Team

Sam Kriegman

Director

 

Assistant Professor,

Northwestern University


Depts. of Comp Sci, Mech Eng, Chem & Bio Eng

David Matthews

PhD student


Staff:  2022–24

Student:  2024-


differentiable robots

Muhan Li

PhD student


Comp Sci

2023–


multi-physics simulation

Chen Yu

PhD student


Comp Sci

2023–


modularity

Luke Strgar

PhD student


Comp Sci

2023–


open-endedness

Zihan Guo

rotation PhD student


Mech Eng

2024–


tbd

Yiji Lyu

rotation PhD student


Mech Eng

2024–


tbd

Yuchen Cao

rotation PhD student


Comp Sci

2024–


tbd

Xudong Tang

rotation PhD student


Comp Sci

2024–


tbd

Lingji Kong

Masters student


Comp Sci

2023-


generative design

Giovanni Michel

Masters student


Electr Eng

2024


tbd

Jing Gu

Masters student


Comp Sci

2024–


sim2real transfer

Tianjie Shu

Masters student


Comp Sci

2024–


simulation

Yidi Li

Masters student


Comp Sci

2024–


simulation

Daniel Shamsoddini 

Undergrad intern


Comp Sci

2023–


evolutionary computation

Emily Chi 

Undergrad intern


Engineering

2024


tbd

Tyler Hummer

Collaborator


Founder & CEO, 

Soonuk Toys


former PhD student '22-24

Douglas Blackiston

Collaborator & Advisor


Senior Scientist, 

Tufts University


Dept. of Biology

Luna

Lab dog


Dept. of Zoology

2012–

Run 52

Lab Mascot


Dept. of Zoology

2019–

Alumni:


Tyler Hummer (2022-24) MS, Mech Eng.

Isabel Zhong (2023-24) BS/MS, BioMed Eng & Comp Sci.

If you would like to join the xenobot lab, please fill out this form and then send Sam a short email note.

Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, 2024

Zashiki in Tokyo, 2024

Kriegman (left) with Matthews (right) in the Center for Robotics and Biosystems at Northwestern University. Matthews is holding an AI-generated robot.

Sam Kriegman

Kriegman in the microinjection room of Michael Levin's lab at Tufts University in the Fall of 2021, one year before joining Northwestern. 

Photographer: M. Scott Brauer (copyright; all rights reserved).

Doug Blackiston and Sam Kriegman

Blackiston (left) and Kriegman at Tufts. 

Sept 2021. 

Photographer: M. Scott Brauer (copyright; all rights reserved).

Kriegman (right) dressed as a robot. 

Halloween, 1994.