The CSLab belongs to the Mechanical Engineering School (ME) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), at the Zografou campus. The CSLab is a part of the Department of Mechanical Design and Control Systems (MD&CS) of ME.
Hello, I am Thanasis Mastrogeorgiou
Computer Scientist, M.Sc.
I am currently doing my PhD @ the Control Systems Lab of
NTUA, under the supervision of Professor Evangelos G. Papadopoulos. Μy research
focuses on perception, motion planning, and control for biomimetic legged
robots so that they can handle rough terrains and slopes.
I received a 4-year BSc in Applied Informatics at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki (Greece) in 2008, an MSc in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh (UK) in 2009 & an MSc in Automation at the National Technical University of Athens (Greece), in 2013. Since 2014, I have been working as a research assistant at the CSL (NTUA) and as a freelance software developer. Throughout these years, I have developed a solid background in the Robot Operating System (ROS) using C++, embedded systems (TI Industrial Development Kits, PC104 embedded computers, etc) and multibody dynamics simulation software (MSC Adams, Gazebo).
General Secretariat for Youth2011
Worked voluntarily in the Hellenic Post Office of Hydra during the summer season. This was part of the Hellenic Ministry of Transport and Communications “Holidays and volunteering” program.
ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth2017
Teaching Computer Essentials at the Association for the Social Support of Youth (ARSIS). ARSIS is a Non Governmental Organization, specializing in the social support of youth that are in difficulty or danger and in the advocacy of their rights.
PhD Candidate2016 - Present
Robotics: Perception, motion planning and control for biomimetic legged robots.
Interdepartmental Program of Postgraduate Studies in Automation2011 - 2013
Dissertation Title: Evaluation of the Webots robot simulation environment during quadruped robot motions, and comparison with alternative software.
Project Achievement: The project's goal was to build a Webots model of the lab's (NTUA CSL) Quadruped Robot and using Matlab programmed controllers perform a number of tests on various terrains in order to evaluate the software and the controllers.
MSc in Artificial Intelligence2008 - 2009
Dissertation Title: Learning Bipedal Locomotion Using Finite State Machines
Project Achievement: Building a framework that performs motion processing on demonstrated data, and reveals the information necessary, in order to “rig” a motion on an FSM representation.
Bsc (4-year) in Applied Informatics2003 - 2008
Dissertation Title: Autonomous Robot Navigation Within The Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio Simulation Environmen
Project Achievement: Analysing and evaluating the MRDS platform by setting up various robot navigation scenarios. Another important outcome of this project was a manual for the MRDS (in Greek) which can later be used by the university students on future projects.
• German: B2 (Independent user)
• English: C2 (Proficient user)
• Greek: Native
Senior Robotics EngineerJan 2021 - present
SOFTGRIP - Functionalised Soft robotic gripper for delicate produce harvesting powered by imitation learning-based control.
Robotics Software EngineerDec 2019 - Feb 2021
Researcher @ Legged Robots Team NTUA2014 - Present
INTELLICONT - Development and Manufacturing of Intelligent Lightweight Composite Aircraft Container.
Robotics Software EngineerMay 2018 - Dec 2019
Freelance Computer ProgrammerSept 2013 - Present
Computer Programmer | Web Developer.
Computer Systems Maintenance TechnicianSept 2009 - Dec 2010
Infosystem” international exhibition for computer science, telecommunications and digital technology, Thessaloniki (Greece)
Representing University of Macedonia I was responsible for informing the public on broadband services using specific demonstration scenarios (video streaming, video conference, distant learning, etc.).
• Excellent oral and written communication skills (presentations, experience abroad, personal interaction and written correspondence).
• Participation in various teams and ability to adapt to multicultural environments.
• Experience in both individual and team work
Papatheodorou, A., Mastrogeorgiou, A., Machairas, K., Koutsoukis, K., Papadopoulos, E., “EtherCAT Master for Laelaps II Quadruped,” ROS World 2020, Virtual.
Mastrogeorgiou, A., Elbahrawy, Y., Kecskeméthy, A., Papadopoulos, E., “Slope Handling for Quadruped Robots Using Deep Reinforcement Learning and Trajectory Planning,” IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, (IROS ’20), 25 - 29 October 2020, Las Vegas, NV, USA.
Mastrogeorgiou, A., Elbahrawy, Y., Machairas, K., Papadopoulos, E., “Evaluating deep reinforcement learning algorithms for quadrupedal slope handling, ” Proc. 23rd International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, (CLAWAR ’20), 24 - 26 August 2020, Moscow, Russia. Second Prize Award.
Bolanakis G., Machairas, K., Koutsoukis, K., Mastrogeorgiou, A., Loupis, M., and Papadopoulos, E., “Automating Loading and Locking of New Generation Air-cargo Containers,” Proc. 9th EASN International Conference on “Innovation in Aviation & Space”, Sept. 3-6 2019, Athens, Greece.
Mastrogeorgiou, A., Smyrli, A., Papadopoulos, E., Kecskeméthy, A, Gegenbauer, S., “Application of OpenPose deep learning algorithm for gait parameter identification,” ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics, Duisburg, Germany, July 15 - 18, 2019.
Mastrogeorgiou, A., Koutsoukis, K., Machairas, K., “Towards a controller for quadrupedal locomotion on compliant terrains,” Dynamic Walking Conference 2018, Pensacola, Florida, USA.
Mastrogeorgiou, A. and Papadopoulos, E., “Towards an Enhanced Controller for Stable Slope Climbing,” in ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics, June 29 - July 2, 2015, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Mastrogeorgiou, A., “Learning Bipedal Locomotion using Finite State Machines,” MSc Thesis, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, 2009. (Supervisor: I. Havoutis).
Τασούλα Καραϊσκάκη, «Ρομπότ με αντίληψη, το στοίχημα στο ΕΜΠ», Εφημερίδα Καθημερινή, σελ. 8, 21 Ιανουαρίου 2020.
Αντριάννα Παρασκευοπούλου, «Βραδιά Ερευνητή 2019», ΕΡΤ 1 Δελτίο Ειδήσεων στις 9, απευθείας μετάδοση, Παρασκευή 28 Σεπτεμβρίου 2019, 9:30 μμ.
Παπαδόπουλος, Ε., Μαχαιράς Κ., Κουτσούκης Κ., Μαστρογεωργίου Α., Μακροδημήτρης Μ., Σωτηρόπουλος Μ. και Βάλβης Ι., «Ρομποτικά συστήματα με έμπνευση από τη φύση>», Περιοδικό Μετάδοση Ισχύος, Αυτοματισμός, Τεύχος 224, Νοέμβριος-Δεκέμβριος 2018, σελ.34-37.
Mastrogeorgiou, A., “Evaluation of the Webots robot simulation environment during quadruped robot motions, and comparison with alternative software,” MSc Thesis, Interdepartmental Program of Postgraduate Studies in Automation, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 2013. (Supervisor: E. G. Papadopulos).
Mastrogeorgiou, A., “Autonomous Robot Navigation Within The Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio Simulation Environment,” BSc Thesis, Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2008. (Supervisor: D. Hristu - Varsakelis).
Control Systems Lab, Building M, Mechanical Engineering
National Technical University of Athens
- 9 Heroon Polytechniou Street, Zografou, Athens 15700, GREECE
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