Anxing Xiao 肖岸星
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Email: anxingxiao [at]   Office: COM3-B1-33

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I am a first-year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at National University of Singapore, advised by Prof. David Hsu. My research interest lies in the intersection of Robotics, Reasoning and Decision Making with their applications in complex, real-world environments.

Previously, I worked as a Research Assistant with Prof. Max Q.-H. Meng . Before that, I was a visiting student at UC Berkeley from Aug. 2019 to Sep. 2020 working with Prof. Koushil Sreenath. I received my B.E. in Automation from the Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen in 2021.

I love playing basketball 🏀 and table tennis 🏓 in my free time. I am also open to collaborating with people to explore the possibilities of robotics in various fields.

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My current research topics cover motion planning, assistive robotics, and autonomous system design. My long-term research goal is to develop intelligent robots that can infer and interact with the dynamic and open world in long-horizon tasks

Quadruped Guidance Robot for the Visually Impaired: A Comfort-Based Approach

Yanbo Chen, Zhengzhe Xu, Zhuozhu Jian, Gengpan Tang, Yunong Yangli, Anxing Xiao*, Xueqian Wang*, Bin Liang

ICRA, 2023

arXiv / Video

PUTN: A Plane-fitting based Uneven Terrain Navigation Framework

Zhuozhu Jian, Zihong Lu, Xiao Zhou, Bin Lan, Anxing Xiao*, Xueqian Wang*, Bin Liang

IROS, 2022

arXiv / Video

Robotic Autonomous Trolley Collection with Progressive Perception and Nonlinear Model Predictive Control

Anxing Xiao*, Hao Luan*, Ziqi Zhao*, Yue Hong, Jieting Zhao, Jiankun Wang,
Max Q-H Meng

ICRA, 2022

arXiv / Video

Autonomous Navigation with Optimized Jumping through Constrained Obstacles on Quadrupeds

Scott Gilroy, Derek Lau, Lizhi Yang, Ed Izaguirre, Kristen Biermayer, Anxing Xiao, Mengti Sun, Ayush Agrawal, Jun Zeng, Zhongyu Li, Koushil Sreenath

International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), 2021

arXiv / Video

Robotic Guide Dog: Leading a Human with Leash-Guided Hybrid Physical Interactions

Anxing Xiao*, Wenzhe Tong*, Lizhi Yang*, Jun Zeng, Zhongyu Li and Koushil Sreenath

ICRA, 2021, Best Paper Award Finalist for Service Robotics.

arXiv / Video

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Amphibious Robot’s Trajectory Tracking with DNN-Based Nonlinear Model Predictive Control

Yaqi Wu*, Anxing Xiao*, Haoyao Chen, Shiwu Zhang and Yunhui Liu

International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), 2020


Course Projects

Localisation For Underwater Vehicles Using a Forward-Looking Sonar

NUS CS5340 Uncertainty Modelling in AI

Utilized Markov Random Fields (MRF) to denoise forward-looking sonar (FLS) images and Bayesian optimization to estimate the odometry; Implemented the Monte Carlo Localisation algorithm for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) on data collected from AUVs operating in open water.

Reach-Avoid Games via Deep Reinforcement Learning

HIT Auto2012 Introduction to Maching Learning

Designed training pipelines to solve reach-avoid games using the Soft Actor Criticism (SAC) algorithm; The model was trained in Robotarium simulations and transferred to real-world experiments; Learned policy performed better than the baseline MPC method and human policy in both defense and attack tasks.

Automatic notesbook scanner

Berkeley ME102B Mechatronics Design

Completed 3D model design in SolidWorks and manufactured parts of the scanner by 3D printing and laser cutting; Integrated electronics components to achieve autonomous page turning and scanning; Processed the scanner image with perspective transformation and adaptive threshold using OpenCV.

Academic Service

Journal Reviewer:

IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), 2022, 2023
IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO), 2021
Biomimetic Intelligence and Robotics (BIROB), 2021

Conference Reviewer:

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2022
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2022, 2023
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), 2021

Undergraduate Research Mentor:

Quadruped Guidance Robot, Tsinghua University, 2021.9 – 2022.3
Plane-Fitting based Uneven Terrain Navigation Framework, Tsinghua University, 2021.9 – 2022.3


Erdös number:

My Erdos number is 4
Anxing Xiao -> Koushil Sreenath -> S. Shankar Sastry -> Béla Bollobás -> Paul Erdős


IEEE Student Member, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Member

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