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Andrikopoulos, Georgios, Dr.ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-9399-7801
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Biography [eng]

Georgios Andrikopoulos was born in Patras, Greece, in 1986. He received his Ph.D degree in the field of Automatic Control Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, in 2015. He is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher with the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering at the Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. His current research interests are mainly focused on the design, development and control of biorobotic systems via the use of soft pneumatic actuators, as well as robotic solutions for inspection and home service purposes. He has been involved in a number of European and National projects on biorobotics, inspection and industrial robotics including H2020 FETOPEN RIA “CompInnova”, Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) “BAHRT”, as well as research collaborations with companies and organizations such as Honda Research Institute Japan and Swedish Universities and Colleges. He has served as a reviewer for several international journals and conferences and he is a member of IEEE, CSS, RAS, IES, SPS.

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Andrikopoulos, G. & Nikolakopoulos, G. (2019). Vortex Actuation via Electric Ducted Fans: an Experimental Study. Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 95(3-4), 955-973
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vortex Actuation via Electric Ducted Fans: an Experimental Study
2019 (English)In: Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, ISSN 0921-0296, E-ISSN 1573-0409, Vol. 95, no 3-4, p. 955-973Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The presented work investigates the potential of utilizing commercially available Electric Ducted Fans (EDFs) as adhesion actuators, while providing a novel insight on the analysis of the adhesion nature related to negative pressure and thrust force generation against a target surface. To this goal, a novel EDF-based Vortex Actuation Setup (VAS) is proposed for monitoring important properties such as adhesion force, pressure distribution, current draw, motor temperature etc. during the VAS’ operation when placed in variable distances from a test surface. In addition, this work is contributing towards the novel evaluation of different design variables and modifications to original EDF structures, with the goal of analyzing their effect on the prototype VAS, while optimizing its adhesion efficiency for its future incorporation in a wall-climbing robot for inspection and repair purposes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Netherlands, 2019
Keywords
Electric Ducted Fans, Vortex Actuation, Negative Pressure, Adhesion Force, Climbing Robot
National Category
Robotics
Research subject
Control Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-70793 (URN)10.1007/s10846-018-0925-2 (DOI)000478758000012 ()
Projects
FET-OPEN "CompInnova"
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020, 665238
Note

Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-08-22 (johcin)

Available from: 2018-09-07 Created: 2018-09-07 Last updated: 2019-08-22Bibliographically approved
Zachiotis, G., Andrikopoulos, G., Gornez, R., Nakamura, K. & Nikolakopoulos, G. (2018). A Survey on the Application Trends of Home Service Robotics. In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO): . Paper presented at 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12-15 december 2018 (pp. 1999-2006). IEEE
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2018 (English)In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), IEEE, 2018, p. 1999-2006Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The area of service robots has steadily gained interest over the years as an attempt for deploying robots to tackle problems faced in our everyday lives. In this article, a survey on the application areas of home service robots is presented. A collection of robotic appliances is selected to be introduced based on their application objective of being an active part in a home environment. The dominant application areas of robotic home service are identified and overviewed through the governing dipole of: a) consumer, and b) research. The functional capabilities of each robot are addressed from a design and specification point of view, in order to highlight their key enabling features and justify their inclusion to each application area.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE, 2018
Keywords
Speech recognition, Face recognition, Robot sensing systems, Service robots, Emotion recognition, Navigation
National Category
Control Engineering
Research subject
Control Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-73554 (URN)10.1109/ROBIO.2018.8665127 (DOI)
Conference
2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12-15 december 2018
Available from: 2019-04-11 Created: 2019-04-11 Last updated: 2019-04-11Bibliographically approved
Kostopoulos, V., Psarras, S., Loutas, T., Sotiriadis, G., Gray, I., Padiyar, M., . . . Nikolakopoulos, G. (2018). Autonomous Inspection and Repair of Aircraft Composite Structures. In: P. Kopacek; B. Ibrahimov (Ed.), 18th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability TECIS 2018: . Paper presented at 18th International-Federation-of-Automatic-Control (IFAC) Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS), September 13-15, 2018, Baku, AZERBAIJAN. (pp. 554-557). Elsevier, 51
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Autonomous Inspection and Repair of Aircraft Composite Structures
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2018 (English)In: 18th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability TECIS 2018 / [ed] P. Kopacek; B. Ibrahimov, Elsevier, 2018, Vol. 51, p. 554-557Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper deals with the development of an innovative approach for inspection and repair of damage in aeronautical composites that took place in the first two years of the H2020 Compinnova project which. The aim is a newly designed robotic platform for autonomous inspection using combined infrared thermography (IRT) and phased array (PA) non-destructive investigation for damage detection and characterization, while integrated with laser repaircapabilities. This will affect the increasing societal need for safer aircraft in the lowest possible cost, while new and effective techniques of inspection are needed because of the rapidly expanding use of composites in the aerospace industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Series
IFAC-PapersOnLine, ISSN 2405-8963 ; 30
National Category
Control Engineering
Research subject
Control Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-72318 (URN)10.1016/j.ifacol.2018.11.267 (DOI)000451096700105 ()2-s2.0-85057019527 (Scopus ID)
Conference
18th International-Federation-of-Automatic-Control (IFAC) Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS), September 13-15, 2018, Baku, AZERBAIJAN.
Available from: 2018-12-18 Created: 2018-12-18 Last updated: 2018-12-18Bibliographically approved
Andrikopoulos, G. & Nikolakopoulos, G. (2018). Design, Development and Experimental Evaluation of a Vortex Actuation System. In: : . Paper presented at 2018 14th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA), 2-4 July 2018, Oulu, Finland. Piscataway, NJ, Article ID 8449151.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Design, Development and Experimental Evaluation of a Vortex Actuation System
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this article, the potential of utilizing a commercially available Electric Ducted Fan (EDF) as a negative-pressure actuator for adhesion purposes is experimentally tested. To this purpose, a novel EDF-based Vortex Actuation System (VAS) is proposed and presented from a design, development and experimental evaluation perspective. The effect of different EDF design properties and design alterations to the actuation system is analyzed, for providing novel considerations on optimizing the adhesion efficiency of such a system.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Piscataway, NJ: , 2018
National Category
Control Engineering
Research subject
Control Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-71016 (URN)10.1109/MESA.2018.8449151 (DOI)2-s2.0-85053913225 (Scopus ID)978-1-5386-4643-4 (ISBN)
Conference
2018 14th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA), 2-4 July 2018, Oulu, Finland
Available from: 2018-10-01 Created: 2018-10-01 Last updated: 2019-01-11Bibliographically approved
Andrikopoulos, G. & Nikolakopoulos, G. (2018). HUmanoid Robotic Leg via pneumatic muscle actuators: implementation and control. Meccanica (Milano. Print), 53(1-2), 465-480
Open this publication in new window or tab >>HUmanoid Robotic Leg via pneumatic muscle actuators: implementation and control
2018 (English)In: Meccanica (Milano. Print), ISSN 0025-6455, E-ISSN 1572-9648, Vol. 53, no 1-2, p. 465-480Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, a HUmanoid Robotic Leg (HURL) via the utilization of pneumatic muscle actuators (PMAs) is presented. PMAs are a pneumatic form of actuation possessing crucial attributes for the implementation of a design that mimics the motion characteristics of a human ankle. HURL acts as a feasibility study in the conceptual goal of developing a 10 degree-of-freedom (DoF) lower-limb humanoid for compliance and postural control, while serving as a knowledge basis for its future alternative use in prosthetic robotics. HURL’s design properties are described in detail, while its 2-DoF motion capabilities (dorsiflexion–plantar flexion, eversion–inversion) are experimentally evaluated via an advanced nonlinear PID-based control algorithm.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2018
Keywords
pneumatic muscle actuators, robotic leg, humanoid systems, Nonlinear PID control
National Category
Robotics Control Engineering
Research subject
Control Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-65436 (URN)10.1007/s11012-017-0738-6 (DOI)000424460100029 ()
Projects
BAHRT (Vetenskapsradet - Grant No. 2014-3381)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014-3381
Note

Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-02-09 (rokbeg)

Available from: 2017-08-31 Created: 2017-08-31 Last updated: 2018-03-02Bibliographically approved
Andrikopoulos, G. & Nikolakopoulos, G. (2017). Design, development and control of a human-inspired two-arm robot via Pneumatic Artificial Muscles. In: 2017 25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2017: . Paper presented at 25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2017, University of Malta, Valletta, Malta, 3-6 July 2017 (pp. 241-246). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Article ID 7984125.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Design, development and control of a human-inspired two-arm robot via Pneumatic Artificial Muscles
2017 (English)In: 2017 25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2017, Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017, p. 241-246, article id 7984125Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this article, the design and implementation of a 10 Degree-of-Freedom (DoF) human-inspired two-arm robot is presented. Multiple Pneumatic Artificial Muscles (PAMs) in antagonistic formations are incorporated for undertaking the two arms' movements, while the design goal is the replication of human-like motion patterns, described by smoothness, inherent compliance and accuracy. To evaluate the feasibility of the proposed concept, the 10-DoF robot is developed and experimentally tested in open and closed-loop control scenarios via the use of a multiple Advanced Nonlinear PID (ANPID) based scheme.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017
Series
Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, ISSN 2325-369X
National Category
Control Engineering
Research subject
Control Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-65602 (URN)10.1109/MED.2017.7984125 (DOI)000426926300040 ()2-s2.0-85028518321 (Scopus ID)9781509045334 (ISBN)
Conference
25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2017, University of Malta, Valletta, Malta, 3-6 July 2017
Available from: 2017-09-12 Created: 2017-09-12 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved
Brusell, A., Andrikopoulos, G. & Nikolakopoulos, G. (2017). Novel considerations on the negative pressure adhesion of electric ducted fans: An experimental study. In: 2017 25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2017: . Paper presented at 25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2017, University of Malta, Valletta, Malta, 3-6 July 2017 (pp. 1404-1409). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Article ID 7984315.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Novel considerations on the negative pressure adhesion of electric ducted fans: An experimental study
2017 (English)In: 2017 25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2017, Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017, p. 1404-1409, article id 7984315Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this article, the potential of utilizing an Electric Ducted Fan (EDF) as an adhesion actuator is investigated in detail, where an experimental setup is implemented for evaluating the EDF's ability to adhere to a test surface through negative pressure generation. Different design variables and modifications to the original EDF structure are tested, while their impact on the adhesion efficiency is experimentally evaluated. The presented investigation acts as a preliminary study to the goal of incorporating the resulting optimized negative pressure-based actuation method in a wall-climbing robot for inspection of aircraft fuselages

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017
Series
Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, ISSN 2325-369X
National Category
Control Engineering
Research subject
Control Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-65451 (URN)10.1109/MED.2017.7984315 (DOI)000426926300230 ()2-s2.0-85027856224 (Scopus ID)9781509045334 (ISBN)
Conference
25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2017, University of Malta, Valletta, Malta, 3-6 July 2017
Available from: 2017-09-01 Created: 2017-09-01 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved
Andrikopoulos, G. & Nikolakopoulos, G. (2017). On the design, development and motion control of a HUmanoid Robotic Leg via pneumatic artificial muscles. In: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2016: . Paper presented at 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2016, Qingdao, China, 3-6 December 2016 (pp. 1637-1642). Piscataway, NJ, Article ID 7866562.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On the design, development and motion control of a HUmanoid Robotic Leg via pneumatic artificial muscles
2017 (English)In: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2016, Piscataway, NJ, 2017, p. 1637-1642, article id 7866562Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this article, the design and implementation of a HUmanoid Robotic Leg (HURL) is presented. The motion of the HURL is achieved via pneumatic muscle actuators, a pneumatic form of actuation possessing crucial attributes for the implementation of a biomimetic design that mimics the motion characteristics of a human ankle. The HURL's properties are described in detail, while its 2-DoF motion capabilities (dorsiflexion - plantar flexion, eversion - inversion) are experimentally evaluated via an advanced nonlinear PID-based control algorithm

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Piscataway, NJ: , 2017
National Category
Control Engineering
Research subject
Control Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63044 (URN)10.1109/ROBIO.2016.7866562 (DOI)000405724600275 ()2-s2.0-85016730339 (Scopus ID)9781509043644 (ISBN)
Conference
2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2016, Qingdao, China, 3-6 December 2016
Available from: 2017-04-18 Created: 2017-04-18 Last updated: 2017-12-18Bibliographically approved
Brusell, A., Andrikopoulos, G. & Nikolakopoulos, G. (2016). A survey on Pneumatic Wall-Climbing Robots for Inspection (ed.). In: (Ed.), 24th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation MED: June 21-24, Athens, Greece, 2016. Paper presented at Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation : 21/06/2016 - 24/06/2016 (pp. 220-225). Piscataway. NJ: IEEE Communications Society, Article ID 7535885.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A survey on Pneumatic Wall-Climbing Robots for Inspection
2016 (English)In: 24th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation MED: June 21-24, Athens, Greece, 2016, Piscataway. NJ: IEEE Communications Society, 2016, p. 220-225, article id 7535885Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to present a survey on inspection applications of Pneumatic Wall-Climbing Robots (PWCR). In general, a PWCR utilizes negative pressure as its adhesion method, through mainly suction cups or negative pressure thrust-based mechanisms. Their main advantage being their ability to climb non-ferromagnetic surfaces, such as glass and composite materials, in comparison with climbing robots based on magnetic adhesion methods. A growing application area is the utilization of PWCRs for inspection purposes for accelerating the otherwise time consuming procedures of manual inspection, while offering the important advantage of protecting human workers from hazardous and/or unreachable environments. This article will summarize the key enabling inspection applications of PWCRs in the following areas: a) Construction, b) Industrial Infrastructures, as well as c) Aircraft applications.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Piscataway. NJ: IEEE Communications Society, 2016
Series
Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, E-ISSN 2325-369X
National Category
Control Engineering
Research subject
Control Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-31049 (URN)10.1109/MED.2016.7535885 (DOI)000391154900038 ()2-s2.0-84986190537 (Scopus ID)517f75b8-918c-4a7e-bcb7-a3ccb87e5d09 (Local ID)978-1-4673-8345-5 (ISBN)517f75b8-918c-4a7e-bcb7-a3ccb87e5d09 (Archive number)517f75b8-918c-4a7e-bcb7-a3ccb87e5d09 (OAI)
Conference
Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation : 21/06/2016 - 24/06/2016
Note

Godkänd; 2016; 20160419 (geonik)

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-12-18Bibliographically approved
Carholt, C., Nikolakopoulos, G., Fresk, E. & Andrikopoulos, G. (2016). Design, Modelling and Control of a Single Rotor UAV (ed.). In: (Ed.), 24th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation,: June 21-24, Athens, Greece, 2016. Paper presented at 24th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2016 (pp. 840-845). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Article ID 7536015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Design, Modelling and Control of a Single Rotor UAV
2016 (English)In: 24th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation,: June 21-24, Athens, Greece, 2016, Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016, p. 840-845, article id 7536015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this article, a novel Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Single Rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SR- UAV) will be presented. The SRUAV’s design properties will be analysed in detail, with respect to technical novelties outlining the merits of such a conceptual approach. The system’s model will be mathematically formulated, while a cascaded P-PI and PID-based control structure will be utilized in extensive simulation trials for the preliminary evaluation of the SR-UAV’s attitude and translational performance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016
Series
Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, E-ISSN 2325-369X
Keywords
Information technology - Automatic control, Informationsteknik - Reglerteknik
National Category
Control Engineering
Research subject
Control Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-32989 (URN)10.1109/MED.2016.7536015 (DOI)000391154900140 ()2-s2.0-84986236347 (Scopus ID)7b105bbc-e1f3-422c-9f1c-645e0f8eb667 (Local ID)978-1-4673-8345-5 (ISBN)7b105bbc-e1f3-422c-9f1c-645e0f8eb667 (Archive number)7b105bbc-e1f3-422c-9f1c-645e0f8eb667 (OAI)
Conference
24th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2016
Note

Godkänd; 2016; 20160419 (geonik)

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-12-18Bibliographically approved
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