M. Sfakiotakis

Dr. M. Sfakiotakis

Affiliated Researcher to ICS-FORTH
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Crete

Institute of Computer Science (ICS)
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)

Nikolaou Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton
P.O Box 1385
GR-70013 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone: +30 2810 391705
Fax: +30 2810 391601
E-mail: sfakios AT ics DOT forth DOT gr

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.

Research Interests

  • 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)
    Duration: 2/2009-1/2013
  • EU FP6 IST Project VECTOR
    (Versatile Endoscopic Capsule for Gastrointestinal Tumor Recognition and Therapy)
    Duration: 9/2006-2/2011
  • EU FP6 IST Project MATHESIS
    (Observational Learning in Cognitive Agents)
    Duration: 2/2006-1/2009
  • EU IST FET Project BIOLOCH
    (BIOmimetic structures for LOComotion in the Human body)
    Duration: 5/2002-10/2005

Short CV

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.

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