Biomechanics and Soft Robotics Lab
Publications in 2022
"A soft microrobot with highly-deformable 3D actuators for climbing and transitioning complex surfaces"
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), November 28, 2022, 119(49)e2215028119
"Design, fabrication, and characterization of a hydrostatic electroactive soft actuator for bio-inspired robots"
Biomimetic Intelligence and Robotics, Accepted 5 October 2022
"Touchless interactive teaching of soft robots through flexible bimodal sensory interfaces"
Nature Communications, 13, Article number: 5030(2022)
"A Miniature Soft Sensor with Origami-Inspired Self-Folding Parallel Mechanism"
Micromachines, 2022, 13, 1188
"Aerial-aquatic robots capable of crossing the air-water boundary and hitchhiking on surfaces"
Science Robotics, Vol 7, Issue 66, DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.abm6695
Click on the links below for media coverage of this research:
Science Magazine video: https://www.science.org/content/article/little-bot-can-hitchhike-swim-and-swoop-ease
Popular science: https://www.popsci.com/technology/drone-modeled-after-remora/
New scientist: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2320472-robot-can-fly-swim-or-hitch-a-ride-by-sticking-to-other-objects/
Tech Xplore: https://techxplore.com/news/2022-05-quadcopter-air-underwater-suction-cup.html
New Atlas: https://newatlas.com/drones/amphibious-drone-remora-disc/
"Editorial: Focus on research from China in Bioinspiration & Biomimetics"
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, Accepted
"Bio-inspired physical intelligence for soft robotics"(in Chinese)
Chin Sci Bull, 2022, 67: 1–17, doi: 10.1360/TB-2021-1217
"A biomimetic remora disc with tunable, reversible adhesion for surface sliding and skimming"
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, Accepted, 4 January 2022
"Roadmap on Soft Robotics: multifunctionality, adaptability and growth without borders"
Multifunctional Materials, Accepted, 2022
"A biomimetic suction cup with a V-notch structure inspired by the net-winged midge larvae"
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, DOI:10.1109/LRA.2022.3146936, 2022