Publications in 2020

Journal Publications

Jiaqi Liu, Saverio Iacoponi, Cecilia Laschi, Li Wen*, Marcello Calisti*
"Underwater Mobile Manipulation with a Soft Arm on a Benthic Legged Robot"
IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, DOI:10.1109/MRA.2020.3024001, 2020.
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, DOI: 10.1109/TRO.2020.3021427, 2020.
Li Wen*, Fei Pan, Xilun Ding,
"Tensegrity metamaterials for soft robotics"
Science Robotics, 5, eabd9158, 2020.
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, 15 056018, 2020.

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, DOI: 10.1177/0278364920917203, 2020.
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, DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2020.2993258, 2020.
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, 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,DOI: https://doi.org/10.1089/soro.2019.0082, 2020
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, 1–15, 2020.

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, DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2020.2976306, 2020.
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, 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, doi:10.1088/1361-665x/ab6759, 2020 .
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, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax1464, 2020

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.