Flexible materials capable of large-scale deformations have inherent structural compliance, efficient energy utilization, and compact integrated structures, making them widely applicable in the design of biomimetic robots. This talk will start from the elastic mechanics of large-deformation flexible materials and take examples of new robotic forms, such as the adaptive fin-ray gripper, flexible bionic robot fish, and rigid-flexible coupled leg mechanisms, to introduce the modeling and analysis of large-deformation problems of these flexible materials, design of structure-mechanism-actuation integration, sensor-based feedback control of interactive manipulation and other fundamental issues. The superior performance of these large-deformation flexible materials in biomimetic robots is demonstrated through examples. Further exploration of critical scientific issues and potential application scenarios that remain to be solved is discussed.


 Prof. Genliang Chen

School of Mechanical Engineering


        2023.5.10 12:00-13:30