George Kontoudis


Currently, I am pursuing a 5-year diploma degree (equivalent to MSc) in Mechanical Engineering at National Technical Univeristy of Athens (NTUA) following the option of Mechanical Design. At March of 2014, I enrolled as an Undergraduate Research Assistant to the NeuroRobotics Group at Control Systems Lab working with Prof. Kostas J. Kyriakopoulos. Previously, I attended Piraeus University of Applied Scinces where I received Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Research Interests

My research interests include Robot Hands Design, Prosthetics, Robot Kinematics, Mechanisms, Grasping and Manipulation.


I am member of OpenBionics Initiative. OpenBionics is an open source initiative for the development of affordable, light-weight, modular, robot hands and myoelectric prosthetic devices, that can be easily reproduced using off-the-shelf materials. The primary focus of the proposed design is to provide multiple low-cost task-specific robot hands instead of one that is complex and expensive.
More information can be found at OpenBionics website.


Conference Papers

[1] George P. Kontoudis, Minas V. Liarokapis, Agisilaos G. Zisimatos, Christoforos I. Mavrogiannis and Kostas J. Kyriakopoulos, “Open-Source, Anthropomorphic, Underactuated Robot Hands with a Selectively Lockable Differential Mechanism: Towards Affordable Prostheses”, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Hamburg (Germany), 2015.

Technical Reports

[1] Agisilaos G. Zisimatos, Minas V. Liarokapis, Christoforos I. Mavrogiannis, George P. Kontoudis and Kostas J. Kyriakopoulos, “How to Create Affordable, Modular, Light-Weight, Underactuated, Compliant Robot Hands”, Control Systems Lab, School of Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, January 2015.

Contact Details

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Phone: 210 772 4012
Office: Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Building M, Basement
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