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 at National University of Singapore in Department of Computer Science. 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

Accepted by 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

Media: New Scientist / Daily Mail / The Independent / Tech Xplore / Daily Californian

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


Major Courses


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Berkeley EE291E: Hybrid System and Intelligent Control (Prof. S. Shankar Sastry)
Berkeley ME232: Advanced Control Systems (Prof. Kameshwar Poolla)
Berkeley EE220C: State Estimation and Optimal Control (Prof. Mark Mueller)
Berkeley EE128: Feedback Control System (Prof. Ronald Fearing)


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Berkeley EECS106B: Robotic Manipulation and Interaction (Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy, Prof. S. Shankar Sastry)
Berkeley ME102B: Mechatronics Design (Prof. Hannah Stuart)
HIT AUTO2004: Design and Practice of Robotic System

AI & ML:

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NUS CS6216: Graph Machine Learning (Prof. Xavier Bresson)
NUS CS5340: Probabilistic Graphical Models (Prof. Harold Soh)
Berkeley CS294: Geometry and Learning for 3D Vision (Prof. Yi Ma)
HIT AUTO2012: Introduction to Machine Learning


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Berkeley E231: Mathematical Methods in Eng. (Prof. Andrew Packard, Prof. Murat Arcak, Prof. Mark Mueller)
HIT MATH1009: Advanced Linear Algebra I, II (张贤科)
HIT MATH1010: Mathematical Analysis I, II, III (严质彬))
HIT EMEC1002: Theoretical Mechanics

Academic Service

Journal Reviewer:

IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), 2022
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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