Our underwater soft robotics was featured on the cover of Chinese National Science Foundation! Link to NSFC web.
Our paper "A biorobotic adhesive disc for underwater hitchhiking inspired by the remora suckerfish" was published on Science Robotics as a cover article! Link to Science Robotics.
Our Soft Robotics paper won the best paper award at the International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications!
Prof. Li Wen's co-authored paper won best conference paper award at IEEE-CYBER 2017!
By working closely with biologists, material scientists and mechanists, we are particularly interested in building robotics prototypes by using multiple soft materials, therefore to explore scientific questions in biomechanics including swimming, adhesion and grasping. Based on the understanding of biomechanics, we synthesize bio-inspired soft robotics which do work that traditional rigid robots *cannot* handle, for example, that can safely and effectively interact with human, live organisms and complex surrounding environments. We are also interested in collaborating with industrial people to bring our technologies into devices and products that meet the real-world applications.