Yandong Ji

I am a visiting researcher at MIT CSAIL Improbable AI Lab advised by Pulkit Agrawal. Currently I'm working on quadrupedal robots and reinforcement learning.

I received an MEng in Mechnical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2022 advised by Koushil Sreenath, and received a BEng in Intelligent Science and Technology from Nankai University in 2021 advised by Juanjuan Zhang and Xian Guo.

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I'm interested in legged robots and multi-modal learning.

sym DribbleBot: Dynamic Legged Manipulation in the Wild
Yandong Ji*, Gabriel B. Margolis* , Pulkit Agrawal
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2023

paper / project page / MIT homepage spotlight

Dynamic object manipulation with the legs, using onboard computation and sensing.

Hierarchical reinforcement learning for precise soccer shooting skills using a quadrupedal robot
Yandong Ji*, Zhongyu Li*, Yinan Sun, Xue Bin Peng, Sergey Levine, Glen Berseth, Koushil Sreenath
IROS, 2022, (Best RoboCup Paper Award Finalist)
project page / arXiv / TechXplore

Honing soccer shooting skills in the real world

Reinforcement Learning for Collaborative Quadrupedal Manipulation of a Payload over Challenging Terrain
Yandong Ji, Bike Zhang, Koushil Sreenath
project page

A decentralized payload manipulation system in simulation

Evaluation of lower leg muscle activities during human walking assisted by an ankle exoskeleton
Wei Wang, Jianyu Chen, Yandong Ji, Wei Jin, Jingtai Liu, Juanjuan Zhang
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 2020

Systematic evaluation of exoskeleton assistance performance based on EMG metrics


Reviewer, IROS 2022

Designed and sourced code based on Jon Barron's website.