Recent News

2021
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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).
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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).
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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).
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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.