Latest News

Prof. Huichan Zhao will serve as an Associate Editor for Wearable Technologies. 

One paper is accepted for publication in Smart Materials and Structures (SMS)Congratulations to Xuguang Dong and the coauthors!

Dr. Chao Tang and Jingyi Zhou both won the second prize in the academic presentation 2022 held by the State Key Laboratory of Tribology. Congratulations!

Prof. Huichan Zhao was awarded the Xiongyoulun Outstanding Youth AwardCongratulations!

Prof. Huichan Zhao will serve as an Associate Editor (AE) for RoboSoft 2022

Prof. Huichan Zhao was awarded the 2021 Damo Academy Young Fellow (达摩院青橙奖). Congratulations!

One paper is accepted for publication in Advanced Engineering Materials (AEM)Congratulations to Songwen Jiang and the coauthors!

One paper is accepted for publication in Nature Communications.

Prof. Huichan Zhao will serve as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Robotics (TRO) which is a top journal in the robotics field.


One paper is accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Robotics (TRO)Congratulations to Yafeng Cui and the coauthors!

Selected Publications

Long-Life-Cycle and Damage-Recovery Artificial Muscles via Controllable and Observable Self-Clearing Process, Advanced Engineering Materials

Soft, Tough, and Fast Polyacrylate Dielectric Elastomer for Non-magnetic Motor, Nature Communications

Increasing the Payload and Terrain Adaptivity of an Untethered Crawling Robot via Soft-Rigid Coupled Linear Actuators, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters

Enhancing the Universality of a Pneumatic Gripper via Continuously Adjustable Initial Grasp Postures, IEEE Transactions on Robotics

A Wearable Soft Haptic Communicator Based on Dielectric Elastomer Actuators, Soft Robotics

Controlled Flight of a Microrobot Powered by Soft Artificial Muscles, Nature

Bio‐inspired Design and Additive Manufacturing of Soft Materials, Machines, Robots, and Haptic Interfaces,  Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Compact Dielectric Elastomer Linear Actuator, Advanced Functional Materials

Optoelectronically Innervated Soft Prosthetic Hand via Stretchable Optical Waveguides, Science Robotics

Soft Orthosis with Integrated Optical Strain Sensors  and Electromyographic Control, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine

Scalable Manufacturing of Soft Actuators that Apply High Forces, Extreme Mechanics Letters



Symposium SB03 on
Robotic Materials for Advanced Machine Intelligence

May 8-13.2022
Invited Speaker at Workshop
"Energy Storage and Delivery in Robotics Systems
ICRA 2022
May 23-27.2022
Invited Keynote Speaker at IFToMM CCMMS 2022

July 30 - August 1, 2022