News

2024

[June 2024] Yu was awarded the 2024 Showalter Trust Research Award.  Thank Showalter Trust for the support! Link

[May 2024] Yu together with Dr. Qiang Qiu from Purdue ECE were awarded a grant from Purdue University’s Institute for Physical Artificial Intelligence (IPAI) to support a Postdoctoral Scholar.  Thank IPAI for the support! Link

[April 2024] MARS lab members attended Midwest Robotics Workshop, Chicago, IL! 

2023

[Oct 2023] MARS lab members attended IROS 2023 at Detroit, MI! 

[Sept 2023] Yu as a co-PI won a NSF Award to develop a swam of underwater robots that can collect measurements of ice cavities and oceanic properties! Thank NSF for the support! Link

[May 2023] Yu teamed with Prof. Jian Jin from Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University,  won a Purdue ICON Focused Areas of Strategic Technologies (FAST) award! Thank ICON for the support!

[Feb 2023] Yu together with Dr. Dongyi Wang and Dr. Wan Shou from University of Arkansas won a NSF NRI 3.0 Award supported by USDA! Thank USDA and NSF for the support! Link

[Feb 2023] Our lab has a SURF project available. The SURF program is a 10-week research at Purdue University experience during the summer for students enrolled in U.S. institutions of higher education in a bachelor’s degree program. Please consider applying! 

[Feb 2023] Our paper "Design and Modeling of a Compliant Link for Inherently Safe Corobots" was recognized as the most accessed articles for the ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics in 2022. Link

[Jan 2023] Our lab was featured by Purdue College of Engineering! Check the news here: Humans and robots go hand in hand!

2022

[Oct 2022] Zhengtong was selected as a recipient of the 2022-2023 Dr. Theodore J. and Isabel M. Williams Fellowship in Industrial Control Systems! Congratulations!

[Aug 2022] Yu together with Purdue IE Professor Sivaranjani Seetharaman won a Purdue Autonomous and Connected Systems Initiative (ACSI) award! Thank Purdue ACSI for the generous support! Link

[May 2022] Yu was selected for a Google Research Scholar Award. Thank Google for the generous support! Link

[Feb 2022] Our paper "Design and Modeling of a Compliant Link for Inherently Safe Corobots" was recognized as the most downloaded paper for the ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics in 2021. Link

[Jan 2022] Yu is co-organizing the 2022 ASME Student Mechanism & Robot Design Competition, which is part of the 46th Mechanisms & Robotics Conference at the ASME IDETC-CIE 2022 on Aug 14-17, 2022. Link

2021

[Dec 2021] Yu gave an invited talk for the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design (JMD) at the JMD WEBINAR on Robot Design. Link

[Nov 2021] Yu gave an invited talk at the Robotics & IoT Seminars organized by the Purdue Robotics Accelerator.

[Aug 2021] Yu served as the leading organizer of the 2021 ASME Student Mechanism & Robot Design Competition, which is part of the 45th Mechanisms & Robotics Conference at the ASME IDETC-CIE 2021. Link

[Aug 2021] Yu gave an invited talk at the inaugural Special Early Career session as part of the 45th Mechanisms & Robotics Conference at the ASME IDETC-CIE 2021. Link

[Aug 2021] Yu gave an invited talk at the 2021 IDETC-CIE Journal Spotlights (Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics) as part of the 45th Mechanisms & Robotics Conference at the ASME IDETC-CIE 2021. Link

[Aug 2021] Our paper "Design and Modeling of a Continuously Tunable Stiffness Arm for Safe Physical Human–Robot Interaction" was recognized as the Honorable Mention of the Best Paper Award for the ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics in 2020. Link

[Aug 2021] "Cable manipulation with a tactile-reactive gripper" was published in The International Journal of Robotics Research. Link

[Aug 2021] Yu joined Purdue University School of Industrial Engineering as a tenure-track assistant professor.

2020

IEEE RAS Soft Robotics Podcast: Soft robotics with Yu She. The podcast available at: Soundcloud, iTunes, Google Podcast, Spotify.

MIT CSAIL Research Spotlight - Yu She.  Video, News

MIT CSAIL Lab Demo - variable stiffness robotic arms. Video

Letting robots manipulate cables, Video, News

Camera-clad rubber fingertips allow robots to manipulate cables and wires, News

MIT creates a soft-fingered robotic gripper that could eventually tie knots and sew stitches, News

MIT created a robot that can handle tiny wires and cables-Strictly Robots, News

MIT's Robotic Gripper Plugs Cables in for You, News

MIT researchers invent robotic hand that can untangle cords and cables and may eventually complete household tasks like folding clothes, News

MIT learns to make robots less clumsy by putting cameras in their fingers, News

Giving soft robots feeling, Video, News

MIT teams propose grippers with a humanlike sense of touch, News

MIT gives soft robots a better sense of touch and spatial awareness, News

MIT gives soft robots a better sense of touch and spatial awareness, News

2019

A clever bit of cable manipulation from MIT, using GelSight tactile sensors, News

MIT scientists develop robot gripper that can follow a cable, News