Alper Canberk
ac4983 at columbia dot edu

I'm a second year undergraduate Computer Science student at Columbia University.

I am fascinated by Robotics and Embodied AI – mostly questioning how humans utilize a lifetime of information to zero-shot the most complex tasks.

I'm fortunate to be a member of Columbia AI and Robotics lab, mentored by Huy Ha and advised by Professor Shuran Song. I've dabbled in human-robot interaction and deformable object manipulation, nowadays I'm mostly interested in language.

When I'm not debugging my simulator, I enjoy exploring art museums and coffee shops in NYC, reading hard sci-fi, and playing ultimate frisbee.

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Cloth Funnels: Canonicalized-Alignment for Multi-Purpose Garment Manipulation

Alper Canberk, Cheng Chi, Huy Ha, Benjamin Burchfiel, Eric Cousineau, Siyuan Feng, Shuran Song
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 2023
Website   •   ArXiv   •   GitHub  •   Video

Learning Human Objectives from Sequences of Physical Corrections

Mengxi Li, Alper Canberk, Dylan P. Losey, Dorsa Sadigh
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 2021

ArXiv  •   GitHub


Oculus VR Handtracking Whiteboard

A Unity VR app where the user can dynamically create, move, and resize whiteboards (on a real wall if they prefer), and can write on it using their real fingers.
June 2021

Medium  •   GitHub

Nexus Virtual Graduation

A real time multiplayer platform for my high school’s virtual graduation experience on Unity. Features include: Google Maps 3D location scraping, student avatar creation, free movement around 3d model of the real campus, P2P Real-time spacial voice and video chat, in-game YouTube with adjustable screen, and inter-character interactions such as diploma giving, online event sign-ups.
May 2020

Website  •   Video  •   GitHub


  • Conference Reviewer for ICRA 2023
  • RSS 2022 Volunteer