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Nikos Mavrakis is a JPL postdoctoral Fellow at the the Perception Systems group, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He holds a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from National Technical University of Athens (Greece, 2014), a M.Sc in Space Studies from KU Leuven (Belgium, 2015) and a Ph.D in Robotics from University of Birmingham (UK, 2020). Before joining JPL he was a Research Fellow at University of York (UK) working on evolutionary robotic grasping, and a Research Fellow at Surrey Space Centre (UK) working on grasping for space debris removal.
At JPL, he is part of the Mars Sample Return campaign, working on visual localization and pose estimation for the sample transfer between the M2020 rover and the Sample Transfer System.
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