About Me

minas_liarokapis

Welcome! – I am a Postdoctoral Associate in the GRAB Lab at Yale University working under the supervision of Prof. Aaron Dollar. I received a Diploma in Computer Engineering from the University of Patras in 2008, a M.Sc. in Information Technologies in Medicine and Biology from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2010 and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 2014. Currently, my research focuses on formulating hybrid schemes that combine machine learning and constrained optimization methods for simplifying robust grasping and dexterous, in-hand manipulation with adaptive robot hands. During my Ph.D. studies, I conducted research on EMG (Electromyography) based interfaces for the control of robotic and prosthetic devices in structured and dynamic environments.

I am the founder of the OpenBionics research initiative (www.openbionics.org) and a co-founder and technical coordinator of the OpenRobotHardware (www.openrobothardware.org) and HandCorpus (www.handcorpus.org).