Taskin Padir Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering firstname.lastname@example.org 617.373.8114 Expertise COVID-19, intelligent vehicles, medical robotics, robot control, robotics Taskin Padir in the Press Article WCVB TV Northeastern University team working to create robotic avatar in multi-year competition Remember the movie “Avatar,” where humans could take control of other bodies through technology? That’s basically what the Northeastern team is trying to achieve with their robotic avatar. “Hollywood is always a century ahead of the technology, but you know I think we’re catching up,” said Professor Taskin Padir, who leads the project. Article Boston 25 New technology giving first responders another tool to help during disasters New technology being developed at Northeastern University could give first responders a new tool to beat that clock. Article R&D Making robots more like humans Technology has come a long way since robots were first introduced into the automotive industry more than 50 years ago. “However, although robots can weld, paint and assemble car parts, they are still far from becoming equivalent to human workers,” said Taskin Padir, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Northeastern University. “The robots […] Article Sky and Telescope Meet Valkyrie, NASA’s space robot Meet Valkyrie: She’s 6 feet and 2 inches tall, weighs about 300 pounds, and cost $2 million — and one day this humanoid space robot, or more likely her much more advanced descendant, might help humans colonize Mars. NASA has provided MIT and Northeastern University with Valkyrie prototypes for further development; Northeastern’s Valkyrie is hosted […] Article Cisco Do companies need a Chief Robotics Officer? Robotics expert Taskin Padir says robotics and automation will have “brand new implications” for large, medium and small companies. These will include training the existing workforce with new skills such as supervising robots and developing strategies for integration of the robot workforce into the human workforce. “It only makes sense if these strategies and operational […] Article The Conversation Making robots that can work with their hands Though robots are getting more and more involved in factory work and in a wide range of other types of jobs – including in the service industry and health care – their dexterity is not nearly as impressive. Since people first brought them to work in automotive factories more than 50 years ago, we have […] Article CIO With robots on the job, it won’t be IT as usual Companies will also need someone experienced in A.I., since it will be the smarts in autonomous machines. “Applications of machine learning in robotics is on the rise,” said Taskin Padir, an associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University, in Boston. “Each practical robot system will rely on some level of A.I. to […] Article TechCrunch In a Massachusetts warehouse, NASA’s Valkyrie robot helps lay the groundwork for Mars settlements She’s a first step toward a goal of human colonization of Mars and beyond, a wonderful dream for a robot currently tethered to the ceiling of a warehouse in snowy Lowell, Massachusetts, an hour’s drive outside of Boston. The Lowell model is one of four units produced by NASA. The space agency held onto one […] Article Assembly Magazine Humanoid robots ‘live’ it up at Northeastern Valkyrie is one of the newest “kids” on campus at Boston’s Northeastern University. She stands 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighs 285 pounds and dreams about exploring Mars someday. However, Valkyrie isn’t a student. She’s an advanced humanoid robot that resides at the school’s Robotics and Intelligent Vehicles Research Laboratory (RIVeR). The organization is working […] Article National Geographic Mars: Inside the high-risk, high-stakes race to the red planet The first footprints on Mars might be those of robots like Valkyrie, being tested by Northeastern University engineers Taskin Padir and Velin Dimitrov. Robots could build a base before humans arrived. Later they’d do chores, such as cleaning dust off solar panels. Taskin Padir for Northeastern Global News NASA is going back to the moon. Northeastern University students are designing robots to explore the terrain. NASA is going back to the moon. Northeastern University students are designing robots to explore the terrain. NASA selected a team of NU students for the 2020 Big Idea Challenge, where they will develop robots to survey the darkest areas of the moon. Northeastern University researchers are designing the future of work, starting with collaborative robots for processing seafood Northeastern University researchers are designing the future of work, starting with collaborative robots for processing seafood Researchers at Northeastern are designing robots to make the seafood processing industry safer and more comfortable for human workers. InSight has landed on Mars. Now the real work begins. InSight has landed on Mars. Now the real work begins. Robots are coming to the seafood industry. Here’s why. Robots are coming to the seafood industry. Here’s why. Sick of household chores? These Northeastern students are building a robot to help you at home. Sick of household chores? These Northeastern students are building a robot to help you at home. Three Northeastern students recently participated in RoboCup@Home, and received the best score of any competitor from the United States. Drones for research: Explaining Northeastern’s policy Drones for research: Explaining Northeastern’s policy ISEC launches ISEC launches Northeastern researchers help establish new institute to advance robotics in manufacturing Northeastern researchers help establish new institute to advance robotics in manufacturing NASA selects Northeastern for humanoid robot research NASA selects Northeastern for humanoid robot research Northeastern and MIT are the only universities in the US chosen by NASA to perform advanced research and development work on humanoid robots.