Publications in 2020

Journal Publications

Jiaqi Liu, Saverio Iacoponi, Cecilia Laschi, Li Wen*, Marcello Calisti*
"Underwater Mobile Manipulation: a Soft Arm on a Benthic Legged Robot"
IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, 27(4):12-26, 2020. DOI:10.1109/MRA.2020.3024001.
Journal cover article!
Yufei Hao, Shantonu BISWAS, Elliot wright Hawkes, Tianmiao Wang, Zhu Mengjia, Li Wen, Yon Visell*
"A Multimodal, Enveloping Soft Gripper: Shape Conformation, Bioinspired Adhesion, and Expansion-Driven Suction"
IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 37(2):350-362, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/TRO.2020.30214275, eabd9158.
Li Wen*, Fei Pan, Xilun Ding,
"Tensegrity metamaterials for soft robotics"
Science Robotics, 5(45), eabd9158 2020. DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.abd9158
Siqi Wang, Lei Li, Wenguang Sun, Dylan Wainwright, He Wang, Wei Zhao, Bohan Chen, Yufeng Chen and Li Wen*
"Detachment of the remora suckerfish disc: kinematics and a bio-inspired robotic model"
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, Vol. 15 (5), pp. 056018, 2020. DOI:10.1088/1748-3190/ab9418

Click on the links below for media coverage of this research:
Physics Org: https://phys.org/news/2020-08-ocean-hitchhiker-sucker-mechanism-potential.html?deviceType=desktop/
News Break: https://www.newsbreak.com/amp/samsung-daily/n/0WkDLbLw
ENG talks: https://www.enggtalks.com/news/140751/ocean-hitchhiker-s-sucker-mechanism-offers-potential-for-underwa
Newsbeezer: https://newsbeezer.com/singapore/the-ocean-hitchhiking-suction-mechanism-offers-potential-for-underwater-adhesion/
FISHBIO: https://fishbio.com/news/ocean-hitchhikers-sucker-mechanism-offers-potential-underwater-adhesion
Zheyuan Gong , Xi Fang , Xingyu Chen , Jiahui Cheng, Zhexin Xie, Jiaqi Liu, Bohan Chen, Hui Yang, Shihan Kong, Yufei Hao,
Tianmiao Wang, Junzhi Yu and Li Wen*

"A soft manipulator for efficient delicate grasping in shallow water: Modeling,control, and real-world experiments"
The International Journal of Robotics Research, 40(1): 449-469, 2020. DOI: 10.1177/0278364920917203
Zhexin Xie ; Feiyang Yuan ; Zemin Liu ; Zhaoning Sun ; Elias Knubben ; Li Wen*
"A Proprioceptive Soft Tentacle Gripper Based on Crosswise Stretchable Sensors"
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 25(4):1841-1850, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2020.2993258.
Xingyu Chen, Junzhi Yu, Shihan Kong, Zhengxing Wu, Li Wen*
"Joint Anchor-Feature Refinement for Real-Time Accurate Object Detection in Images and Videos"
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 31(2):594-607, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/TCSVT.2020.2980876.
Zhexin Xie‡ August G. Domel ‡ Ning An, Connor Green, Zheyuan Gong, Tianmiao Wang, Elias M. Knubben, James C. Weaver,
Katia Bertoldi,* Li Wen,*

"Octopus arm-inspired tapered soft actuators with suckers for improved grasping"
Soft Robotics, 7(5):639-p648,2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1089/soro.2019.0082
Journal cover article!

Click on the links below for media coverage of this research:
Harvard Wyss Institute: https://wyss.harvard.edu/news/the-tentacle-bot/
Harvard SEAS: https://www.seas.harvard.edu/news/2020/02/tentacle-bot
Nanowerk: https://www.nanowerk.com/news2/robotics/newsid=54658.php
Harvard Crimson: https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2020/3/5/tentacle-bot-research/
Tech Explorist: https://www.techexplorist.com/octopus-inspired-tentacle-bot-sucker-grasp-objects/30435/
Mashable: https://mashable.com/article/tentacle-robot/
Siwei Su, Siqi Wang, Lei Li, Zhexin Xie, Fuchao Hao, Jinliang Xu, Shaokai Wang, Juan Guan* and Li Wen*
"Vertical Fibrous Morphology and Structure-Function Relationship in Natural and Biomimetic Suction-Based Adhesion Discs"
Matter, 2(5):1207-1221, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.matt.2020.01.018

Click on the links below for media coverage of this research:
Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/02/200226131316.htm
Cosmo: https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/this-fish-is-a-sucker-but-no-fool
Physics Org: https://phys.org/news/2020-02-vertical-fibers-suckerfish-suction-cup-like.html
BBC Science Focus: https://www.sciencefocus.com/news/remoras-reveal-how-they-stay-stuck-under-the-sea/
Zemin Liu, Jiaqi Liu, He Wang, Xiao Yu, Kang Yang, Wenbo Liu, Shilin Nie, Wenguang Sun, Zhexin Xie, Bohan Chen,
Shuzhang Liang, Yingchun Guan, Li Wen*

"A 1mm-thick miniatured mobile soft robot with mechanosensation and multimodal locomotion"
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 5(2):3291-3298, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2020.2976306
Sun Wenguang; Liu, Zemin; Ren Ziyu; Wang Gang; Yuan Tao; and Li Wen*
"Linear Acceleration of an Undulatory Robotic Fish with Dynamic Morphing Median Fin under the Instantaneous Self-propelled Condition"
Journal of Bionic Engineering, 17(2):241-253, 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42235-020-0019-2.
Hao, Yufei; Liu, Zemin; Liu, Jiaqi; Fang, Xi; fang, bin; Nie, Shilin; Guan, Ying; sun, fuchun; Wang, Tianmiao and Li Wen*
"A  soft gripper with programmable effective length, tactile and curvature sensory feedback"
Smart Materials and Structure, 29(3), 2020. doi:10.1088/1361-665x/ab6759.
Shuyun Zhuo, Ziguang Zhao, Zhexin Xie, Yufei Hao, Yichao Xu, Tianyi Zhao, Huanjun Li, Elias M. Knubben, Li Wen*, Lei Jiang
and Mingjie Liu*

"Complex multi-phase organohydrogels with programmable mechanics towards adaptive soft-matter machines"
Science Advances, 6(5):p1-10, 2020. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax1464

Conferences and Proceedings

Zhexin Xie ; Feiyang Yuan ; Zemin Liu ; Zhaoning Sun ; Elias Knubben ; Li Wen*
"A Proprioceptive Soft Tentacle Gripper Based on Crosswise Stretchable Sensors"
IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2020.2993258, 2020.
Zemin Liu, Jiaqi Liu, He Wang, Xiao Yu, Kang Yang, Wenbo Liu, Shilin Nie, Wenguang Sun, Zhexin Xie, Bohan Chen,
Shuzhang Liang, Yingchun Guan, Li Wen*

"A 1mm-thick miniatured mobile soft robot with mechanosensation and multimodal locomotion"
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2020.2976306, 2020.