Recent News

2022
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January, 2022

Prof. Huichan Zhao will serve as an Associate Editor (AE) for Wearable Technologies which is the first journal dedicated to publishing original research, review articles and industrial developments related to wearable devices
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January, 2022

"Development of Modular Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Hybrid Joints and Robotic Flexible Legs via Fluidic Elastomer Actuators" is accepted for publication in Smart Materials and Structures (SMS). Congratulations to Xuguang Dong and the coauthors!
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January, 2022

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!

 

2021
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December, 2021
Prof. Huichan Zhao was awarded the Xiongyoulun Outstanding Youth Award (熊有伦智湖优秀青年学者奖).  Congratulations!
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November, 2021
Prof. Huichan Zhao will serve as an Associate Editor (AE) for RoboSoft 2022.
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October, 2021
Prof. Huichan Zhao was awarded the 2021 Damo Academy Young Fellow (达摩院青橙奖). Congratulations!
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October, 2021
"Long-Life-Cycle and Damage-Recovery Artificial Muscles via Controllable and Observable Self-Clearing Process" is accepted for publication in Advanced Engineering Materials (AEM). Congratulations to Songwen Jiang and the coauthors!
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August, 2021
Prof. Huichan Zhao will serve as a guest associate editor for the special issue "How Machines Interact with Their Environment: Embodied Intelligence, Soft Robots, and Beyond" in the journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI. Other organizers include Prof. Michael Wehner from the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), Prof. Yong-Lae Park from Seoul National University (SNU), Prof. Helmut Hauser from the University of Bristol, and Prof. Stephan Rudykh from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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July, 2021
"Soft, Tough, and Fast Polyacrylate Dielectric Elastomer for Non-magnetic Motor" is accepted for publication in Nature Communications.
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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. Other organizers include Prof. Ryan Truby from Northwestern University, Prof. Mihai Duduta from the University of Toronto, and Prof. Barbara Mazzolai from Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.
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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. 
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July, 2021
Prof. Huichan Zhao will serve as the general co-chair for The 14th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA 2021). 
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June, 2021
Prof. Huichan Zhao is promoted to Associate Professor (tenure-track), Congratulations!
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June, 2021
Boyuan Du wins the Future Researchers Scholarship (未来学者奖学金) for his Ph.D. study in Tsinghua. Congratulations, Boyuan!
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May, 2021
We will hold a workshop named "SoRoSE: Soft Robot State Estimation" at IROS 2021 on September 27th, 14:00–16:00 CEST. Other organizers include Prof. Chen Feng from NYU, Prof. Wenzhen Yuan from CMU, and Dr. Moritz Bächer from Disney Research.
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May, 2021
Songwen receives the Best Poster Award at the Tsinghua-Peking-Beihang Union Mechanical Seminar. Congratulations!
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April, 2021
For the coming RoBoSoft 2021 hosted by Yale University, Prof. Zhao will serve as an invited keynote speaker, Jingyi Zhou will serve as a session chair, Xuguang Dong will give a poster presentation, and several other group members will attend the conference virtually. 
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February, 2021
"Enhancing the Universality of a Pneumatic Gripper via Continuously Adjustable Initial Grasp Postures" is accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Robotics (TRO). Congratulations to Yafeng Cui and the coauthors!
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February, 2021
"Increasing the Payload and Terrain Adaptivity of an Untethered Crawling Robot via Soft-Rigid Coupled Linear Actuators​" is accepted for publication in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L). Congratulations to Xuguang Dong and the coauthors!
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February, 2021
"Analytical Modeling and Optimization of a Corrugated Soft Pneumatic Finger Considering the Performance of Pinch and Power Grasps" is accepted for publication in Extreme Mechanics Letters (EML).
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January, 2021
Prof. Huichan Zhao will serve as a guest associate editor for the special issue "Soft Robot State Estimation" in the journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI.
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January, 2021
Prof. Huichan Zhao will serve as a review editor for the area of Bio-Inspired Robotics in the journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI.

 

2020
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December, 2020
Prof. Huichan Zhao was awarded the 2020 Excellent Mentor Award (良师益友) in Tsinghua University. Congratulations!
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December, 2020
Yafeng Cui receives the highest award for Tsinghua students--Tsinghua Top-Grade Scholarship (清华大学研究生特等奖学金), which is annually awarded to only 10 best students out of 34000 graduates in Tsinghua. Congratulations!
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December, 2020
Prof. Huichan Zhao has been named as a member of the Innovators Under 35 China 2020 (MIT TR35-China) by MIT Technology Review. Congratulations! 
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November, 2020
Prof. Huichan Zhao will serve as an Associate Editor (AE) for RoboSoft 2021.
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August, 2020
Trivoramai Jiralerspong​​ wins the Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS, 中国政府奖学金) for her Ph.D. study in Tsinghua. Congratulations, Trivoramai!

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August, 2020
Jingyi Zhou, Songwen Jiang, Zhonghan Lin, Xuguang Dong and Rouven Glauert receive the Tsinghua Student Laboratory Construction Contribution Award ​(清华大学学生实验室建设贡献奖). Big thanks to all of you, and Congratulations!
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June, 2020
Xin An wins the Future Researchers Scholarship (未来学者奖学金) for his Ph.D. study in Tsinghua. Congratulations, Xin!
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June, 2020
Yiyi Pan and Songwen Jiang pass their Q-exam. Congratulations!
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May, 2020
Prof. Huichan Zhao is featured as the outstanding reviewer for the journal Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.

 

2019
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November, 2019
Prof. Huichan Zhao will serve as an Associate Editor (AE) for RoboSoft 2020.
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August, 2019
Prof. Huichan Zhao has been invited to join the editorial board of the journal PLOS ONE, serves for the area of ROBOTICS.

 

2018
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August, 2018
Prof. Huichan Zhao has been named as a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 China 2018, in the category of Science.
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July, 2018
Dr. Huichan Zhao joined Tsinghua University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.