Yorai Shaoul.
I am in this picture.

Hi Hello.
I am a Ph.D. student in robotics.
I aim to create algorithms that endow robots with the ability to operate autonomously with and for their human partners. My research interests lie at the intersection of planning and perception for robotics, driven by geometry and multimodal learning from data. I am broadly interested in estimation problems, machine learning, and inference, in micro-aerial, ground, and manipulation domains.

I spend most of my time at the lab or on the track a bicycle– here’s me trying to jump far:


  • August 2022
    • I have started working towards a Ph.D. in Robotics at the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute.
  • August 2021
    • I have joined Indoor Robotics as a Robotics Algorithm Engineer.
  • June 2021
    • I have graduated from MIT with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, with a minor in Mathematics.

Feel free to Contact me! For professional inquiries, you are invited to my professional profile.

Recent projects:

DELSE: Deforming Ellipsoids for object Shape Estimation

It is often important for robots to know the location and shape of objects. However, this task can be a bit tricky! Many times robots can only obtain partial observations due to self-occlusions or occlusions in the scene. In this project (which is approximately equivalent to half of an undergraduate senior- year research project, with…