Latest News

[November, 2021]
Prof. Huichan Zhao will serve as an Associate Editor (AE) for RoboSoft 2022

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

[October, 2021]
One paper is accepted for publication in Advanced Engineering Materials (AEM).

[July, 2021]
One paper is accepted for publication in Nature Communications.

[July, 2021]
We will hold the Symposium SB03 -- Robotic Materials for Advanced Machine Intelligence at the 2022 MRS Spring Meeting which will take place on May 8-13 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

[July, 2021]
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.

[June, 2021]
Prof. Huichan Zhao is promoted to Associate Professor (tenure-track),  Congratulations!

[June, 2021]
Boyuan Du wins the Future Researchers Scholarship (未来学者奖学金) for his Ph.D. study at Tsinghua University, Congratulations!

[May, 2021]
We will hold a workshop named "SoRoSE: Soft Robot State Estimation" at IROS 2021 on September 27th, 14:00–16:00 CEST.

[May, 2021]
Songwen Jiang receives the Best Poster Award at the Tsinghua-Peking-Beihang Union Mechanical Seminar.

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


Organized Workshop named "SoRoSE" at IROS 2021
Symposium SB03 on
Robotic Materials for Advanced Machine Intelligence
May 8-13.2022
Special issue named
"How Machines Interact with Their Environment: Embodied Intelligence, Soft Robots, and Beyond" in the journal
Frontiers in Robotics and AI