Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos's research interests include robotics, sensors for transportation applications, computer vision, and control systems. His transportation-related projects include vision-based sensing and classification of vehicles and the recognition of human activity patterns in public areas and while driving.
Transportation research at the University of Minnesota covers the spectrum from basic to applied research, drawing on the many transportation-related disciplines within the University. The Center actively supports the formation of multidisciplinary research teams.
Research highlights at CTS for 2013-2014 include measuring accessibility, supporting statewide economic vitality, developing a "super hybrid" bus, warning drivers about safety hazards, spurring transit-oriented development, and improving Minnesota's transportation system.
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Key research partners
- Minnesota Department of Transportation
- Minnesota Local Road Research Board
- U.S. Department of Transportation