Dr. Yingtian LI

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology


Address: 1068 Xueyuan Avenue, Shenzhen University Town, Shenzhen, P.R.China, 518055

Research Areas

Medical Robots, Soft Robots, Bio-inspired Robots, Actuators, Smart Materials


(1) Super Elastic, Sensitive and Low Hysteresis Flexible Strain Sensor Based on Wavy-Patterned Liquid Metal for Human Activities Monitoring, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2020
(2) A Novel Tendon-Driven Soft Actuator with Self-Pumping Property, Soft robotics, 2020
(3) A novel versatile robotic palm inspired by human hand, Engineering Research Express, 2019
(4) Pre-charged pneumatic soft gripper with closed-loop control, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2019
(5) Soft robotic grippers based on particle transmission, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 2019
(6) Precharged pneumatic soft actuators and their applications to untethered soft robots, Soft robotics, 2018
(7) Principles and methods for stiffness modulation in soft robot design and development, Bio-Design and Manufacturing, 2018
(8) Novel variable-stiffness robotic fingers with built-in position feedback, Soft robotics, 2017
(9) Bioinspired robotic fingers based on pneumatic actuator and 3D printing of smart material, Soft robotics, 2017
(10) Physical Rigging for Physical Models and Posable Joint Designs Based on Additive Manufacturing Technology, Procedia Manufacturing, 2017
(11) Passive particle jamming and its stiffening of soft robotic grippers, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2017
(12) Novel design and three-dimensional printing of variable stiffness robotic grippers, Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 2016
(13) A novel, variable stiffness robotic gripper based on integrated soft actuating and particle jamming, Soft robotics, 2016
(14) 3D printing of shape memory polymer for functional part fabrication, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2016
(15) A soft robotic spine with tunable stiffness based on integrated ball joint and particle jamming, Mechatronics, 2016
(16) Novel design and 3-D printing of nonassembly controllable pneumatic robots, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 2015


(1)Design of a Robotic Balloon-catheter Endoscope for Sinus Procedures   Yingtian Li, Reza Rahbar, Pierre E. Dupont   2019-06-24
(2)Distributed design of passive particle jamming based soft grippers   Yingtian Li, Yonghua Chen, Yunquan Li   2018-04-24
(3)Stiffening of soft robotic actuators—Jamming approaches   Yonghua Chen, Yunquan Li, Yingtian Li, Yizhong Wang   2017-07-14
(4)3D printing of variable stiffness hyper-redundant robotic arm   Yang Yang, Yonghua Chen, Yingtian Li, Michael Zhiqiang Chen   2016-05-16
(5)The ultimate hyper redundant robotic arm based on omnidirectional joints   Yingtian Li, Yonghua Chen   2015-08-02