Our lab will focus on the actuation of robots – how to better drive them for motions and functionalities. Here are our research directions

  1. Artificial muscle
    • Actuators that mimic the function of biological muscle in terms of compliance and work density.
  2. Artificial-muscle-driven robots
    • Soft robots
    • Wearable robotics
    • Shape-morphing robots (Robots that change their configurations/properties for different functionalities).
  3. Modeling and control
    • Design, modeling, and control of artificial muscle for robotic applications
    • Machine-learning-based modeling and control