Prof. Antonios Gasteratos (FIET) is a Full Professor of Robotics, Mechatronics and Computer Vision at Democritus University of Thrace, Deputy Head of the Department of Production and Management Engineering and Director of the Laboratory of Robotics and Automation. He holds a MEng. and a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace (1994 and 1999, respectively). During the past 15 years he has been principal investigator to several projects funded mostly by the European Commission, the European Space Agency, the Greek Secretariat for Research and Technology, Industry and other sources, which were mostly related to robotics and vision. He has published over 200 papers in peer reviewed journals and international conferences and written 3 textbooks in Greek. He is Subject Editor-in-Chief in Electronics Letters and Assoc. Editor at the International Journal of Optomechatronics. He is also evaluator of projects supported by the European Commission and other funding agencies, as well as reviewer in many international journals in the field of Computer Vision and Robotics. Antonios Gasteratos has been a member of programme committees of international conferences and chairman and co-chairman of international conferences and workshops.