Yifeng Zhu 朱毅枫

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin, co-advised by Prof. Yuke Zhu and Prof. Peter Stone. 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 University
  • 2017 - 2018, Visiting Student, Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2011 - 2014, High School Diploma, Nanjing Foreign Language School

News


  • We got a paper accepted at CoRL 2022!
  • We organized Texas Regional Robotics Symposium (TEROS) at UT Austin, April 2022.

Talks


  • Invited talk at Stanford, Oct 2021.
  • Robot Manipulation with Geometric and Symbolic Scene Graphs. ICCV'21 workshop on Structural and Compositional Learning on 3D Data, Oct 2021. (video)

Research


Here is a selected set of research projects. For a full list of publication record, please refer to the publication page.

Open-Sourced Efforts for Robot Learning

Deoxys: A Modular, Real-Time Controller Library for Robot Learning


Yifeng Zhu
A user-friendly interface in Python and real-time controller implementation in C++
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robosuite: A Modular Simulation Framework and Benchmark for Robot Learning


Yuke Zhu, Josiah Wong, Ajay Mandlekar, Roberto Martín-Martín, Abhishek Joshi, Soroush Nasiriany, Yifeng Zhu
Technical Report, 2022
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Learning for Robot Manipulation

VIOLA: Imitation Learning for Vision-Based Manipulation with Object Proposals Priors


Yifeng Zhu, Abhishek Joshi, Peter Stone, Yuke Zhu
Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL), 2022
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Visually Grounded Task and Motion Planning for Mobile Manipulation


Xiaohan Zhang, Yifeng Zhu, Yan Ding, Yuke Zhu, Peter Stone, Shiqi Zhang
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2022
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Bottom-Up Skill Discovery from Unsegmented Demonstrations for Long-Horizon Robot Manipulation


Yifeng Zhu, Peter Stone, Yuke Zhu
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), 2022
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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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Fast Uncertainty Quantification for Deep Object Pose Estimation


Guanya Shi, Yifeng Zhu, Jonathan Tremblay, Stan Birchfield, Fabio Ramos, Animashree Anandkumar, Yuke Zhu
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2021
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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