Gu Research Group
Soft Robotics and Biodesign

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Guoying Gu (PI)


     Dr. Gu is a professor of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a member at State Key Laboratory of Mechanical System and Vibration. He leads the Soft Robotics and Biodesign Lab. His research interests include soft robotics, bioinspired robot design and motion control, smart materials actuators and sensors, and additive manufacturing with soft materials.
     Dr. Gu is the winner of multiple wards including Young Changjiang Scholar of the Ministry of Education, National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, The first prize of natural science of Ministry of Education, Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship of Germany, Best Paper Award at the 2016 International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications and 2011 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation. He received his B.E. degree in electronic science and technology, and the Ph.D. degree in mechatronic engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, in 2006 and 2012, respectively.

Doctoral candidate
Lei Tang (co-advised with Prof. Xiangyang Zhu and Limin Zhu)
Bachelor's degree from Hunan University
Year joined group: 2015
Project: Design and control of hyper-redundant snake robots
Jiang Zou
Bachelor's degree from University of Science and Technology Beijing
Year joined group: 2014
Project: Design and control of soft actuators and robots with dielectric elastomers
Lisen Ge
Master's degree from SouthWest JiaoTong University
Year joined group: 2016
Project: Soft wearable systems for rehabilitation
Ningbin Zhang (co-advised with Prof. Xiangyang Zhu)
Master's degree from Institutes Of Technology Of Zhejiang
Year joined group: 2016
Project: Soft bionic hand design and its applications to prosthesis
Zequn Shen
Bachelor's degree from Tongji University
Year joined group: 2018
Project: Design of soft sensors

Master degree candidate

Ling Li
Bachelor's degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Year joined group: 2016
Project: Design of soft strain and force sensors
Haipeng Xu
Bachelor's degree from Northeastern University
Year joined group: 2017
Project: 3D-printing sensors and robots
Houle Yang (co-advised with Prof. Han Ding)
Bachelor's degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Year joined group: 2018
Project: Design of soft wearable systems
Qiwen Shao
Bachelor's degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Year joined group: 2018
Project: Design of soft wearable systems
Ningyuan Ding
Bachelor's degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Year joined group: 2018
Project: Design of soft robots
Xinjia Huang
Bachelor's degree from Chongqing University
Year joined group: 2018
Project: Design of soft robots


Lab Alumni

Shujun Wei
Year graduated: 2018
Company/Organization: HUAWEI technologies co., ltd.
Longteng Dong
Year graduated: 2018
Company/Organization: AECC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co., Ltd
Jincheng Ge
Year graduated: 2018
Company/Organization: HUAWEI technologies co., ltd.
Jungang Wang
Year graduated: 2017
Company/Organization: HUAWEI technologies co., ltd.

Undergraduate students


Miao Feng Yifan Zhang Xiangyu Peng Yichi Luo Peinan Yan

Li Hua Zhongyuan Liu