Scientific Publications

Journal Publications

  1. 1.Vartholomeos, P.; Vlachos, K.; Papadopoulos, E., "Analysis and Motion Control of a Centrifugal-Force Microrobotic Platform," Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on, vol.10, no.3, pp.545,553, July 2013. [pdf]

  2. 2.Vlachos, K., and Papadopoulos, E., “Analysis and Experiments of a Haptic Tele-Manipulation Environment for a Microrobot Driven by Centripetal Forces,” ASME Journal of Computing Sciences and Information in Engineering - Special Issue on Haptics, Tactile and Multimodal Interfaces, Vol. 8, No. 4, December 2008. [pdf]

  3. 3.Papadopoulos, E., Tsamis, A., and Vlachos, K., “Development of a Real-time Visual and Force Environment for a Haptic Medical Training Simulator,” Artificial Life and Robotics, Vol. 12, No. 1-2, March 2008, pp. 307-316. [pdf]

  4. 4.Vlachos, K., and Papadopoulos, E., “Transparency Maximization Methodology for Haptic Devices,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 11, No. 3, June 2006, pp. 249-255. [pdf]

  5. 5.Vlachos, K., Papadopoulos, E. and Mitropoulos, D., “Design and Implementation of a Haptic Device for Training in Urological Operations,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 19, No. 5, October 2003, pp. 801-809. [pdf]

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. 1.Spartali, I., Vlachos, K., and Papadopoulos, E., “Speed Control of Vibration Micro-motors of a Micro-Robotic Platform,” Proc. IEEE 21st Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED'13), June 25-28, 2013, Chania, Crete, Greece. [pdf]

  2. 2.Vlachos, K., and Papadopoulos, E., “Control Design and Allocation of an Over-Actuated Triangular Floating Platform,” Proc. 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’10), Anchorage, Alaska, May 3-8, 2010, pp. 3739-3744. [pdf]

  3. 3.Repoulias, F., Vlachos, K., and Papadopoulos, E., “Modeling and Control of a Triangular Floating Platform Driven by Rotating Jets,” Proc. IEEE 16th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED'08), June 25-27, 2008, Ajaccio, France, pp. 487-492. [pdf]

  4. 4.Vlachos, K., Vartholomeos, P., and Papadopoulos, E., “A Haptic Tele-Manipulation Environment for a Vibration-Driven Micromechatronic Device,” Proc. IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics Systems (AIM’07), Sep. 4-7, 2007, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. [pdf]

  5. 5.Vartholomeos, P., Vlachos, Κ., and Papadopoulos, Ε., “On the Force Capabilities of Centripetal Force-actuated Microrobotic Platforms,” Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’07), April 10-14, 2007, Roma, Italy, pp. 1116-1121. [pdf]

  6. 6.Vlachos, K., and Papadopoulos, E., “Using Force Control for Fidelity in Low-Force Medical Haptic Simulators,” Proc. IEEE International Conference on Control Applications (CCA’06), Oct. 4-6, 2006, Munich, Germany, pp. 181-186. [pdf]

  7. 7.Vlachos, K., and Papadopoulos, E., “Force Control Law Design for a Five Degree-of-Freedom Haptic Mechanism,” Proc. IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications (RA’05), Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2005, Cambridge, USA, pp. 232-237. [pdf]

  8. 8.Vlachos, K., and Papadopoulos, E., “Endpoint-Side Optimization of a Five Degree-of-Freedom Haptic Mechanism,” Proc. IEEE 13th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED'05), June 27-29, 2005, Limassol, Cyprus, pp. 674-679. [pdf]

  9. 9.Vlachos, K., Papadopoulos, E., and Mitropoulos, D., “Mass/Inertia and Joint Friction Minimization for a Low-force Five-dof Haptic Device,” Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’04), April 26-May 1, 2004, New Orleans, Louisiana, pp. 286-291. [pdf]

  10. 10.Papadopoulos, E., Tsamis, A., and Vlachos, K., “A Real-Time Graphic Environment for a Urological Operation Training Simulator,” Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’04), April 26-May 1, 2004, New Orleans, Louisiana, pp. 1295-1300. [pdf]

  11. 11.Papadopoulos, E., Vlachos, K., and Mitropoulos, D., “On the Design of a Low-force 5-dof Force-Feedback Haptic Mechanism,” Proc ASME 27th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference – 3rd Symposium on Medical Devices and Systems, September 29-October 2 2002, Montreal, Canada. [pdf]

  12. 12.Papadopoulos, E., Vlachos, K., and Mitropoulos, D., “Design of a 5-dof Haptic Simulator for Urological Operations,” Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’02), May 11-15, 2002, Washington, DC, pp. 2079-2074. [pdf]

Abstract-Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. 1.Vlachos, K., and Papadopoulos, E., “A Virtual Graphical and Haptic Environment for a Medical Training Simulator,” Proc. 4th INTUITION International Conference and Workshop, October 4-5, 2007, Athens, Greece, pp. 35-42. [pdf]

  2. 2.Vlachos, K., Vartholomeos, P., and Papadopoulos, E., “Evaluation of a Haptic Macro-Micro Tele-Manipulation System,” Proc. 4th INTUITION International Conference and Workshop, October 4-5, 2007, Athens, Greece, pp. 228-229. (poster session) [pdf] [gif]

  3. 3.Mitropoulos, D., Dounavis, P., Papageorgiou, S., Vlachos, K., Karistinou, A., Karayannacos, P. and Papadopoulos, E., “Virtual urethrocystoscopy simulator with haptic feedback,” European Urology Supplements, Elsevier Science, January 2002, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 7-7(1). [pdf]

Refereed Conference Proceedings (in Greek)

  1. 1.Βλάχος, Κ., και Παπαδόπουλος, Ε., “Μοντελοποίηση και Έλεγχος Υπερ-Επενεργούμενης Τριγωνικής Πλωτής Πλατφόρμας,” Πρακτικά 2ου Πανελλήνιου Συνεδρίου Ρομποτικής, Δεκέμβριος 9-10, 2010, Πάτρα, Ελλάδα. [pdf]

  2. 2.Σίδερη, Ε., Βλάχος, Κ., και Παπαδόπουλος, Ε., “Πειραματική Μελέτη Απτικής Ανάκλησης,” Πρακτικά 1ου Πανελλήνιου Συνεδρίου Ρομποτικής, Φεβρουάριος 23-24, 2009, Αθήνα, Ελλάδα. [pdf]

Abstract-Refereed Conference Proceedings (in Greek)

  1. 1.Βλάχος, Κ., Παπαδόπουλος, Ευ., “Σχεδιασμός και Έλεγχος Εκπαιδευτικού Εξομοιωτή Ουρολογικών Επεμβάσεων,” Πρακτικά 1ου Πανελλήνιου Συνεδριού Μηχανολόγων-Ηλεκτρολόγων Μηχανικών, Μάρτιος 28-30, 2005, Αθήνα. (Επίσης, Δελτίο Π.Σ.Δ.Μ-Η., Τεύχος 380, Σεπτεμβριος 2005, σ. 42-50).  [pdf]

  2. 2.Μητρόπουλος Δ., Δούναβης Π., Παπαγεωργίου Σ., Βλάχος, Κ., Καρυστινού Α., Καραγιαννάκος Π., Παπαδόπουλος Ε., “Σχεδιασμός και κατασκευή εκπαιδευτικού προσομοιωτή της ουρηθροκυστεοσκόπησης,”, Τόμος περιλήψεων, 16ο Πανελλήνιο Ουρολογικό Συνέδριο, Καλαμάτα, 2002, σ. 256. [pdf]

Mass Media-Presentations (in Greek)

  1. 1.Βλάχος, Κ., Παπαδόπουλος, Ευ., “Απτικές Τεχνολογίες για Μικροσκοπικά ή Εικονικά Βιολογικά Περιβάλλοντα,” ΠΥΘΑΓΟΡΑΣ, Συνέδριο για την επιστημονική έρευνα στο Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο, Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο, Ιούλιος 5-8, 2007, Πλωμάρι Λέσβου. [pdf]

  2. 2.Ζιώζιου, Μ., “Πρότυπος Εξομοιωτής Ουρολογικών Επεμβάσεων,” Εφημερίδα ΕΘΝΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗΣ, Κυριακή 17 Ιουνίου 2007, σελ. 70. [pdf]

  3. 3.Βλάχος, Κ., Ρεπούλιας, Φ., Χερουβείμ Ν., Παπαδόπουλος, Ευ., “Τεχνολογίες Βιομηχανικών Δικτύων, Διαγνωστικής και Ελέγχου,” Plant Management, Αφιέρωμα Αυτοματισμοί και Ρομποτική, Τεύχος 195, Ιούλιος-Σεπτέμβριος 2006, σ. 59-63. [pdf]

  4. 4.Βλάχος, Κ., Παπαδόπουλος, Ευ., “Ιατρικός Εκπαιδευτικός Εξομοιωτής,” Ελληνικές Ημέρες Έρευνας και Τεχνολογίας-Ευρωπαϊκής Συνεργασίας, Τεχνικό Επιμελητήριο Ελλάδας, Ιούνιος 22-23, 2006, Αθήνα. [gif]

  5. 5.Καλούμενος, Γ., “Εξομοιωτής Ουρολογικών Επεμβάσεων,” Εφημερίδα ΕΘΝΟΣ, Σάββατο 8 Απριλίου 2006, σελ. 45. [pdf]