Evagoras Xydas received his PhD from the Mechanical and Manufacturing Department of the University of Cyprus (2011) with a specialization in Robotic Rehabilitation and Haptic Interfaces, where he received a partial scholarship from Leventis Foundation and participated in funded research projects. He holds an MSc in Assistive Technology from King’s College London (2004) where he studied under a full merit-based scholarship as a Chevening scholar. His basic background is in mechanical engineering, with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Budapest University of Technology and Economics (2000) where he achieved excellent GPA, preceded by partial scholarship, certificates of merit and student of the year award. Evagoras has years of experience in academic education and has held teaching positions at the University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology, Frederick University (Cyprus) as well the academic position of Assistant Professor at Nazarbayev University (Nursultan, Kazakhstan, 2016-2018). Alongside his education track Evagoras has industrial and research experience, including but not limited to, design and site supervision for large plants and laboratories, control system analysis and design, design and development of robotic systems for rehabilitation, haptic systems and vibrotactile displays, wearable robots and space related technology.
Constantina Polykarpou received her Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Twente, Enschede in the Netherlands, and her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Cyprus, Nicosia. As part of her Master’s thesis, she designed an upper-body attachment that was connected to a lower-body exoskeleton, for assisting workers whose daily working tasks require heavy lifting/lowering, or carrying. Constantina also completed an internship at the Biorobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, Italy where she worked on the topic of prosthetics with focus on design and prototyping.
Panagiotis Herodotou received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering (2016, University of Cyprus) with excellence, received a scholarship from “Leventis foundation” and finished his MSc in Mechanical Engineering (2018, Technical University Delft) with specialization in Biomechanical design, specifically in high-performance elastic actuators. From January 2018 to March 2022, he worked in the Netherlands as a mechatronics engineer on the design development of a knee exoskeleton for rehabilitation, and on the production and quality control of a powered prosthetic knee. During this time he developed exoskeleton prototypes and he designed and verified their control algorithms. In parallel, he worked on the creation and implementation of the several procedures of the company’s Quality Management System, where he helped achieving a CE certificate for the prosthesis in December 2021. He has experience with several standards form medical devices, such as IEC 60601-1 and ISO 13485, and he is a certified auditor for ISO 9001.
Panagiotis Xydias received his Meng in Electrical and Computers Engineering (2022, ECE Department at University of Patras) with a grade of 3.40 GPA and expertises in electronics and embedded systems design. As an undergraduate student, Panagiotis completed his internship with Meazon S.A. where he was involved with Narrowband IoT modules supported by SIMCOM (March 2021 – June 2021). From October 2021 to March 2022, he volunteered with IEEE Student Branch located at University of Patras and he lead the Scientific Group that aimed the design of a small scaled autonomous vehicle. His thesis with title “Hearing Aid design with the help of a microcontroller”, supervised by prof. G. Kalyvas, was successfully presented in June 2022. In October 2022, he was accepted by Greece’s Technical Chamber as a licensed Electrical and Computers Engineer.
Kyriacos Clerides received his Bachelor of Engineering in Robotics (2015) from the University of the West of England and his MSc in Robotics (2018) from the University of Bristol. He has expertise in electronic design and during his Master’s thesis, he worked on the design and electronics development for an infant sized, self-charging CPR mannequin that can provide live feedback during training.
Banu Abdikadirova has collaborated with IREROBOT LTD as a BSc student at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, within the context of the project Seventh Sense, by participating in the setting-up and execution of experiments as well as in analyzing the retrieved data and writing relevant reports and publications. After completing her collaboration with IREROBOT in 2018 she went on to pursue a PhD on Exoskeletons at the University of Massachussets at Armehrst, under a full merit-based scholarship.
Nurgeldy Praliyev has collaborated with IREROBOT LTD as a BSc student at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, within the context of the project Seventh Sense, by participating in the setting-up and execution of experiments as well as in analyzing the retrieved data and writing relevant reports and publications. After completing his collaboration with IREROBOT in 2018 he went on to pursue an MSc at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics for which he has secured a full merit-based scholarship.
Christina Papakyprianou received her BEng in Medical Engineering from Cardiff University, and she has recently completed an MSc in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Liverpool. Shw was employed at IREROBOT from July 2021 until December 2021 as an R&D engineer working on the project ACETT. She went on to pursue an international career as a biomedical implant designer at a leading firm.