Karachi Chotu
A Final Year Project

Robots are interesting because they exist as a real technology that you can really study - you can get a degree in robotics - and they also have all this pop-culture real estate that they take up in people's minds.

Daniel H. Wilson


Karachi Chotu was formed in the mid of 2013 within the context of the research project "The Helper Bot". The team consists for three undergraduate students and is being supervised by the Head of AI Lab at IBA, Karachi. The team is using TurtleBot as its hardware/robot. The TurtleBot was imported from France as a result of research grant. Karachi Chotu is first time participating in the IranOpen 2014. The team includes 3 members from Karachi Koalas – 3D Simulation Soccer Team from IBA, Karachi.


team member
Dr. Sajjad Haider

Dr. Haider heads the AI Lab at IBA and is an Honorary Associate at UTS. He is interested in the application of machine learning and uncertain reasoning in locomotion and strategy building. He supervises the overall activities and research of the project.

team member
Safeer E Hussain
Team Member, Karachi Chotu

Safeer-e-Hussain is studying BSCS at IBA. He is also the former member of Karachi Koalas. His research focus is on robot's motion. He is working on human-robot interaction, navigation, task planning, and behavior control.

team member
Nabeel Zahid Rajput
Team Member, Karachi Chotu

Nabeel is the undergraduate student at IBA. He is the development lead of the Karachi Chotu and the former member of Karachi Koalas. He is working on the overall architecture of code and the strategy building.

team member
Imran Hemani
Team Member, Karachi Chotu

Imran is final year computer science student at IBA. He is working on the overall vision of the TurtleBot. His research focus is on object recognition and manipulation, segmentation and tracking of unknown objects.

Contact Us

Team Karachi Chotu
Artificial Intelligence Lab,
Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

Dr. Sajjad Haider. (Supervisor)
Team Contact
Safeer E Hussain
Nabeel Zahid
Imran Hemani