Hosted by: International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE)
Organized by: Jilin University, China
Presented by: Li Wen, Professor, Beihang University
Time: 19:30-21:00, October 18, 2020 (Beijing time)
Venue: voov meeting(outside China) or tencent meeting (within China) ID: 341 649 838
Direct link: https://meeting.tencent.com/s/WKEJNWNlLcKz
Li Wen is a full Professor at Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beihang University. His current research interests include bio-robotics, soft robotics, and comparative biomechanics. He published over 80 journal/conference papers including Science Robotics (journal cover), Journal of Experimental Biology (journal cover), Science Advances, IJRR, IEEE TRO etc. His representative work was featured by Nature, Science, MIT Technology review, BBC, et al. He was the recipient of the Chinese National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars in 2018, and Steven Vogel Young Investigator Award in 2020. He lead several projects including the Chinese National Science Foundation, Key project. Li Wen served as an associate editor of Soft Robotics, editorial board member of Bioinspiration Biomimetics, associate editor of IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, academic editor of PLOS ONE.
Topic: Marine bio-inspired soft robotics: structure, actuation, and control
The ocean covers more than seventy percent of our planet; however, more than eighty percent of our ocean is unobserved and unexplored. This uncharted part of our planet offers huge potential for the industrial sectors, as well as for disruptive, exploration-driven scientific discoveries. Soft robotics are compliant, light-weight, and multifunctional, and these properties offer many advantages over existing rigid robots for a diverse range of underwater applications. Although we have seen progress in areas such as underwater soft robotic grasping, marine biological organs such as the slimy fish skin, adhesion are still less understood but important for developing future underwater soft robots. In this talk, I am going to introduce the recent progress of my lab research including i) marine bio-inspired adhesive components for underwater robots, ii) octopus-inspired soft tentacle robot, and iii) an autonomous underwater robot with a dexterous soft manipulator that can collect objects at the oceanic offshore bottom.