Publications before 2016

Publications in 2015

Book chapter

Li Wen, Daniel Vogot, Shi Zhenyun, Shen Qi, and Ren Ziyu
Chapter "Advanced material for soft robotics"
in book “Design, Fabrication, Properties and Applications of Smart and Advanced Materials”
SCIENCE PUBLISHERS, Imprint of CRC Press/ Taylor & Francis Grouppp.342-375, 2015

Journal Publications

Li Wen, Weaver, J.C., Thornycroft, P.J.M., and Lauder, G.V.
"Hydrodynamic function of biomimetic shark skin: effect of denticle pattern and spacing"
Bioinspiration Biomimetics10, 066010, 2015
Chuck Witt, Li Wen, and George Lauder
"Hydrodynamics of C-Start Escape Responses of Fish as Studied with Simple Physical Models"
The Integrative and Comparative Biologydoi:10.1093/icb/icv016, 2015
Xu Dong, Zhang Shaoguang, and Wen Li
"A stiffness-adjusting method to improve thrust efficiency of a two-joint robotic fish"
Advances in Mechanical Engineering6, 537905, 2014(Impact Factor: 1.062)
Li Wen, James Waver, George Lauder
"Biomimetic shark skin: design, fabrication and hydrodynamic function"
The Journal of Experimental Biology217, 1656-1666, 2014

Paper submitted and in preparation

Li Wen, Patrick Thornycroft, James Weaver, and George Lauder
“Hydrodynamic function of biomimetic shark skin: effect of denticle pattern and spacing”
In Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, American Physical Society2015, West Palm Beach, USA
Comment in Nature 519, S2-S3, 2015, by Julie Could with the title of “Learning from nature's best” at
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v519/n7544_supp/full/519S2a.html
Comment in Nature 519, S10-S11, 2015, by Elie Dolgin with the title of “Textiles: Fabrics of life” at
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v519/n7544_supp/full/519S10a.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20150326

Conferences and Proceedings

Li Wen, Wang Yueping et al.
“Morphological structure and the mechanical property of Remora (Echeneidae) adhesion disc” (Poster presentation)
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)2015
Hao Yufei, Gong Zheyuan, Xie Zhexin, Ren Ziyu, Guan Shaoya, Wang Tianmiao, and Li Wen*
“Universal soft pneumatic robotic gripper with variable effective length” (Poster presentation)
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)2015
Ren Ziyu, Wang Tianmiao, and Wen Li
“Hydrodynamic function of a robotic fish caudal fin: effect of kinematics and flow speed”
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)2015: 3882-3887
Ren Ziyu, Zhu Qichao, Wang Tianmiao, and Li Wen
“Bio-robotic model as a scientific tool for experimentally investigating hydrodynamic functions of fish caudal fin”
ASSISTIVE ROBOTICS: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on CLAWAR2015: 232-247(Best technical paper award)
Li Wen, Patrick Thornycroft, James Weaver, and George Lauder
“Hydrodynamic function of biomimetic shark skin: effect of denticle pattern and spacing”
Annual Meeting of Society of Integrative Orgasmic Biology2015, West Palm Beach, USA

Publications in 2014

Journal Publications

Dong Xu, Shaoguang Zhang, and Li Wen.
"A stiffness-adjusting method to improve thrust efficiency of a two-joint robotic fish"
Advances in Mechanical Engineering6, 537905, 2014.(Impact Factor: 1.062)
Li Wen, James Waver, George Lauder.
"Biomimetic shark skin: design, fabrication and hydrodynamic function"
The Journal of Experimental Biology 217, 1656-1666, 2014.
Journal cover article!

Click on the links below for media coverage of this research:
Reported by Nature as “research highlights” with the title of “Biophysics: fast swimming with fake shark skin” in Nature 509, 7501 (2014) at
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v509/n7501/full/509402a.html
Reported by Science with the title of “Swimming with shark skin” at
http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/05/scienceshot-swimming-sharkskin
Comment in Nature 519, S2-S3, 2015, by Julie Could with the title of “Learning from nature's best” at
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v519/n7544_supp/full/519S2a.html
Comment in Nature 519, S10-S11, 2015, by Elie Dolgin with the title of “Textiles: Fabrics of life” at
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v519/n7544_supp/full/519S10a.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20150326
Cover image of Journal of Experimental Biology at
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/217/10.cover-expansion
Highlighted in Journal of Experimental Biology by editor with the title of “Simulated shark skin boosts swimming” at
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/217/10/1637.2.full
Reported by BBC with the title of “3D printing reveals the power of shark skin” at
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27412460
Reported by Nature World News with the title of “Harvard Scientists 3D Print Artificial Shark Skin” at
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/7057/20140515/harvard-scientists-3d-print-artificial-shark-skin.htm
Reported by Discover magazine with the title of “3D printing shark skin boosts swimming speed” at
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2014/05/15/3-d-printed-shark-skin-boosts-swimming-speeds/#.U6JQzZSSwfB
Reported by Popular Mechanics with the title of “Shark Skin Will Inspire Faster Swimsuits and Airplanes” at
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/news/shark-skin-will-inspire-faster-swimsuits-and-airplanes-16792156
Reported by Harvard University Wyss News with the title of “Researchers use multi-material 3D printing to fabricate the first biomimetic shark skin” at
http://wyss.harvard.edu/viewpage/537/

Conferences and Proceedings

Zhu Qichao, Cai Yingjie, Ding Rui, Ziyu Ren, Tianmiao Wang, Li Wen
“Bio-inspired flexible robotic caudal fin with three-dimensional locomotion”
World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA)pp. 1881–1886, 2014.

Publications in 2013

Journal Publications

Li Wen and George Lauder
"Understanding undulatory locomotion in fishes using an inertia-compensated flapping foil robotic device"
Bioinspiration Biomimetics8 (4):046013 2013.
Li Wen, Tianmiao Wang, Guanhao Wu, and Jianhong Liang
"Quantitative Thrust Efficiency of a Self-Propulsive Robotic Fish: Experimental Method and Hydrodynamic Investigation"
IEEE/ASME Transactions on MechatronicsVol.18, No.3 pp.1027-1038, 2013.
Shen Qi, Tianmiao Wang, Jianhong Liang, and Li Wen
"Hydrodynamic performance of a biomimetic robotic swimmer actuated by ionic polymer-metal composite"
Smart Material and structuresVol.22, 075035, 2013.
Li Wen, Tianmiao Wang, Guanhao Wu, and Jianhong Liang
"Hydrodynamic Performance of an Undulatory Robot: Functional Roles of the Body and Caudal Fin Locomotion"
International Journal of Advanced Robotic SystemVol. 9, pp. 1-10. DOI: 10.5772/5421, 2013.
Shen Qi, Tianmiao Wang, Jianhong Liang, and Li Wen
"Modeling and Fuzzy Control of an Efficient-Swimming Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuated Robot"
International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systemaccepted, 2013

Conferences and Proceedings

Li Wen, George Lauder, James Weaver, Mirko Kovac and Robert Wood.
"Hydrodynamics of Self-propelling Flexible Synthetic Shark Skin Membranes"
Annual Meeting of Society of Integrative Orgasmic Biology2013, San Francisco, USA
http://www.sicb.org/meetings/2013/schedule/abstractdetails.php?id=1564

Publications in 2012

Journal Publications

Li Wen, Tianmiao Wang, Guanhao Wu, Jianhong Liang, and Chaolei Wang
"Novel method for modeling and control investigation of efficient-swimming robotic fish"
IEEE Transactions on Industrial ElectronicsVol. 59, No. 8, pp. 3176-3188, 2012.
Li Wen, George Lauder
"Understanding undulatory locomotion in fishes using an inertia-compensated flapping foil robotic device"
Integrative and Comparative BiologyVol. 52 E189, 2012
http://www.sicb.org/meetings/2012/schedule/abstractdetails.php?id=246
Li Wen, Tianmiao Wang, Guanhao Wu, and Jianhong Liang
"Hydrodynamic investigation of a self-propulsive robotic fish based on a force-feedback control method"
Bioinspiration&BiomimeticsVol. 7, 036012, 2012.
Tianmiao Wang, Qi Shen, Li Wen, Jianhong Liang
"On the thrust performance of an ionic polymer-metal composite actuated robotic fish: modeling and experimental investigation"
SCIENCE CHINA Technological SciencesDOI: 10.1007/s11431-012-5025-0, 2012.
Li Wen, Tianmiao Wang, Guanhao Wu and Jianhong Liang.
"Hybrid Undulatory Kinematics of a Robotic Mackerel (Scomber scombrus): Theoretical Modeling and Experimental Investigation"
SCIENCE CHINA Technological Sciences55 (10): 2941-2952, 2012.
Recommended as annual hot papers of SCIENCE CHINA Technological Sciences.
http://tech.scichina.com:8082/sciEe/EN/article/showHotArticle.do

Conferences and Proceedings

Aaron Boomsma, Li Wen, George Lauder, Fotis Sotiropoulos
"Turbulent Flows Over Three-Dimensional Shark Skin"
In Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, American Physical Society2012, San Diego, USA.
http://meeting.aps.org/Meeting/DFD12/Event/177790
Li Wen, George Lauder
"Understanding undulatory locomotion in fishes using an inertia-compensated flapping foil robotic device"
Presented in Annual Meeting of Society of Integrative Orgasmic Biology2012, Charleston, USA.
http://www.sicb.org/meetings/2012/schedule/abstractdetails.php?id=246

Publications in 2011

Journal Publications

Jianhong Liang, Tianmiao Wang, and Li Wen
"Development of a Two-Joint Robotic Fish for Real-World Exploration"
Journal of Field RoboticsVol. 28, pp. 70~79, 2011.
http://news.buaa.edu.cn/dispnews.php?type=5&nid 16678&s_table news_txt
http://news.sohu.com/20071222/n254235292.shtml/

Conferences and Proceedings

Li Wen, Guanhao Wu, Tianmiao Wang, Jianhong Liang
"Experimental hydrodynamic investigation of undulatory? swimming using a self-propulsion robotic device"
Poster presentation in International conference on Bionic EngineeringSeptember, 2011.
Li Wen, Tianmiao Wang, Jianhong Liang, Guanhao Wu
"A novel method based on a force-feedback technique for the hydrodynamic investigation of kinematics effects on robotic fish"
In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation (ICRA)pp. 203-208, 2011

Publications in 2010

Journal Publications

Tianmiao Wang, Li Wen, Jianhong Liang and Guanhao Wu
"Fuzzy Vorticity Control of a Biomimetic Robotic Fish Using a Flapping Lunate Tail"
Li Wen is the corresponding Author.
Journal of Bionic EngineeringVol.7, 56~65, 2010.
Li Wen, Guanhao Wu, Jianhong Liang and Jinlan Li
"Hydrodynamic Experimental Investigation on Efficient Swimming of Robotic Fish Using Self-propelled Method"
International Journal of Offshore and Polar EngineeringVol.20, pp. 167~174, 2010.

Conferences and Proceedings

Li Wen, Guanhao Wu, Jianhong Liang, Jinlan Li
"Hydrodynamic Experimental Investigation On Efficient Swimming Of Robotic Fish Using Self-propelled Method"
In Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE)v2, pp:327-334, 2010.
Conference Best student paper award.
http://www.isope.org/ocean&polarupdates/2010/July_1_2010_ISOPE_Best.htm
Li Wen, Tianmiao Wang, Jianhong Liang, Guanhao Wu
"A novel method for simultaneous measurement of internal and external hydrodynamic force of self-propelled robotic fish"
In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systemspp:952-957, 2010.

Publications in 2009

Journal Publications

Li Wen, Wang Tianmiao, Liang Jianhong, et al.
"Fuzzy logic vorticity control of oscillating foil UUV"
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systems (IROS)pp: 1019-1024. 2009.