Hi there! I am Zhou Xian, a final-year PhD student in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Katerina Fragkiadaki. I am broadly interested in robotics, computer vision and world model learning. Prior to CMU, I completed my Bachelor's degree at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, working with Pham Quang Cuong and I-Ming Chen. I have also spent wonderful summers as a research intern at Meta AI with Akshara Rai, and at MIT-IBM AI Lab with Chuang Gan.
My current research focuses on building unified neural policies and simulation infrastructures for scalable robot learning.
I am also an independent landscape photographer, with a special interest in aerial and celestial photography. I was affiliated with the Visual China Group (视觉中国) and was one of the top 10 contributors on Unsplash.com. My images have received tens of millions of views and near a million downloads across platforms like Unsplash, Notion, Trello, Medium, etc. Here are some of my personal favorite photos of all time.
I get emotional watching the Milky Way dance, every single time.
[Contact] If you are interested in chatting about robots, AI, research, photography, dreams, stand-up comedy, Honor of Kings, wine tasting, kittens🐱, the best superpower, the illusion of free will and consciousness, or anything else that makes absolutely no sense apart from being fun or romantic :P, feel free to shoot me an email at email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org.
[2023-11] [New] Introducing RoboGen, a generative robotic agent for automated and diverse skill acquisition.
[2023-9] [New] We are organizing a workshop on the topic of "Towards Generalist Robots" at CoRL 2023.
[2023-8] [New] We released a white paper envisioning a promising path towards Generalist Robots!
(* indicates equal contribution)
Nikolaos Gkanatsios*, Ayush Jain*, Zhou Xian, Yunchu Zhang, Christopher Atkeson, Katerina Fragkiadaki