专题学术讲座|Shuguang Li: Reconfigurable and Deformable Robotics
来源：科研管理账号 发布时间：2019-04-19 作者： 阅读数：850次
Time: 15:30-16:30，Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Venue: Meeting Room, Building 5, Yunqi Campus
Host: Yigong Shi, Chair Professor, President of Westlake University
Research Associate, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Shuguang Li received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Northwestern Polytechnical University (Xi’an, China) in 2013. He has also studied in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University as a visiting Ph.D. student and a Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Li is currently working on projects related to reconfigurable robotics, soft robotics, and origami robotics. His recent studies have been highlighted in and covered by hundreds of news outlets from all over the world, including BBC, MIT News, Wired Magazine, Popular Science, Discovery News, Scientific American, Forbes, Huffington Post, Associated Press, Science Friday, MIT Technology Review, Xinhua News Agency, CCTV (China), CNN, NPR, etc.
Reconfigurable and deformable robots have the ability to adapt to environmental changes, to perform new tasks, to recover from damage, or to safely interact with humans and other objects. I am particularly interested in two aspects of reconfigurable and deformable robotics: Form and Force. For the robot body (form), I developed two robotic systems that can build and reconfigure various shapes- 1) from a swarm of robotic particles/cells via a self-organizing method; 2) from 2D origami-inspired composite materials via a self-folding/assembly technology. For the actuation and transmission system (force), I proposed a novel architecture for fluid-driven origami-inspired artificial muscles. These flexible and powerful artificial muscles can be rapidly fabricated using various materials at multiple scales, and they can also be designed to achieve multi-axial and sequential motions. These approaches shed light on the design and fabrication of a new generation of robots for numerous applications at multiple scales, such as active metamaterials, medical devices, wearable robotic exoskeletons, and transformable architecture, as well as deep-sea manipulation and large deployable structures for space exploration.
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