Welcome to the Robotics and Intelligent Systems Lab

Our research focuses on dynamics and control of robotics and intelligent systems. We are interested in integrating mechanically intelligent designs with dynamic and efficient control strategies on biologically inspired robots and man-made machines in order to radically improve their functions, pushing the boundaries of what robots are capable of.

The Robotics and Intelligent Systems Laboratory was founded within the Department of Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong by Dr Pakpong Chirarattananon.

Lab news

  • Congratulations to Yi-Hsuan Hsiao, who will be joining the doctoral program at MIT. Yi-Hsuan has also been awarded a fellowship for his upcoming study at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science  (06/2021).
  • Congratulations to Jihao Xu for winning the prestigious Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Award. Jihao will be joining us in Fall 2021, we are looking forward to welcoming him to the team  (04/2021).
  • Professor Yufeng Kevin Chen (MIT) and Dr Chirarattananon are serving as guest editors for a special issue of Micromachines, “Microrobotics: A Commemorative Issue in Honor of Professor Robert J. Wood”. We are soliciting manuscripts from colleagues and interested researchers. The deadline for submission is March 15, 2022. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us to indicate your interest!  (04/2021).
  • We are looking for 2-3 exceptionally qualified students for PhD and MPhil positions for the upcoming 2020 intake. For further detail, please refer to Openings (11/2019).
  • Our collaborative work with Harvard University on flight of microrobots acuated by soft artificial muscles has been published in Nature (11/2019).
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