Democritus Industrial Robotics

Do It Right, Do It Robotic

"Do it right, do it robotic"


about us

DIR is a research group involved in robotics and its industrial applications.The team was founded in 2018 and is based in the Faculty of Engineering of Xanthi, Greece. Under the supervision of Professor Antonios Gasteratos and the support of the Laboratory of Robotics & Automation, the team is competing in the RoboCup World Final in the RoboIndustrial League.

Robocup asia pacific open 2021


Searching and developing state of the art algorithms based on AI and Deep Learning methods, the development team is a great asset for the overall performance. Its subteams concen Robotic Vision, Navigation, Manipulation & Task Planning.

Design & Construction

As a team of engineers, we took various solutions into consideration regarding the platform development, and the most suitable one arose. The pioneering design consists our most valuable innovation and gives us a notable advantage in the competition.


We consider the robot as a product and, thus, we emphasize significantly on any of its marketing aspects. While forming the team's business plan, Apart from the product planning, this sections also deals with fundraising and sponsors' promotion.

Platinum Sponsors


Altair is a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence, which provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI). For nearly 40 years, Altair has helped companies make smarter decisions in an increasingly connected and complex world by saving costs, reducing waste, accelerating time-to-market, improving business performance, and evolving to a data-driven culture.

Sick sensor intelligence

From factory automation to logistics automation and process automation, SICK is one of the leading sensor manufacturers. As a technology and market leader, SICK provides sensors and application solutions that create the perfect basis for controlling processes securely and efficiently, protecting individuals from accidents, and preventing damage to the environment.


Software Competitiveness International S.A. (SOFTCOM INTERNATIONAL), is a rapidly growing Software Company, specializing in demanding Software R&D and innovative – tailor made ICT solutions. It is located in Athens (Greece), headquartered in Sitia – Crete (Greece) and represented through Sales Points in Germany. The skills, experience, open-minded approach, innovation and methodologies that the company and its experts have acquired due to a long presence and a high recognition internationally, provide to its clients, both locally and internationally, a reliable cooperation based on technical excellence, world-standards of processes, customer orientation, and valuable services, and to its employees the working conditions to further develop their technological expertise within a multi-national environment.

Beta CAE Systems

They pioneered the Simulation & Analysis market by introducing automation decades ago. Today, as simulation becomes imperative in product design and development, standing by our founding values, they are a world leader in CAE and we continue to amaze with our innovative solutions.


Mathwork’s goal is to change the world by accelerating the pace of discovery, innovation, development, and learning in engineering and science. They work to provide the ultimate computing environment for technical computation, visualization, design, simulation, and implementation. They use this environment to provide innovative solutions in a wide range of application areas.We strive to be the leading worldwide developer and supplier of technical computing software


Founded by Stephen Wolfram in 1987, Wolfram Research is one of the world’s most respected computer, web and cloud software companies—as well as a powerhouse of scientific and technical innovation. As a pioneer in computation and computational knowledge, we have pursued a long-term vision to develop the science, technology and tools to make computation an ever-more-potent force in today’s and tomorrow’s world.

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