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Assistant Professor
Discipline: Motion Planning of Autonomous Moving Units
Contact Info
Office: Old 1st Gymnasio Building, office Α.1.8.2
Postal Address: Konstantinoupoleos 2, Ermoupolis, Syros, ΤΚ 84100
Phone: 22810-97134
xidias [papaki] aegean [teleia] gr
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Industry is a vital component of our society, but it will only be able to take full advantage of its potential if it adapts to the ongoing changes in the global economy and technology. There is a rapid development of robotics to improve the operation of factories. Businesses need to integrate robotic systems to increase their competitiveness, to meet the ever-changing and growing demands of consumers, and to provide a better, more attractive, and more secure work environment.

For the above reasons my research interests are focused: 

  • Robotic Logistics is the field of robotic technology that studies the development of advanced transportation systems for the optimal flow of materials within the factory. An example of robotic logistics in the industry is the robotic warehouse. 
  • Intelligent Transportations Systems are autonomous vehicles that have the ability to transport and distribute materials and products to various parts of the factory. Also, today, they have "gone" beyond the narrow confines of industry in order to make the movement of people or goods/products more efficient, safer and more economical. They concern applications and use in vehicles, infrastructure or cooperative systems on the road, rail, air and sea transport or in a combination of means.    
  • Robot-Robot, Human-Robot Collaboration is the synergy of humans and robots (or robots with robots) with the aim of increasing productivity, flexibility and producing products with greater complexity.

Elias Xidias studied Mathematics at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Patras. He did his doctorate (Ph.D.) in the Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering of the same University in the research area of ​​Robotics. Today he is an assistant professor in the department of Product & Systems Design Engineering of the University of the Aegean with the subject "Motion Planning for Autonomous Moving Units". He has also worked as a research engineer in the Robotics Intelligent Transportation Systems (RITS) research team at the INRIA de Paris Research and Technology Institute.


  • 2009 Doctoral Degree (PhD), University of Patras, Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering,  Dissertation Topic: "Robot Motion Design" in Environment.
  • 2003 Degree in Mathematics, University of Patras.

Most recent publications:

  • Xidias E. K. (2021). A Decision Algorithm for Motion Planning of Car-Like Robots in Dynamic Environments. Cybernetics and Systems.

  • Zacharia, P. T., & Xidias, E. K. (2020). AGV routing and motion planning in a flexible manufacturing system using a fuzzy-based genetic algorithm. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. doi:10.1007/s00170-020-05755-3

  • Xidias, E., Moulianitis, V. & Azariadis, P. (2020). Optimal robot task scheduling based on adaptive neuro-fuzzy system and genetic algorithms. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology.

  • Xidias, E., & Azariadis, P. (2019). Energy Efficient Motion Design and Task Scheduling for an Autonomous Vehicle. Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design, 1(1), 2853-2862. doi:10.1017/dsi.2019.292

  • Xidias, E. K. (2019). On Designing Near-Optimum Paths on Weighted Regions for an Intelligent Vehicle. International Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems Research. doi:10.1007/s13177-018-0159-5 

  • Elias K Xidias (2018). Time-optimal trajectory planning for hyper-redundant manipulators in 3D workspaces. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 50, 286-298.
  • Xidias, E., & Zissis, D. (2018). Real Time Autonomous Maritime Navigation using Dynamic Visibility Graphs. 2018 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Workshop (AUV). doi:10.1109/auv.2018.8729821 
  • M. Hadded, J. Lasgouttes, F. Nashashibi and I. Xydias. (2018). Platoon Route Optimization for Picking up Automated Vehicles in an Urban Network. 21st International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Maui, HI, 2018, pp. 1987-1992, doi: 10.1109/ITSC.2018.8569809.
  • Moulianitis, V.; Xidias, E.; Azariadis, P. (2018). Optimal Task Placement in a Metamorphic Manipulator Workspace in the Presence of Obstacles. International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria Danube Region; Springer: Berlin, Germany; pp. 359–367.