Tarik Kelestemur

PhD Student | Northeastern University | Robotics & Macine Learning

I am a PhD Student in the Computer Engineering program at Northeastern University under the supervision of Robert Platt and Taskin Padir. I completed my MS degree in the same department in 2018. I received my BS degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from TOBB University of Economy and Technology in Turkey. My research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning and robotic manipulation. Specifically, I am interested in methods combining classical robotic algorithms with data-driven methods with applications to tactile manipulation. I also lead a team of students, Team Northeastern, to participate in the RoboCup@Home Challenge.



  • Keleştemur, T., Yokoyama, N., Truong, J., Allaban, A. A., & Padir, T. (2019, June). System Architecture for Autonomous Mobile Manipulation of Everyday Objects in Domestic Environments. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (pp. 264-269). ACM.
    [Paper] [Video] [Code]
  • Long, P., Keleştemur, T., Önol, A. Ö., & Padir, T. (2019, May). Optimization-Based Human-in-the-Loop Manipulation Using Joint Space Polytopes. In 2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) (pp. 204-210). IEEE. [Paper] [Video] [Code]


  • Tarik Kelestemur, Philip Long, and Taskin Padir. One-step Trajectory Planning for Autonomous Pick and Place Tasks RSS 2018 Workshop on Exhibition and Benchmarking of Task and Motion Planning [Paper]


This is a list of some of the research-related codes. They don’t have documentation and they are mostly not commented but you can reach me if you have any questions.