Tarik Kelestemur

PhD Student | Northeastern University | Robotics & Machine 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.


Publications

Tactile Pose Estimation and Policy Learning for Unknown Object Manipulation

  • Tarik Kelestemur, Robert Platt and Taskin Padir.
  • International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2022)
  • [Paper]



Policy Learning for Visually Conditinoed Tactile Manipulation

  • Tarik Kelestemur, Taskin Padir and Robert Platt.
  • International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS, 2021)
  • [Paper]



Telemanipulation via Virtual Reality Interfaces with Enhanced Environment Models

  • Murphy Wonsick, Tarik Kelestemur, Stephen Alt, Taskin Padir
  • International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS, 2021)
  • [Paper] | [Video]



Learning Bayes Filter Models for Tactile Localization

  • Tarik Kelestemur, Colin Keil, John P. Whitney, Robert Platt and Taskin Padir.
  • International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS, 2020)
  • [Paper]



Optimization-Based Human-in-the-Loop Manipulation Using Joint Space Polytopes

  • Philip Long, Tarik Kelestemur, Aykut Özgün Önol and Taskin Padir.
  • International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA, 2019)
  • [Paper] | [Video] | [Code]



System Architecture for Autonomous Mobile Manipulation of Everyday Objects in Domestic Environments

  • Tarik Kelestemur, Naoki Yokoyama, Joanne Truong, Anas Abou Allaban and Taskin Padir.
  • International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA, 2019)
  • [Paper] | [Video] | [Code]

Code

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.