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Jingyi Xu, M.Sc.

Lehrstuhl für Medientechnik (Prof. Steinbach)


Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

  • jingyi.xu(at)tum.de


Jingyi Xu studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Technical University of  Munich. She received the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in 2012 and the Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in 2014 with the honor "passed with high distinction". In November 2014, she joined the Chair of Media Technology at the Technical University of Munich as a member of the research staff. Her research focus is physics-based deformable object grasping and manipulation.

My website: www.jingyixu.com

Research Interests

Motivation: manipulating deformable fragile objects or open containers is challenging. While assuring the stability, it is further important to not damage the object and to avoid undesired effects such as content spilling of an open container caused by the deformation. [Video]

My focus: model-based contact and grasp analysis for known objects. Learning-based approaches will be then applied to transfer the knowledge to manipulating familiar or unknown objects.

A dataset of thin-walled deformable objects

A dataset of synthetic thin-walled object models with volumetric representations, which is generated based on 13 real objects. [Paper] [Dataset]

Contact analysis of curved contact area

Friction analysis of an example location of the center of rotation (COR) axis and the limit surface of this contact. [Paper: ICRA 2017] [Spotlight Talk] [Poster]

Modular task-oriented grasp stability assessment

We divide a manipulation task into several sub-tasks, defined as modular tasks. We train the models for grasp stability of modular tasks, such that they can be flexibly combined and adapted to new manipulation actions. Robotic experiments demonstrate that the proposed method avoids unnecessary grasp force adaptations and regrasps for various manipulation tasks. [Paper: IROS 2018] [Video]