Xiang Li

李 响  Xiang Li

(He / him)

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Dept of CS at Stony Brook University, advised by Prof. Michael S. Ryoo. I received my MS and BS from SJTU under the supervision of Prof. Yue Zhou.

My primary research interest is self-supervised visual representation learning for robotics. Now I am also working on diffusion models and vision language models.

I am actively looking for self-motivated robots to collaborate with.
Please email me if your robots are interested (even if you are not a robot :P

Email: xiangli8[at]cs[dot]stonybrook[dot]edu

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  • Ultimate TicTacToe machine


    This device plays physical TicTacToe game with human and I built it for our lab parties.
    The agent behind comes from Alpha-Zero, which has shown impressive performance. In fact, only very few lab members have been able to outplay it - myself not included.
    For this demonstration, I've programmed the robot to intentionally forfeit one checker, it does not seem to be very happy though...

  • LiDAR based SLAM + GPS + Navigation

    ROS C++ Python

    This work was done during my internship at Beijing Falcon Self-driving Co., Ltd..

  • RC Car + Raspi + Camera

    Arduino C++ Python

    An open-source solution to turn general RC cars into powerful mobile platforms with vision.

  • CyberDIP: A computer controlled moving finger for touchscreen


    With the help of this device and computer vision, we can play mobile games autonomously using the touchscreen on any device.

  • Visual tracking using a camera on a motorized gimbal


    Use a camera on a motorized gimbal and STC algorithm to track moving vehicles. The motorized gimbal is controlled by a PI controller via PELCO-D protocol. GUI is made with MFC.

  • There are other projects I worked on and enjoyed a lot: playing Android/PC games autonomously using computer vision, GPU cluster monitor built with Grafana and InfluxDB, Single Board Computer (SBC) with various sensors, and so on. They are not technically challenging but I love the fact that they significantly improved the quality of my life :)


  • CVPR Outstanding Demos Award [Diffusion Illusions], 2023
  • Outstanding Graduate of Colleges and Universities in Shanghai, China (Top 5%), 2018
  • National Scholarship for Graduate Students, 2017
  • Outstanding Graduates of SJTU, 2015

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