Lab News

December, 2021
Prof. Junzhi Yu, Prof. Li Wen, and colleagues‘ research on “Bio-inspired Flexible Drag Reduction Fundamental Mechanism” was awarded first prize of Natural Science Award of Chinese Association of Automation (Top 2)!
December, 2021
Dr. Zhexin Xie finished his seven years’ legendary research in the lab and will start his postdoctoral career in NUS, Singapore. Best wishes!
Our co-authored paper about legless jumping was published on Nature Communications.
November, 2021
Li Wen served as Guest Editor of Bioinspiration Biomimetics on topic “Focus on research from China in Bioinspiration & Biomimetics”. Link to the special issue
September, 2021
Li Wen served as Associate Editor of ICRA, 2022.

Li Wen PhD

School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation
Beihang University
37, Xueyuan Street, Haidian Dist.
Beijing, China. 100191

Our research mainly focus on bio-inspired soft robotics that do work traditional rigid robots *cannot* handle. Based on the understanding of biomechanics, we synthesize robotics that can safely and effectively interact with human and complex surroundings.
   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 open challenging scientific questions in biomechanics such as swimming, adhesion and grasping. We also work closely with industrial people to bring our technologies into devices and products that meet the real-world applications.