Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems & Automation (LMS) is oriented on research and development in cutting edge scientific and technological fields. LMS is involved in a number of research projects funded by the CEU and European industrial partners. Particular emphasis is given to the co-operation with the European industry as well as with a number of "hi-tech" firms. LMS is under the direction and technical coordination of Professor George Chryssolouris. It currently employs approximately 70 researchers organized in three different groups: Innovative Manufacturing Processes, Advanced Human-Centered Design Techniques, including Virtual Reality, and Production Systems Planning, Control and Networking.

Role: Technical provider
Contact Person:
Panagiota Tsarouchi 
ptsarouchi ( a ) lms.mech.upatras.gr
Panagiotis Karagiannis (LMS)


LMS is running the robotic group activities in a fully equipped Machine shop, where the following robotics cells are installed and used for research.

  • Flexible cell with two heavy duty industrial robots (COMAU NJ130 and NJ370) equipped with fixture, gripper, welding gun, RFID sensors
  • Dual arm robot cell equipped with PILZ Safety eye and Human robot interaction sensors, Schunk grippers
  • Cooperating robots cell for small payload assembly operations equipped with two COMAU Smart 6 (6kg payload robots), conveyor, grippers and camera system.

LMS possesses equipment such as vision systems (HALCON, OpenCV, Basler cameras), electrically actuated clamp controlled by PLCs as well as a complete machine shop (CNC milling machines, laser cutting etc.) for manufacturing any component.

In terms of software tools, tools used in industry are available in LMS, such as Product development (Pro/Engineer, CATIA), for process planning and simulation (DELMIA, Process Simulate, IMPACT, WITNESS. ROBCAD, Invision, WinMod), for integration/communication and visualization Vitrools and a Virtual and Augmented Reality Room.

Finally LMS has a long experience with ROS since it has been the main development platform for a number of projects in Robotics such as AUTORECON, X-act, ROBO-PARTNER, LIAA.