Costas Tzafestas



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Costas Tzafestas

Costas S. Tzafestas,
Assistant Professor
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Division of Signals, Control and Robotics
Zografou Campus, Athens 15773, Greece.
Office: ECE Building, 2nd floor, room 21.11
Tel: (30)-210-772 3687 (office)
Tel: (30)-210-772 1527 (lab)
Fax: (30)-210-772 2490
Email: ktzaf@cs.ntua.gr


Short Biography

Electrical and Computer Engineer (1993) (NTUA, Athens),

DEA (1994) and Ph.D. (1998) in Robotics (Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France).

Currently, Assistant Professor at the National Technical University of Athens,
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Division of Signals, Control and Robotics.

Associate Editor of the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems (Springer).

Brief curriculum vitae: (4-pages PDF format, in greek)

Full Curriculum Vitae: (7-pages, PDF format, in english)

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Research Interests

My research interests are primarily focused in the domain of human-robot interaction and cooperation, and more particularly: telerobotics, virtual / augmented reality and haptics. I am currently working on: (a) Design, control and experimental evaluation of haptic display schemes, with main applications in the field of interactive medical simulation, (b) Adaptive control techniques for telepresence / telehaptics applications, and (c) Development and assessment of telerobotic control architectures and human/robot interfaces, with applications in the field of education (e.g. remote/virtual laboratories) .
Research activities are also oriented towards: (i) computer vision techniques and optical tracking with applications to natural / gestural human-robot communication, to robot visual servoing and to dynamic 3D reconstruction. (ii) dextrous manipulation modeling, adaptive control and learning issues (including the mechatronic design and development of a new anthropomorphic robot hand), and (iii) indoor navigation problems in the field of mobile (wheeled) service/intervention robotics.




Teaching

  Circuits theory (ECE, 5th semester)

  Robotics I: Analysis, Control, Laboratory (ECE, 7th semester)

  Robotics II: Intelligent Robotic Systems (ECE, 8th semester)

  Robot Control (Postgraduate Course on "Automation Systems")

  Virtual Reality and Haptics (ECE, postgraduate)

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Selected publications

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Contact Address

        Costas Tzafestas,  Assistant Professor

Address
        National Technical University of Athens,
        School of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
        Division of Signals, Control and Robotics
        Zografou, Athens 15773, Greece.

Tel.    (30)-210-772 3687
        (30)-210-772 1527 (secretary)
Fax.    (30)-210-772 2490

E-mail  ktzaf@cs.ntua.gr
Web     http://www.softlab.ntua.gr/~ktzaf

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Page last updated 7 March 2010.
Send mail to Costas Tzafestas (ktzaf@cs.ntua.gr)