Yorai Shaoul

Ph.D. Student at The Robotics Institute , Carnegie Mellon University. MIT 21'. [Old website link]


I used to jump. And was actually decent at it.

Hi hello!

I am a Ph.D. student in robotics. I am fortunate to be advised by Professor Maxim Likhachev , and Professor Jiaoyang Li . I had the pleasure of working with Professor Sebastian Scherer during my first year at CMU. We focused on applying deep learning for visual odometry estimation.

Previously, I was a student at MIT working in CSAIL at Nicholas Roy’s Robust Robotics Group , and I was fortunate to play with robots spend time at Indoor Robotics, Amazon Robotics, and Optimus Ride.

Robot Motivation

I am excited by a future where robot teams aid humans in transportation, agriculture, logistics, and other domains. To make this a reality, we need algorithms that scale better in dimension and in system-size. My focus is on developing algorithms that utilize geometric principles, multimodal deep learning, and planning on graphs for improving single- and multi-agent robot systems operating in the real world.


Jan 27, 2023 Interested in a potentially misleading depiction of a day in the life at the CMU Robotics Institute? Look no further.
(This video was made for the AirLab and CMU SCS social reach.)
Jul 15, 2022 I have started working towards a Ph.D. in Robotics at The Robotics Institute , Carnegie Mellon University.
Aug 15, 2021 I have joined Indoor Robotics as a Robotics Algorithm Engineer.
Jun 2, 2021 I have graduated from MIT with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (6-2) and a minor in Mathematics (18).

selected publications

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    Online Descriptor Enhancement via Self-Labelling Triplets for Visual Data Association
    Yorai ShaoulKatherine LiuKyel Ok, and Nicholas Roy
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2011.10471, 2020