Zisos Mitros

Zisos Mitros

PhD Student

University College London


Zisos Mitros is a mechanical engineer working on robotics. Currently, he is a senior Ph.D. Student in the Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical of University College London (UCL) under the supervision of Dr. Christos Bergeles and Prof. Lyndon da Cruz. Moreover, he is a member of the Robotics and Vision in Medicine (RViM) Lab at King’s College London (KCL).

Zisos also interned at University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Dr. Mohsen Khadem. During his internship, he designed, developed and modelled a Continuum Robot for Distal Lung Sampling in Mechanically Ventilated Patients in Critical Care.

His research interests include surgical robotics for microsurgery, mechanical design and manufacture, and dynamic systems modeling and control.

Before that, Zisos was a Research Assistant at the Control Systems Laboratory (CSL) in Mechanical Engineering Dept. of NTUA under the supervision of Prof. Evangelos Papadopoulos.


  • Mechanical Design & Manufacture
  • Dynamic Systems modelling & Control


  • PhD Student, 2021 (expected)

    University College London, UK

  • MEng in Mechanical Engineering, 2016

    National Technical University of Athens, Greece



Research Assistant

University of Edinburgh

Sep 2019 – Dec 2019 Edinburgh, UK
Mechanical Design and Modelling of a Continuum Robot for Lung Samping in Critical Care

PhD Student

University College London

Sep 2017 – Present London, UK

Responsibilities include:

  • Mechanical Design
  • Modelling

Research Assistant

National Technical University of Athens

Dec 2016 – Sep 2017 Athens, Greece
COMRADE - Control Management of Robotics Active Debris Removal (Funded by ESA) - Funded by ESA




Analysis, Dynamics and Control of Robotic System for Docking to Orbital Space Systems

Space exploration and exploitation requires the simultaneous coexistence of people and machines. The human need for more information has made the use of satellites important. The need of satellites that can perform for longer time becomes increasingly evident.

Design & Modelling of a Continuum Robot for Lung Sampling in Critical Care

In this work, we develop a novel robotic bronchoscope for sampling of distal lung in mechanically-ventilated (MV) patients in critical care units. The mortality rate for MV patients with suspected pneumonia approaches 40%.

On Impedance Control For Landing Mechanisms On Comets And Planets

Recent successes of missions, such as the Rosetta, have increased the interest in the robotic exploration of other planets and asteroids. Although, in most landers passive landing systems are used, bouncing due to inappropriate descent speed and hardware malfunction have been observed in cases such as that of the Philae.

Towards Modelling Multi-Arm Robots-Eccentric Arrangement of Concentric Tubes

This works experimentally evaluates a quasistatic mechanics-based model that describes the shape of concentric tube robotic (CTR) arms when they are eccentrically arranged along an also-flexible backbone. The model can estimate the shape of both the backbone and CTR arms, and can accommodate an arbitrary number of CTR arms arranged in an eccentric position with regards to the backbone’s neutral axis.