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Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos

Senior Systems Scientist
Email: da1v@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: NSH 3217

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.

High-throughput Robotic Phenotyping of Energy Sorghum Crops
Srinivasan Vijayarangan, Paloma Sodhi, Prathamesh Kini, James Bourne, Simon Du, Hanqi Sun, Barnabas Poczos, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos and David Wettergreen

Conference Paper, Field and Service Robotics, September, 2017
Locomotion Strategies and Mobility Characterization of a Spherical Multi-Legged Robot
Bryan Wagenknecht and Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 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

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 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

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, Journal of Autonomous Robots, Volume 23, Number 2, August 2007, pp.147-159., August, 2007
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

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 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

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 8th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, September, 2005
Experimental Characterization of a Robotic Inflatable Wheel
Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, Michael D. Wagner, Chris Leger and Jack Jones

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 8th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, September, 2005
Experimental Characterization of a Robotic Inflatable Wheel
Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, Michael D. Wagner, Patrick (Chris) Leger and Jack Jones

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the ISAIRAS 2005 Conference Munich, Germany, 5-8 Sep 2005, ESA SP-603, 5-8 September, 2005, September, 2005
Rover Design for Polar Astrobiological Exploration
Liam Pedersen, David Wettergreen, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, Chris McKay, Matthew DiGoia, Dominic Jonak, Stuart Heys, James Teza and Michael D. Wagner

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the ISAIRAS 2005 Conference, Munich, Germany , ESA SP-603, 5-8 September, 2005, 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

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 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

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-03-18, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, June, 2003
Principles of Computer System Design for Stereo Perception
Michael D. Wagner, David O'Hallaron, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos and Christopher Urmson

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-02-01, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 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

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 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

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 1742-1749, May, 2001
Robotic Antarctic Meteorite Search: Outcomes
Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, Liam Pedersen, Benjamin Shamah, Kimberly Shillcutt, Michael D. Wagner and William (Red) L. Whittaker

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 4174-4179, May, 2001
Autonomous Robotic Meteorite Identification in Antarctica
Liam Pedersen, Michael D. Wagner, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos and William (Red) L. Whittaker

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 4158-4165, May, 2001
Analytical Configuration of Wheeled Robotic Locomotion
Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos

PhD Thesis, CMU-RI-TR-01-08, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 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

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, 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

Conference Paper, International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, January, 2000
Short-Range Millimeter-Wave Radar Perception in a Polar Environment
Alex Foessel and and Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos

Conference Paper, 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

Conference Paper, Proceeding of the International Conference on Field and Service Robots, pp. 287-292, August, 1999
Technology and Field Demonstration Results in the Robotic Search for Antarctic Meteorites
Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, Michael Wagner and William (Red) L. Whittaker

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, pp. 185-190, August, 1999
Technology and Field Demonstration Results in the Robotic Search for Antarctic Meteorites
Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, Michael D. Wagner and William (Red) L. Whittaker

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, pp. 185-190, August, 1999
Autonomous Navigation Field Results of a Planetary Analog Robot in Antarctica
Stewart Moorehead, Reid Simmons, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos and William (Red) L. Whittaker

Conference Paper, International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, June, 1999
Patterned Search Planning and Testing for the Robotic Antarctic Meteorite Search
Kimberly Shillcutt, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos and William (Red) L. Whittaker

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

Conference Paper, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXX, January, 1999
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

Conference Paper, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXX, January, 1999
Radar sensor for an autonomous Antarctic explorer
Alex Foessel, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos and William (Red) L. Whittaker

Journal Article, Proc. SPIE , Mobile Robots XIII and Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 3525, pp. 117-124, January, 1999
Specification and Role of the Sensor Manager In the Science/Autonomy System
Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-99-08, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, December, 1998
Field Validation of Nomad’s Robotic Locomotion
Benjamin Shamah, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, Eric Rollins and William (Red) L. Whittaker

Conference Paper, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society of Photo-Optical Engineering, Vol. 3525, pp. 214-222, November, 1998
Sensing and data classification for robotic meteorite search
Liam Pedersen, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, William (Red) L. Whittaker, Gretchen Benedix and Ted Roush

Conference Paper, January, 1998
Systematic Configuration of Robotic Locomotion
Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-96-30, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, July, 1996
Mobile Robot for Automatic Installation of Floor Tiles
Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, Hagen Schempf and J. West

Conference Paper, IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '96), Vol. 4, pp. 3652 - 3657, April, 1996
TILEBOT: Mobile Robot for Automatic Installation of Floor Tiles
Hagen Schempf, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos and J. West

Conference Paper, IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '96), April, 1996
Technology and Demonstrations for a Lunar Rover Expedition
Lalitesh Katragadda, John Murphy, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, Deepak Bapna and William (Red) L. Whittaker

Conference Paper, 1996 SAE International Conference on Environmental Systems, January, 1996
A Prototype Locomotion Concept for a Lunar Robotic Explorer
Y Fuke, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, Eric Rollins, Jack Silberman and William (Red) L. Whittaker

Conference Paper, 1995 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Vehicles, pp. 382 - 387, September, 1995
Locomotion configuration of a robust rappelling robot
Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos and John Bares

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Human Robot Interaction and Cooperative Robots (IROS '95), Vol. 3, pp. 280 - 284, August, 1995
Mailing Address
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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