James Tukpah
PhD Candidate Research Assistant Northeastern University

James is a PhD candidate in computer engineering at Northeastern University. His previous degrees are a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in robotics with a concentration in mechanical engineering. Throughout his education he has been a researcher in Northeastern’s Robotics and Intelligent Vehicles Research (RIVeR) Laboratory. His history of projects include a comparative study of the intuitiveness of virtual reality interfaces in controlling mobile based robots, a teleoperated vision mount connected to a virtual reality HMD, and an augmented reality driven learning assistance model. He is also working on developing a more streamlined process for a shared controller system between service robots and virtual and augmented reality (AR/VR). The goal is to provide human users with a better way of receiving and sending information over VR/AR platforms while making it easier to interact, anticipate and understand the robot’s actions.


Jun 2

01:30 PM - 02:25 PM


Robotics Startups, Academia and Arts Using XR Tech bringing Research to the Real World

Giulio Corradi | AMD

Russell Nickerson | MassRobotics

James Tukpah | Northeastern University

Colin Gallacher | Haply Robotics