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Latest News

Congratulations to Yafeng Cui for his successful defense of his Ph.D. thesis! 


Congratulations to Songwen Jiang for his successful defense of his Ph.D. thesis! 

One paper is accepted for publication in Advanced Intelligent SystemsCongratulations to Boyuan Du and the coauthors!

One paper is accepted for publication in Advanced Functional MaterialsCongratulations to Songwen Jiang and the coauthors!

Dr. Chao Tang will join the Ocean University of China (OUC) as an associate professor. Congratulations!

Yu Herng Tan, Songwen Jiang, Yafeng Cui, Yixin Wang, Yiyi Pan, Zhonghan Lin, Xuguang Dong, Xin An, and Boyuan Du presented their works at workshops of ICRA 2023, London, UK.

Qi Shao presented his work at ICRA 2023, London, UK.

Prof. Zhao received Tsinghua Early Career Award (清华大学学术新人奖). Congratulations! 

Dr. Liang Zhou will join our group as a postdoctoral researcher. Welcome! 

Our review paper entitled “
A review on high-frequency dielectric elastomer actuators: materials, dynamics, and applications” is accepted for publication in Advanced Intelligent Systems! Congratulations to Chao Tang and the coauthors!

Selected Publications

Soft Pocket Pump for Multi-Medium Transportation via an Active Tubular Diaphragm, Advanced Functional Materials

Active-Cooling-in-the-Loop Controller Design and Implementation for an SMA-Driven Soft Robotic Tentacle,
 IEEE Transactions on Robotics

Stretchable and Conformable Stiffness-Variable Device through Electrorheological Fluids, Soft Matter

An Anthropomorphic Musculoskeletal System with Soft Joint and Multifilament Pneumatic Artificial Muscles, Advanced Intelligent Systems

Conformable and Compact Multiaxis Tactile Sensor for Human and Robotic Grasping via Anisotropic Waveguides, Advanced Materials Technologies

A Pipeline Inspection Robot for Navigating Tubular Environments in the Sub-centimeter Scale, Science Robotics

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

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

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

Compact Dielectric Elastomer Linear Actuator, Advanced Functional Materials

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

Upcoming Events


Invited Speaker at

ICRA Workshop 2022

Philadelphia (PA), USA

May 23-27

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Invited Keynote Speaker at

IROS 2022

Kyoto, Japan

October 23-27


Associate Editor for

RoboSoft 2023


April 3-7

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