Dr. M. Sfakiotakis is Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, and affiliated to the Computational Vision and Robotics Laboratory of the Institute of Computer Science, FORTH.
- Modeling, control and prototyping of bio-inspired robotic locomotion systems
- Micro-robotics for medical applications
- Design and control of biomimetic actuation mechanisms
- Development of simulation tools for robotics
- Real-time control system design and implementation
Participation in Research Projects
- EU FP7 ICT FET Project OCTOPUS
(Novel Design Principles and Technologies for a New Generation of High Dexterity Soft-bodied Robots Inspired by the Morphology and Behaviour of the Octopus)
- EU FP6 IST Project VECTOR
(Versatile Endoscopic Capsule for Gastrointestinal Tumor Recognition and Therapy)
- EU FP6 IST Project MATHESIS
(Observational Learning in Cognitive Agents)
- EU IST FET Project BIOLOCH
(BIOmimetic structures for LOComotion in the Human body)
Dr. M. Sfakiotakis received the Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering from Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1995; his M.Sc. degree in Communications, Control and DSP from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, U.K., in 1996; and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K., in 2000. At present, he is Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Electrical Engineering of the Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Crete in Heraklion, Greece, where he teaches courses on control systems, robotics and microcontroller applications. He is also an Affiliated Researcher at the Institute of Computer Science of FORTH in Heraklion, Greece, where he is involved in a number of EU-funded projects. His main research interests are in the areas of bio-inspired robotic locomotion and micro-robots for medical applications.