Emmanouil (Manos) Tsardoulias

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Robotics
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece

Tel: +30 2310 99 5922
Email: etsardou [at] eng [dot] auth [dot] gr

For detailed information about me you can visit my personal homepage.

Research Interests

  • Autonomous Robots (SLAM, navigation, path planning, full exploration/coverage, multi-robot systems)
  • Robotic architectures & middleware
  • Robot agnostic APIs & applications
  • Cloud robotics / Robotics & IoT

Education

2013 PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
PhD Thesis: “Artificial collective intelligence among a team of rescue robots”
2007 Diploma of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Diploma Thesis: “Emerging robot behaviors using genetic procedures”

Currently occupied

2015 – present

Technical Leader of R4A team (http://r4a.issel.ee.auth.gr/)

R4A (Robotics For All) is a robotics team focused on delivering enhanced functionality in/with robots, in a fast and easy manner. The team is manned from Faculty members and Researchers at the Electrical and Computer Engineering School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece that have been extensively working on middleware/software robotics. The RAPP EU and the PANDORA projects are two of the main assets of the R4A members’ portfolio.

2008 – present

Technical Leader of PANDORA team (http://pandora.ee.auth.gr/)

PANDORA is a robotics team in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, AUTH, Thessaloniki, as well as an IEEE branch. Team PANDORA has participated in the national RoboCup-RoboRescue competitions in China (2008-Suzhou, Hefei-2015), Austria (2009-Graz), Turkey (2011-Istanbul) and Netherlands (2013-Eindhoven), achieving the 2nd place in the Autonomy finals twice (2013 & 2015).

2015 – present

Temporary teaching staff, ECE, AUTH

  • 2015 – 2017 Intelligent and autonomous systems (Postgraduate)
  • 2016 – 2017 Intelligent robot systems (Undergraduate)
  • 2007 – 2012 Microprocessor systems (Undergraduate – Teaching assistant)
  • 2007 – 2012 Microprocessors & Peripherals (Undergraduate – Teaching assistant)

Previously occupied

2013 – 2016

Robotics researcher at RAPP project, CERTH / ITI, Thessaloniki (https://rapp-project.github.io/)

RAPP is a 3-year research project funded by the European Commission through its FP7 programme. The RAPP Project provides an open-source software platform to support the creation and delivery of robotic applications, which in turn are expected to increase the versatility and utility of service and assistive robots. The emphasis of this project is on applications targeted at elders in danger of social exclusion.

2010 – 2013

Developer at the Eudoxus project, GRNET, Athens (http://eudoxus.gr/)

Developer at the Eudoxus project, performed in colaboration with the Ministry of Education, Greece. Participation in I) the implementation of a web application for connecting the universities departments’ secretaries in a unified system for manipulation of the books’ distribution to university students and II) the implementation of a web application for the on-line payment of the publishing houses, according to their books’ distribution in Greece’s Universities.

2008 – 2010

Administrator & developer of the ΣE∆∆ιΣ project

ΣE∆∆ιΣ was an on-line system enabling the University departments’ secretaries to organize the specific of the book distribution, as well as the students to make selection. This tool was utilized in many departments of the Aristotle University, before Eudoxus.

2007 – 2009

Administrator of e-thmmy project

Administrator of the e-thmmy project. E-thmmy is an educational platform assisting students of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering to get on-line aids for courses, applying for laboratory courses etc.

Publications

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