Christos Verginis

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PhD Student,
Automatic Control Department,
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH),
Osquldas väg 10, Floor 6,
100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

Phone: +46 704438285

About me

I received the MEng degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and the MSc degree in Automatic Control Systems and Robotics both from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2013 and 2015 respectively.

My Diploma Thesis involved segmentation algorithms and plane registration for mobile robot localization. My Master Thesis involved the nonlinear control of multi-agent vehicle agents composing a platoon with prescribed performance guarantees.

I received the PhD in Electrical Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm) under the guidance of Prof. Dimos Dimarogonas and Prof. Danica Kragic. My PhD Thesis involved planning and control of multi-robot manipulator-endowed systems.

An updated version of my CV can be found here.

Research Interests

My research interests include

  • Nonlinear Dynamical Systems (Modeling, Analysis, Design and Control)

  • Collaborative Manipulation

  • Multi-Robot Control Systems

  • Formal Verification

  • Hybrid Control Systems

  • Robust and Adaptive Control of Uncertain Systems

  • Autonomous Robots, Navigation


  • (August, 2020) A paper entitled “Adaptive Robot Navigation with Collision Avoidance Subject to 2nd-order Uncertain Dynamics” is accepted for publication in Automatica!

  • (August, 2020) A paper entitled “Asymptotic Tracking of Second-Order Nonsmooth Feedback Stabilizable Unknown Systems with Prescribed Transient Response” is accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control!

  • (July, 2020) Two papers entitled “Augmenting Control Policies with Motion Planning for Robust and Safe Multi-robot Navigation” and “Decentralized Nonlinear MPC for Robust Cooperative Manipulation by Heterogeneous Aerial-Ground Robots” were accepted for publication in the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2020!

  • (May, 2020) I successfully defended my PhD thesis after an exciting duel with Magnus Egerstedt!

  • (April, 2020) A paper entitled “Sampling-based Motion Planning for Uncertain High-dimensional Systems via Adaptive Control” was accepted for publication in WAFR, 2020, Oulou, Finland (which will take place in 2021).

  • (January, 2020) The final integration week took place in PAL Robotics, Barcelona, Spain, for Co4Robots, completing the experiments for the 3rd Milestone of the project! Navigate to Co4Robots for more information.

  • (January, 2020) A paper entitled “Energy-Optimal Cooperative Manipulation via Provable Internal-Force Regulation” was accepted for publication in the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), June 2020, Paris, France.

  • (January, 2020) A paper entitled “Adaptive Cooperative Manipulation with Rolling Contacts” was accepted for publication in the American Control Conference (ACC), July 2020, Denver, Colorado, USA.

  • (December, 2019) I presented three papers, entitled “Closed-Form Barrier Functions for Multi-Agent Ellipsoidal Systems With Uncertain Lagrangian Dynamics”, “Asymptotic Stability of Uncertain Lagrangian Systems with Prescribed Transient Response”, and “Adaptive Leader-Follower Coordination of Lagrangian Multi-Agent Systems under Transient Constraints” in the Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), December 2019, Nice, France.

  • (October, 2019) I temporarily joined the group of Prof. Lydia Kavraki in Rice University, Houston, Texas for a research visit of 3 months, and worked on integration of intelligent control techniques with sampling-based motion planning algorithms.

  • (May 2019) I presented the paper “Reconfigurable Motion Planning and Control in Obstacle Cluttered Environments under Timed Temporal Tasks” in the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 2019, Montreal, Canada.

  • (April 2019) I received the “Jubilee appropriation” scholarship from Knut and Alice Wallenbergs foundation to attend the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 2019, Montreal, Canada, and present my work.