Taskin Padir is an Associate Professor in the College of Engineering at Northeastern University. He received his PhD and MS degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University. He holds a BS in electrical and electronics engineering from the Middle East Technical University. He is the Director of Robotics and Intelligent Vehicles Research Laboratory (RIVeR Lab). He is also the co-founder of the Robotics Collaborative at Northeastern. His research interests include supervised autonomy for humanoid robots, shared autonomy for intelligent vehicles, and human-in-the-loop control systems with applications in advanced manufacturing, exploration, disaster response, personalized in-home care, and nuclear decommissioning. He led project teams for the NASA Sample Return Robot Centennial Challenge, SmartAmerica Challenge and the DARPA Robotics Challenge. Padir currently leads a project funded by the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute to introduce collaborative robots into seafood processing industry.