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Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos

Senior Systems Scientist
Email: da1v@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: NSH 4531
Administrative Assistant: Christine Downey

I am a Senior Systems Scientist at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University and the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC). My work focuses on using robotics for discovery and exploration, and as a workforce for hazardous duty and in demanding applications.

Since 1998, I have led recognized robotic programs and produced robotics systems and technology for Robotic Search for Antarctic Meteorites (1998-2000), Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle (2001-2002),Gladiator (2002-2004), Tactical Unmanned Ground Vehicle (2005-2008), and Safe Operations of Unmanned systems for Reconnaissance in Complex Environments (2010-2012).

Currently I lead research and development of autonomous robots for mining of noble metals, novel robotic mechanisms for all-terrain mobility, and new methods for design and prototyping of unmanned ground vehicles.

Publications

Locomotion Strategies and Mobility Characterization of a Spherical Multi-Legged Robot
Bryan Wagenknecht and Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos

CMU-RI-TR- Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2010,August 15-18, 2010, Montreal, Quebec, Canada August, 2010

Control Strategies for a Multi-Legged Hopping Robot
Rolf Allan Luders, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos and David Wettergreen

CMU-RI-TR- Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent RObots and Systems (IROS 2008) September, 2008

Numerical comparison of steering geometries for robotic vehicles by modeling positioning error
Joaquin Gutierrez-Jaguey, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos and Jose Luis Gordillo

CMU-RI-TR- Journal of Autonomous Robots, Volume 23, Number 2, August 2007, pp.147-159. August, 2007

Experimental Characterization of a Robotic Inflatable Wheel
Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos , Michael D. Wagner , Chris Leger and Jack Jones

8th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space September, 2005

Design and Control of a Passively Steered, Dual Axle Vehicle
Michael D. Wagner , Stuart Heys, David Wettergreen, James Teza, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos , George A. Kantor and William (Red) L. Whittaker

8th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space September, 2005

Rover Design for Polar Astrobiological Exploration
Liam Pedersen, David Wettergreen, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos , Chris McKay, Matthew E. DiGioia, Dominic Jonak, Stuart Heys, James Teza and Michael D. Wagner

8th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space September, 2005

Spectroscopic Results from the Life in the Atacama (LITA) Project 2004 Field Season
Jennifer L. Piatek, Jeffrey E. Moersch, Michael Wyatt, Michael Rampey, Nathalie A. Cabrol, David Wettergreen, William (Red) L. Whittaker, Edmond A. Grin, Guillermo Chong Diaz, Charles Cockell, Peter Coppin, James M. Dohm, Gregory Fisher andrew N. Hock, Lucia Marinangeli, Edwin Minkley, G. G. Ori, Alan Waggoner, Kim Warren-Rhodes, Shmuel Weinstein, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos , Trey Smith, Michael D. Wagner , Kristen Stubbs, Geb Thomas and Justin Glasgow

Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXVI March, 2005

Results of the Inflatable Robotic Rover Testbed
Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos , Michael D. Wagner , Stuart Heys and James Teza

CMU-RI-TR-03-18 June, 2003

Principles of Computer System Design for Stereo Perception
Michael D. Wagner , David O'Hallaron, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos and Christopher Urmson

CMU-RI-TR-02-01 January, 2002

A Sensor Arm for Robotic Antarctic Meteorite Search
Christopher Urmson, Benjamin Shamah, James Teza, Michael D. Wagner , Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos and William (Red) L. Whittaker

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Field and Service Robotics July, 2001

The Science Autonomy System of the Nomad Robot
Michael D. Wagner , Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos , Kimberly Shillcutt, Benjamin Shamah, Reid Simmons and William (Red) L. Whittaker

2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation May, 2001

Robotic Antarctic Meteorite Search: Outcomes
Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos , Liam Pedersen, Benjamin Shamah, Kimberly Shillcutt, Michael D. Wagner and William (Red) L. Whittaker

2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation May, 2001

Autonomous Robotic Meteorite Identification in Antarctica
Liam Pedersen, Michael D. Wagner , Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos and William (Red) L. Whittaker

2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation May, 2001

Analytical Configuration of Wheeled Robotic Locomotion
Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos

CMU-RI-TR-01-08 April, 2001

Technology and Field Demonstration of Robotic Search for Antarctic Meteorites
Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos , Michael D. Wagner , Benjamin Shamah, Liam Pedersen, Kimberly Shillcutt and William (Red) L. Whittaker

International Journal of Robotics Research December, 2000

Evaluation of Computer Vision Algorithms for Autonomous Navigation in Polar Terrains
Nicolas Vandapel, Raja Chatila, Stewart Moorehead, Simon Lacroix, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos and William (Red) L. Whittaker

International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems January, 2000

Search for Meteorites at Martin Hills and Pirrit Hills, Antarctica
P. Lee, W. A. Cassidy, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos , D. Bassi, L. Bravo, H. Cifuentes, Matthew Deans, Alex Foessel, Stewart Moorehead, Michael Parris, C. Puebla, Liam Pedersen, Mark Sibenac, F. Vald?, Nicolas Vandapel and William (Red) L. Whittaker

Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXX January, 1999

Robotic Rock Classification Using Visible Light Reflectance Spectroscopy: Preliminary results from the Robotic Antarctic Meteorite Search program
Liam Pedersen, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos , William (Red) L. Whittaker, W. Cassidy, P. Lee and T. Roush

Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXX January, 1999

Short-Range Millimeter-Wave Radar Perception in a Polar Environment
Alex Foessel, and Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos

Proceedings of the Field and Service Robotics Conference August, 1999

Effect of Tire Design and Steering Mode on Robotic Mobility in Barren Terrain
Benjamin Shamah, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos , Michael D. Wagner and William (Red) L. Whittaker

Proceeding of the International Conference on Field and Service Robots August, 1999

Technology and Field Demonstration Results in the Robotic Search for Antarctic Meteorites
Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos , Michael Wagner and William (Red) L. Whittaker

Proceedings of the International Conference on Field and Service Robotics August, 1999

Sensing and data classification for robotic meteorite search
Liam Pedersen, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos , William (Red) L. Whittaker, Gretchen Benedix and Ted Roush

January, 1998

Autonomous Navigation Field Results of a Planetary Analog Robot in Antarctica
Stewart Moorehead, Reid Simmons, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos and William (Red) L. Whittaker

International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space June, 1999

Technology and Demonstrations for a Lunar Rover Expedition
Lalitesh Katragadda, John Murphy, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos , Deepak Bapna and William (Red) L. Whittaker

1996 SAE International Conference on Environmental Systems January, 1996

Patterned Search Planning and Testing for the Robotic Antarctic Meteorite Search
Kimberly Shillcutt, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos and William (Red) L. Whittaker

1999 International Topical Meeting on Robotics and Remote Systems for the Nuclear Industry April, 1999

Radar sensor for an autonomous Antarctic explorer
Alex Foessel, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos and William (Red) L. Whittaker

Proc. SPIE , Mobile Robots XIII and Intelligent Transportation Systems January, 1999

Specification and Role of the Sensor Manager In the Science/Autonomy System
Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos

CMU-RI-TR-99-08 December, 1998

Field Validation of Nomad’s Robotic Locomotion
Benjamin Shamah, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos , Eric Rollins and William (Red) L. Whittaker

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society of Photo-Optical Engineering November, 1998

Systematic Configuration of Robotic Locomotion
Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos

CMU-RI-TR-96-30 July, 1996

TILEBOT: Mobile Robot for Automatic Installation of Floor Tiles
Hagen Schempf , Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos and J. West

IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '96) April, 1996

Mobile Robot for Automatic Installation of Floor Tiles
Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos , Hagen Schempf and J. West

IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '96) April, 1996

A Prototype Locomotion Concept for a Lunar Robotic Explorer
Y Fuke, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos , Eric Rollins, Jack Silberman and William (Red) L. Whittaker

1995 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Vehicles September, 1995

Locomotion configuration of a robust rappelling robot
Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos and John Bares

Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Human Robot Interaction and Cooperative Robots (IROS '95) August, 1995

Mailing Address:

Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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