Zilin Si
Master Student, Carnegie Mellon University

I am a second year Master student in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. I am currently working in the RobotTouch Lab, supervised by Prof. Wenzhen Yuan. My recent work is about example-based tactile simulation.

Prior to my Masters, I completed my Bachelor degree in Computer Science at ShanghaiTech University. I worked with Prof. Laurent Kneip in Mobile Perception Lab as an undergraduate researcher; I also worked with Prof. Michael Kaess in Robot Perception Lab as RISS intern.


  • Tactile Sensing
  • Robot Perception
  • Geometry-based Vision


Carnegie Mellon University
2020 - present
M.S. Robotics
ShanghaiTech University
2016 - 2020
B.Eng. Computer Science
Graduated with honor!

Recent Publications

Efficient shape mapping through dense touch and vision, 2021, (under review) IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Sudharshan Suresh* , Zilin Si* , Joshua G. Mangelson , Wenzhen Yuan , Michael Kaess
Taxim: An Example-based Simulation Model for GelSight Tactile Sensors, 2021, (under review) IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) with ICRA
Zilin Si , Wenzhen Yuan
Improving Grasp Stability with Rotation Measurement from Tactile Sensing, 2021, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
Raj Kolamuri* , Zilin Si* , Yufan Zhang , Arpit Agarwal , Wenzhen Yuan
Maximal Information Propagation with Budgets, 2020, European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI)
Haomin Shi , Yao Zhang , Zilin Si , Letong Wang , Dengji Zhao
Degeneracy Detection for RGB-D Odometry, 2019, Robotics Institute Summer Scholars Working Papers Journal
Zilin Si , Ming Hsiao , Michael Kaess