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Office Location

805 Columbus Avenue
526 Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC)
Boston, MA 02120

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Robert Platt, 526 ISEC
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Research Interests

Most of my work focuses on perception, planning, and control for robotic manipulation. I am particularly interested in the intersection between robotic perception and planning/control. The goal is to enable robots to perform manipulation tasks robustly in the context of real-world perceptual uncertainties. This is essential to performing robotic assembly or repair tasks or even just grasping and lifting things in everyday environments. In the future, I expect that robust robotic manipulation will enable a range of applications in the home, healthcare, factory or warehouse applications, hazardous environments, or military scenarios.


  • PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Robert Platt is an Assistant Professor in the College of Computer Science at Northeastern. Prior to that, Professor Platt was a Research Scientist at MIT and a Robotics Engineer at NASA. He earned his PhD in Computer Science in 2006 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.