My research has been funded by industry partners in Germany, USA, and Japan, as well as by the University of Auckland Faculty Research Development Fund, the Center for Automation and Robotics Engineering Science, and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (RAS-SIGHT).
I have generated grants totaling >$2,500,000 as principal investigator (PI) and I have participated in grants totaling >$1,275,000 as an associate investigator (AI).
With my team we have considerable experience commercializing our research outputs and we have worked with numerous industry partners in the fields of flexible manufacturing, industrial automation, and service robotics. Although we typically work with industry via R&D contracts we also offer consulting services on a case-by-case basis.
If you are looking for R&D services or to collaborate with us you can contact me at the following email: minas DOT liarokapis AT auckland DOT ac DOT nz