Vartholomeos Panagiotis


Vartholomeos Panagiotis

Assistant Professor

Robotic Systems

Research Interests

Design, modeling and control of robotic systems. Analysis and control of dynamic systems. Mechatronics. Soft-robotics for manipulation of delicate/fragile objects. Embedded systems for advanced lower-limb prosthesis. Robotically-assisted interventional procedures in MRI environment. Microrobotic manipulation.

Curriculum vitae

Dr. Panagiotis Vartholomeos received the M.Eng degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London in 2001 and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering/Robotics from the National Technical University of Athens, in 2007.

Since June 2021 is an Assistant Professor of Robotics, in the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, at the University of Thessaly, conducting research on robotic systems’ design, modelling and control, for biomedical and healthcare applications. From February 2019 until June 2021, has worked as a Principal Investigator at TWI-Hellas (Athens, Greece). His responsibilities included technical management of research projects, research on modelling and control of robotic systems, and writing of research proposals for grant acquisition. From January 2014 to January 2019, has worked as a Senior Researcher at the R&D and European Projects department at SingularLogic S.A, where he participated, as a research team leader, in EU research projects in construction robotics and in robotics for the healthcare sector (assistive soft-robots, mobile robots for healthcare logistics). During 2016 and 2017, has worked as an Adjunct Lecturer (on a contractual basis) at the National Technical University of Athens, where he taught courses related to electrical machines and drives. From January 2010 till September 2012 worked as a Research Fellow at Harvard University and at the Cardiac Surgery Bioengineering Lab at the Children’s Hospital Boston (a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital), where he conducted research on Image Guided Minimally Invasive Surgical Robots, under the supervision of Prof. Pierre Dupont. Panagiotis Vartholomeos has been the author of more than thirty-five peer reviewed publications in journals and international conference proceedings and has more than four hundred (non-self)citations. Has been nominated four times finalist for best paper award in top robotic conferences, such as IEEE ICRA and IROS.

Selected Publications

  • P. Vartholomeos et al., "Modeling, Gait Sequence Design, and Control Architecture of BADGER Underground Robot," in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 1160-1167, April 2021, doi: 10.1109/LRA.2021.3056068.
  • Karamousadakis, Michalis; Porichis, Antonis; Ottikkutti, Suranjan; Chen, DeJiu; Vartholomeos, Panagiotis. May 2021. "A Sensor-Based Decision Support System for Transfemoral Socket Rectification" Sensors 21, no. 11: 3743.
  • N. Chairopoulos, P. Vartholomeos, E. Papadopoulos, “Modeling, Simulation and Experimental Validation of a Tendon-driven Soft-arm Robot Configuration - A Continuum Mechanics Method”, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2019), Macau, China, NOVEMBER 4 - 8, 2019.
  • F. Taylor, A. Hamed, P. Vartholomeos, K. Masamune, G. Tang, H. Ren, and Z. T. H. Tse, "Intra-operative MRI-conditional mechatronics for therapy and diagnosis", Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 2014.
  • P. Vartholomeos, C. Bergeles, L. Qin, P. E. and Dupont, "An MRI-powered and Controlled Actuator Technology for Tetherless Robotic Interventions", Int. J. Robotics Research, vol. 32, no. 13, pp. 1536-1552, 2013.