Who i am
Student & Innovator
High school student Dimitris is one of a few people worldwide to have built a 3D printed, life-size humanoid InMoov robot. It all started when he was still in fifth grade and saw the movie “Real Steel,” which is about robots battling in the boxing ring.
After 1,400 hours of experimentation, adjustments and repairs, and with the help of a 3D printer he built himself, Troopy, a functioning open-source humanoid robot, came to life.
Dimitris was recently presented with the Young Innovators and Entrepreneurs prize, a special category of the acclaimed Kouros entrepreneurship awards.
3D Printed Parts
The Olympic Flame for the “RIO 2016” Olympic Games arrived in Macedonia, Northern Greece, at the end of the third day of the torch relay on Greek territory. The cauldron was set up at the White Tower after the torch relay in Thessaloniki and on Sunday, fourth day of the torch relay – 24th April 2016 – the Olympic Flame was carried through Kavala by Dimitris Chatzis, who was selected to be one of the four Olympic Torch bearers.
"Troupy" and Dimitris Chatzis will be in Paris as part of the international exhibition "Maker Faire Paris 2016" on Arpil 20th and May 1st. 2016. Dimitris, was invited to partake by designer and creator the "InMoov" project, Gaeil, Langevin and the "MyRoborLab" team. Dimitris will be accompanied by Bruno, Markus, Leon and Marten, and many more 'makers' alongside their InMoov robots.
Participated in the annual ACSTAC conference with the project "InMoov"
Speaker at the first ever TEDx event in Kavala, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace.
Received an award from the foundation
Presented my project "InMoov" as part of the annual activities of the European Robotics Week
Presented my project "InMoov" following an invitation to meet and evaluate my opportunities for further studies in the U.S.A.
Received the 'Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation' award from the annual Kouros awards organized by the Hellenic Entrepreneurship Club
What i do
A fully functional humanoid robot, open source and 3D-printed from my own 3D printer View Media
- Open Software
- Open Hardware
- 3D Printing
3D-printer consists of five stepper-motors and follows the CNC-machine working principle View Media
- 3D Printing
- 3D Modelling
Production of fully functional PC case made out of wood and other household material View Media
Special thanks to the Greek United States of America Embassy and especially to
Mr. Ambassador Pearce for the financial support of MIT Launch Summer Program. Furthermore, thanks to Mr. Thomas Pierce, Counselor for Public Affairs and Ms Eleni Alexaki, Cultural Affairs Specialist for the invaluable help they have provided to date.
Many thanks to Fullbright Foundation in Greece for their advising services and support, especially to Mr. Nickolas Tourides, Education Advisor & American Program Coordinator, as well as to Ms Artemis Zenetou who envisioned the opportunity for the MIT Summer School Programme.