Senior Systems Scientist, NREC: National Robotics Engineering Center, Robotics Institute
Office: NREC 205
Phone: (412) 681-5901
BioDr. Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos is a Senior Systems Scientist at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University and the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC). His work focuses on using robotics for discovery and exploration, and as a workforce for hazardous duty and in demanding applications. Since 1998, Dr. Apostolopoulos has led recognized robotic programs for space and defense applications. Robots developed under his programs have made breakthroughs in some of the Earth's most extreme environments and in military proving grounds.
Dr. Apostolopoulos' research interests are in robotic mobility, mechanisms, robot configuration and design, mechatronics, mechanics, dynamics, and control. Currently he leads research and development in tactical robotic ground vehicles, autonomous robots for force protection, and multi-legged hopping robots for all-terrain mobility. Dr. Apostolopoulos holds a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.