Junaed Sattar

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Junaed Sattar

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering


Shepherd Labs
Room 251
100 Union St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science/Robotics, McGill University (2012)
  • M.S. in Computer Science/Robotics, McGill University (2006)
  • B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (2001)


Sattar personal website
Interactive Robotics and Vision Laboratory website

Research Interests

Sattar's primary research focus is on making robots work safely and intuitively with people, so humans and robot can coexist and collaborate. This means looking into improving a robot's perception about people, their intentions and/or actions, engaging in dialog, as well as the environment. Perceiving the world robustly, particularly under changing and degraded conditions is an open challenge; his research interest extends into multi-modal sensory perception. Past research has been heavily influenced by making robots work with humans in unstructured environments, particularly underwater, and current and work involves field robots in the air, water and outdoor, all-terrain platforms.

Research Areas
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Current Research
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