About me

I am Associate Professor with the Division of Systems and Control (SYSCON), Department of Electrical Engineering (E2) at Chalmers University of Technology. I am also affiliated as  Senior Researcher with the   Dept. of  Robotics Perception and Learning (RPL former CVAP) at KTH, Royal Institute of Technology. I am WASP-affiliated faculty. I serve as  Associate Editor for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, International Conference on Robotics and Automation, International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, the European Control Conference. I have been  a reviewer in the major scientific journals specialised in robotics and automatic control. I also serve as the treasurer of the IEEE Robotics Chapter in Sweden.


I received a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a PhD from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), in 2004 and 2009 respectively.

Funding and Projects

I am PI for the collaborative WASP project (national) DARMA on Foundations of Deformable objects Manipulation. I was PI for the CHROMA [pHRI and human-robot cooperative object manipulation] funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR) and for the H2020 SARAFun project representing KTH and leading one of the core research WPs [robotic bimanual assembly].

Research interests

Robot control, robotic manipulation in human-centered environments, dual arm manipulation, force control, robotic assembly, control of physical human-robot interaction, multi-agent robotic systems, adaptive control and nonlinear control systems.



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yiannis AT chalmers.se
yiankar AT kth.se




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