Postdoctoral researcher, Biorobotics Laboratory, EPFL
Konstantinos Karakasiliotis received his diploma in Electronics and Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Crete (T.U.C.). He worked for 12 months as a Research Associate in the Computational Vision and Robotics Laboratory (CVRL) at the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FO.R.T.H.) where he developed a biomimetic robotic undulatory prototype that imitates the locomotion and morphology of the Nereis Polychaete worms. The biggest part of the above work was the topic of his diploma thesis. He worked for 8 months as a Research Associate in the Intelligent Systems Laboratory in T.U.C. where he initiated with Prof. Michail G. Lagoudakis the Larvabot project. The goal of this project is to develop biomimetic robotic prototypes that combine the undulatory and climbing gaits in one system, imitating the morphology of the Chlorochlamys Chloroleucaria larva. In April 2008 he joined BIRG (now BIOROB) as a Research Assistant and a PhD candidate where he worked on the hardware of the LAMPETRA project. In January 2013 he received his PhD diploma from EPFL and since then continues as a postoctoral researcher at BIOROB working on the hardware design and control of highly redundant salamander-like robots.