About me:

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Professor Robert Wood in both the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University since 2015. I am also affiliated with the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working with Professor Daniela Rus from 2014.

I received my Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Northwestern Polytechnical University (Xi’an, China) in 2013. I also studied in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University as a visiting Ph.D. student (2008-2009) and a Postdoctoral Fellow (2014), both under the supervision of Professor Hod Lipson (now at Columbia University).

News:

  • 03/2019  "Robot hand is soft and strong" --We will present our OMG paper (Origami Magic-ball Gripper) in this year's ICRA in Montreal, Canada. This work is done by 4 freshman undergraduates I supervised at MIT and Harvard, see the MIT News report here.

  • 12/2018  I gave an invited presentation and demo on "Soft & Strong Robots" to the NSF program directors, officers, and science writers at the National Science Foundation (NSF) headquarters in Alexandria, VA. 

  • 07/2018  I gave an invited talk "Deformable and Reconfigurable Robotics" in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University.

  • 07/2018 Our origami robots and soft robots have been featured in BBC Click "What AI have MIT been creating?",  see our robots' video and the full episode from YouTube.

  • 04/2018  I demonstrated our  "Macro-Soft" robots to Mr. Bill Gates during his visit at Harvard, see the news photos here.

  • 01/2018   CBS This Morning  features our recent study, see the report from CBS News' Tony Dokoupil.

  • 12/2017  The "origami-inspired artificial muscles" research has been covered by hundreds of news outlets, including NPR, BBC, Newsweek, Forbes, Wired, HuffPost, Science Friday, Fortune, Popular Science, etc.

  • 11/2017   Our paper "Fluid-driven origami-inspired artificial muscles" is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), see the paper, and news article/video from Wyss Institute.

  • 10/2017   The "origami exoskeleton" study has been featured in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Fox News, BBC, Scientific American, New Scientist, TechCrunch, Engadget, etc.

  • 10/2017   Our paper "Robotic metamorphosis by origami exoskeletons" appears in Science Robotics, see the paper, and news articles from Science and MIT News.

© 2017 by Shuguang Li.