Frasier: The Next Generation Service Robot

FRASIER: Fostering Resilient Aging with Self-Efficacy and Independence Enabling Robot

Frasier is Toyota’s Human Support Robot (HSR), a prototype research platform for service robots. It is the RIVeR lab’s latest addition to its line of robots. The RIVeR lab was one of the few US universities that were awarded the robot to participate in Robocup@Home and join a passionate group of researchers who wish to integrate robotics in a home environment. We have been awarded a second HSR to participate at the World Robot Summit thanks to our performance at Robocup@Home!

Robocup@Home 2018: Montreal, Canada

Our second Robocup@Home competition gave us with the opportunity to showcase our research in manipulation & perception. Team Northeastern placed 2nd in stage 1, and 4th in stage 2 & 3, receiving the “Best in Manipulation” Award. Team Northeastern was the best performing US team and was invited to attend the World Robot Summit in Tokyo, Japan.

Robocup@Home 2017: Nagoya, Japan

The RIVeR Lab’s Robocup@Home debut and first home robotics competition. Team Northeastern competed against 15 teams from all over the world. PhD student Tarik Kelestemur and Anas Abou Allaban tackled the “Storing Groceries” and “Speech & Person Recognition” tasks.

Frasier In the News


Sick of household chores? These students are building a robot to help you at home.

Frasier on WCVB

Cutting Edge: Robot Designed to Make Aging Easier

Northeastern 2017 Commencement

President Aoun banters with Frasier during his 2017 commencement address at Northeastern University.

The Team

 Taşkın Padır

Taşkın Padır

Associate Professor

Tarik Kelestemur

Tarik Kelestemur

PhD Student


Anas Abou Allaban

Anas Abou Allaban

Undergraduate Student

Naoki Yokoyama

Naoki Yokoyama

Masters Student