Yifeng Zhu 朱毅枫

I am a third-year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. My research lies on the intersection of robot learning, robot control and robot planning. I am interested in general-purpose robot autonomy, especially its social impact to our daily life in all aspects.

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Education


  • 2019 - Now , Ph.D. student in Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2014 - 2018, B.Eng. in Automation & B.A. in English Language and Literature, Zhejiang Uiversity
  • 2017 - 2018, Visiting Student, Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2011 - 2014, High School Diploma, Nanjing Foreign Language School

Research


Learning for Robot Manipulation

Bottom-Up Skill Discovery from Unsegmented Demonstrations for Long-Horizon Robot Manipulation


Yifeng Zhu, Peter Stone, Yuke Zhu
Technical report, 2021
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Synergies Between Affordance and Geometry: 6-DoF Grasp Detection via Implicit Representations


Zhenyu Jiang , Yifeng Zhu, Maxwell Svetlik, Kuan Fang, Yuke Zhu
Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), 2021
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Hierarchical Planning for Long-Horizon Manipulation with Geometric and Symbolic Scene Graphs


Yifeng Zhu, Jonathan Tremblay, Stan Birchfield, Yuke Zhu
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2021
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Uncertainty Quantification

Fast Uncertainty Quantification for Deep Object Pose Estimation


Guanya Shi, Yifeng Zhu, Jonathan Tremblay, Stan Birchfield, Fabio Ramos, AnimashreeAnandkumar, Yuke Zhu
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2021
project / arxiv / video /

Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning

Tensor action spaces for multi-agent robot transer learning


Devin Schwab, Yifeng Zhu, Manuela Veloso
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2020
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Zero Shot Transfer Learning for Robot Soccer


Devin Schwab, Yifeng Zhu, Manuela Veloso
Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, 2018
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RoboCup

UT Austin Villa: An Open-source Gym Environment forDeep Reinforcement Learning on 3DSim


Bo Liu, William Macke, Caroline Wang, Yifeng Zhu, Patrick MacAlpine, Peter Stone
Technical Report, 2021
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Learning Primitive Skills for Mobile Robots


Yifeng Zhu, Devin Schwab, Manuela Veloso
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2019
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Learning Skills for Small Size League RoboCup


Devin Schwab, Yifeng Zhu, Manuela Veloso
Robocup Symposium, 2018
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Teaching



Skills and Interests


Language

  • Chinese native
  • English professional
  • Japanese intermediate

Sports

  • Soccer
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Chinese Martial Arts

Contact

Computer Science Department, The University of Texas at Austin

Email: yifeng.zhu [at] utexas.edu


Design and source code from Jon Barron's website