Dr. Manthos Alifragis is a Computer Vision Engineer at Innora SA. He holds a Diploma of Electrical Computer Engineer from the National Technological University of Athens focused on the fields of Telecommunication Systems and Computer Networks, Automatic Control and Robotics, as well as a PhD from the Technical University of Athens (2010), in Computational Computer Vision focused on 3D digital restoration of natural scenes. He worked, in the past, for three years at Inos -Automation software GmbH as a Computer Vision engineer. His research interests span the areas of multiview computer vision, statistical image analysis and robot calibration techniques.
Dr. Nikolaos Chatzinikolaou holds a BEng (Hons) in Computer Systems Engineering from the School of Engineering at the University of Sussex, UK (2002), a MSc in Evolutionary & Adaptive Systems from the School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences at the same University (2003), as well as a PhD in Informatics from the University of Edinburgh (2012). His research interests lie in evolutionary computation, neural networks, autonomous robotic agents, digital automation and complex networked software systems.
Ioannis Roditis holds a Diploma of Mechanical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens. The scope of his Diploma Thesis was the visualisation of robotic and multibody systems using OpenGL. He has a Master degree in Automated and Control Systems from National Technical University of Athens and his Thesis was in software development and hydraulic system analysis for the telerobotic system SARCOS. He joined Innora in 2009 and worked in the fields of mechanical design and automation, focusing on robotic scanners analysis, kinematic and dynamic modelling, design and implementation.
Antonis Porichis holds a Diploma in Electrical & Computer Engineering from National Technological University of Athens (NTUA). He is working at Innora as a Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence engineer focusing on Image Processing, 3D Computer Vision, Visual Simultaneous Localization and Mapping applications. His Diploma Thesis was on surgical instrument motion modeling and segmentation using Hidden Markov Models.
The INNORA-ROBOM team combines deep expertise in the areas of Robotic Manipulator Control and Modelling as well as in the fields of 3D Computer Vision, Scene Segmentation and Machine Learning which are of fundamental importance in Challenge 2 (Shop Floor Logistics and Manipulation).
Manthos Alifragis with his vast experience in machine vision applications will be leading the Object Recognition and Segmentation tasks while Nikos Chatzinikolaou will be responsible for the artificial intelligence framework for the system’s higher level control and decisions. These tasks will also be supported by Antonis Porichis, while the manipulator control schemes will be designed by Ioannis Roditis. The team’s strong all around experience as demonstrated in the mushroom picking application guarantees a successful participation in EuRoC Challenge 2.