Soft Robotics and Biodesign Lab

Soft pneu-net actuators design

Programmable design of soft pneu-net actuators can generate coupled bending and twisting motions";

Welcome to Gu Research Group


T
he SJTU Soft Robotics and Biodesign (SRB) Lab focuses on design, manufacturing, modeling and control of new bioinspired, soft robots for safe, compatible and adaptive interactions with humans and environments. SRB Lab is part of Robotics Institute, School of Mechanical Engineering in Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Our current research interests include soft robotics, bioinspired robot design and motion control, smart materials actuators and sensors, and additive manufacturing with soft materials. Example applications include soft wearable rehabilitation robots for assisting and restoring the ability of the humans with the upper extremity weakness in activities of daily living, bioinspired robotic systems for grasping and manipulation, and soft sensing systems for human-robot interaction.

Group Announcements


[05/2019]
Prof. Gu was invited to join the editorial board of  IEEE Transactions on Robotics as Associate Editor.

[18/04/2019]
Welcome professor Herbert Shea from École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne to present his research on the elastomer-based actuators for wearable haptics and soft robotics.

[03/2019]
Congratulation to Ling Li, obtaining Outstanding Graduate Award of Shanghai Municipality, and Excellent Master Dissertation of School of Mechanical Engineering at SJTU.

[24/03/2019]
Our paper on path tracking of a cable driven snake robot is accepted in IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (TMECH). Congratulations to Lei!

[31/01/2019]
Our paper on control of dielectric elastomer actuators is accepted for publication in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RAL) (Also accepted by ICRA 2019)! Congratulations to Jiang!

[27/01/2019]
Our collaborated paper on integrated soft ionotronic skin is accepted for publication in Soft Robotics.

[26/01/2019]
Our paper on control of dielectric elastomer actuators is accepted for publication in the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Congratulations to Jiang!

[23/01/2019]
Our paper on design of soft continuum manipulators is accepted for publication in the 2019 2nd IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft). Congratulations to Xiangyu!


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