Moslem Kazemi
Scientist, Robotics
Brain Corporation, San Diego, USA
E-mail: kazemi at

I did my PhD at Simon Fraser University (Canada) on coupling randomized path planning with image-based control of robotic arms and mobile manipulators. I received my Masters degree from University of Regina (Canada), and Bachelor degree from Sharif University of Technology (Iran).

In 2011, I joined the CMU Robotics Institute as a post-doctoral fellow working (with J. Andrew (Drew) Bagnell and Nancy Pollard) on the development of novel force compliant grasping and manipulation strategies for DARPA Autonomous Robotic Manipulation (ARM) challenge. I was then hired as a full-time employee at CMU and continued to lead the CMU ARM-S manipulation software developments at the CMU National Robotics Engineering Center

Over the past 15 years, I have been involved in various robotics projects from mobile robot control and navigation to force compliant manipulation and grasping (see the list below); I was a member of Sharif-CE RoboCup soccer player robots team (1997-2002) which won the world championships in 1999 and 2000, and Europe championships in 2000. I am in close collaboration with Geography department at Simon Fraser University (Canada) leading the software design and integration of a smart data acquisition cart for a hydraulic flume.

In August 2013 I joined Brain Corporation as a scientist to work on the development of learning capabilities for robotic arms to perform everyday reaching, grasping and manipulation tasks.

My main interests are robotic manipulation and grasping, path planning and vision-based control of robotic arms, and smart systems software/hardware integration.

Curriculum Vitae 

Youtube channel

  • Postdoctoral fellow, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • PhD, Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Masters, Industrial Systems Engineering, University of Regina, Canada
  • Bachelor, Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Interests and Expertise
  • Robotic manipulation and grasping
  • Mobile manipulation
  • Machine learning
  • Visual servoing
  • Interactive perception
  • Compliant control
  • Robot motion planning
Here is the list of the projects that I have been involved with. I am adding more contents (text and videos/figures) related to each project whenever I get some free time. In the meantime, you may want to either consult my CV (above) or contact me if you would like to know more about a specific project.



  • Our paper got accepted in Autonomous Robots Our paper titled: "Human-inspired force compliant grasping primitives" was accepted for publication in Autonomous Robots journal. It was co-authored by Jean-Sebastien Valois, J. Andrew Bagnell, and Nancy ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2014, 11:37 PM by Moslem Kazemi
  • Our paper got accepted in IEEE Transaction on Robotics Our paper titled "Randomized Kinodynamic Planning for Robust Image-based Visual Servoing" co-authored with Kamal Gupta and Mehran Mehrandezh got accepted in IEEE Transaction on Robotics. This paper is ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2013, 10:53 PM by Moslem Kazemi
  • Two papers accepted in ICRA2013 We got two (out of 3) papers accepted in ICRA 2013 to be held in Germany, May 2013:Clearing a Pile of Unknown Objects using Interactive Perception, Dov Katz, Moslem ...
    Posted Jan 13, 2013, 7:37 AM by Moslem Kazemi
  • Checkout the video of Sharif-CE team championship in RoboCup competitions, 1999
    Posted Jan 6, 2013, 5:42 PM by Moslem Kazemi
  • Project Scientist at the CMU Robotics Institute [February 2012] I was appointed as a project scientist at The Robotics Institute, CMU.
    Posted Jul 20, 2012, 8:11 PM by Moslem Kazemi
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