV”, in 24th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), 21 – 24 June 2016, Athens, Greece.

[C18]   A. Brusell, G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, “A Survey on Pneumatic Wall-Climbing Robots for Inspection”, in 24th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), 21 – 24 June 2016, Athens, Greece.

[C17]   G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, D. Kominiak and A. Unander-Scharin, “Towards the Development of a Novel Upper-Body Pneumatic Humanoid: Design and Implementation”, in 15th European Control Conference (ECC), 29 June – 1 July 2016, Aalborg, Denmark.

[C16]   G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, and S. Manesis, “Motion Control of a Novel Robotic Wrist Exoskeleton via Pneumatic Muscle Actuators”, in 20th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA), 8-11 September 2015, Luxembourg.

[C15]   G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, and S. Manesis, “Incorporation of Thermal Expansion in Static Force Modeling of Pneumatic Artificial Muscles”, in 23rd Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), 16-19 June 2015, Torremolinos, Spain.

[C14]   T. Giannakas, G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, and S. Manesis, “On Energy Optimization of a Pulp and Paper Refiner based on Model Predictive Control”, in 23rd Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), 16-19 June 2015, Torremolinos, Spain.

[C13]   Y. Koveos, G. Andrikopoulos, I. Arvanitakis, O. Tsilomitrou, P. Partsinevelos, A. Tripolitsiotis, S. Manesis, and A. Tzes, “Development and Control of a Robotic Platform for a 3D Geographical Data System”, in SafeRhodes 2014: The Use of Novel Technologies in Prevention and Management of Natural Disasters | The Role of Civil Protection, 24-26 October 2014, Rhodes, Greece.

[C12]   D. Gryparis, G. Andrikopoulos and S. Manesis, “Parallel Robotic Manipulation via Pneumatic Artificial Muscles”, in 11th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO), 1-3 September 2014, Vienna, Austria.

[C11]   D. Gryparis, G. Andrikopoulos and S. Manesis, “Design and Implementation of a Parallel Robotic Manipulator via Pneumatic Artificial Muscles”, in 2nd Hellenic IEEE Student Branch Congress (HSBC), 1-3 November 2013, Nicosia, Cyprus.

[C10]   G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos and S. Manesis, “Non-linear Control of Pneumatic Artificial Muscles”, in 21st Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), 25-28 June 2013, pp. 729-734, Chania, Greece.

[C9]     G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, and S. Manesis, “Adaptive Internal Model Control Scheme for a Pneumatic Artificial Muscle”, in European Control Conference (ECC), 17-19 July 2013, pp. 772-777, Zurich, Switzerland.

[C8]     G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, I. Arvanitakis and S. Manesis, “Multi-Parametric Constrained Optimal Control of a Pneumatic Artificial Muscle”, in 10th Portuguese Conference in Automatic Control (CONTROLO), July 16-18 2012, pp. 135-140, Madeira Island, Portugal.

[C7]     G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos and S. Manesis, “An Experimental Study on Thermodynamic Properties of Pneumatic Artificial Muscles”, in 20th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), 3-6 July 2012, pp. 1334-1340, Barcelona, Spain.

[C6]     G. Andrikopoulos, I. Arvanitakis, G. Nikolakopoulos and S. Manesis, “A Switched System Modeling Approach for a Pneumatic Muscle Actuator”, in IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), 19-21 March 2012, pp. 833-839, Athens, Greece.

[C5]     G. Andrikopoulos, I. Arvanitakis, G. Nikolakopoulos and S. Manesis, “Dynamic Analysis and Cascade Movement Simulation of a Pneumatic Muscle Actuator”, in Modelling, Simulation, and Identification (MSI), 7-9 November 2011, pp. 407-414, Pittsburgh, USA.

[C4]     G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, and S. Manesis, “A Survey on Applications of Pneumatic Artificial Muscles”, in 19th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), pp. 1439-1446, 20-23 June 2011, Corfu, Greece.

[C3]     E. Kelasidi, G. Andrikopoulos, G. Nikolakopoulos, and S. Manesis, “A survey on pneumatic muscle actuators modeling”, in IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), pp. 1263-1269, 27-30 June 2011, Gdansk, Poland.

[C2]     G. Andrikopoulos and S. Manesis, “Development and Control of a Robotic Climber with Pneumatic Muscle Actuators”, in 2nd Hellenic Robotic Conference (HEROC), 9-10 December 2010, Patras, Greece.

[C1]        G. Andrikopoulos and S. Manesis, “A Study of the Behavior of Pneumatic Artificial Muscles in Industrial Applications Controlled by Programmable Logic Controllers”, in 2010 International Congress on Computer Applications and Computational Science (CACS), 4-6 December 2010, Singapore.