Nonlinear dynamic systems theory and control design, robotics, fault detection and failure prognosis.
Autonomous robotic vehicles, rotorcraft/aircraft control and system identification, path planning and trajectory generation, coordination and control of multi-agent dynamic systems, fault tolerant control.
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida
M.Sc., Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University
Dipl. Ing., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Dr. Raptis joined the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2012. He is the director of the Autonomous Robotic Systems Laboratory (ARSL). Dr. Raptis received his Dipl-Ing. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and his Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2003 and 2006, respectively. In 2010 he received his Ph.D. degree in the department of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Florida. In the same year he joined the Intelligent Control Systems Laboratory (ICSL) and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. From October 2011 to August 2012 he had a joint appointment with ICSL and the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL) in the department of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.