Xiangxiao Liu has been a Postdoctoral researcher at BIOROB since 2019. His research interests focus on understanding how animals use visual feedback from their eyes to direct their movements. Specifically, he studies optomotor responses in zebrafish larvae, where a visual reflex helps them maintain their position in flowing currents. To investigate visuomotor coordination, he has built fish-like robots and conducted neuromechanical simulations. He has also developed a comprehensive neural model that integrates visual inputs, brain computation, and spinal locomotor circuits.
Prior to joining BIOROB, Xiangxiao completed his Ph.D. and Master’s degree in robotic bipedal locomotion at Osaka University in Japan. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at Southeast University in China. He also conducted research at Vislab in Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal.