Bo Ai


I am currently a research engineer at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, working with Cheston Tan. I have also been collaborating with Jiajun Wu and Yunzhu Li. I am interested in learning dynamics models, sim-to-real transfer, and integrating learning and planning for mobile manipulation.

Earlier, I was a visiting researcher intern at the Stanford Vision and Learning Lab. I received my Bachelor’s in CS from the National University of Singapore, where I worked with David Hsu on long-horizon visual navigation with a Spot robot. I am joining UC San Diego as a PhD student in the Computer Science and Engineering Department in 2024 fall, working with Hao Su.


May 05, 2024 I will present our work RoboPack in three workshops at ICRA 2024: ViTac, 3DVRM, and Future Roadmap for Manipulation Skills. Welcome to drop by our poster sessions.
Apr 14, 2024 I am joining UCSD as a PhD student in 2024 fall!

Selected Publications

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    IntentionNet: Map-Lite Visual Navigation at the Kilometre Scale
    Wei Gao, Bo Ai, Joel Loo,  Vinay, and David Hsu
    arXiv, 2024
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    RoboPack: Learning Tactile-Informed Dynamics Models for Dense Packing
    Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) , 2024
    Abridged in ICRA 2024 workshops ViTac, 3DVRM, Future Roadmap for Sensorimotor Skills, and RSS 2024 workshop Priors4Robots.
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    Invariance is Key to Generalization: Examining the Role of Representation in Sim-to-Real Transfer for Visual Navigation
    Bo AiZhanxin Wu, and David Hsu
    International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER) , 2023
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    Deep Visual Navigation under Partial Observability
    Bo Ai, Wei Gao,  Vinay, and David Hsu
    International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) , 2022