Research Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering

Sicong Liu received the B.S. degree (with Hons.) in Mechanical Design Manufacturing and Automation from the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in 2009, the M.S. degree in Mechanical Design and Theory from HIT in 2011, and the Ph.D. degree in Robotics and Engineering Mechanics from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, 2015. He worked as Mechanical Engineer in DJI, developed the world’s smallest three-axis gimbal camera OSMO Pocket. As a senior mechanical engineer in UBTECH, he designed and produced the robotic hand for the humanoid robot Walker2. His research experience includes deployable structures inspired by Origami, soft robotics, three-axis gimbal system and humanoid robots. He joined Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTECH) in Aug. 2019, as Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering. His research focus on the soft robotics and origami mechanisms.

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Soft robotics, Origamic mechanisms

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[1] Y. Juan, X. Chen, C. Song, J. Zhou, Y. Liu, S.C. Liu, Z. Wang, "Customizable Three-Dimensional-Printed Origami Soft Robotic Joint With Effective Behavior Shaping for Safe Interactions," in IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 114-123, Feb. 2019. doi: 10.1109/TRO.2018.2871440

[2] S.C. Liu, W.L. Lv, Y. Chen, G.X. Lu, Deployable Prismatic Structures with Origami Patterns, Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, ASME, 2016, Vol. 8 / 031002.

[3] S.C. Liu, G.X. Lu, Y. Chen, Y.W. Leong, Deformation of the Miura-Ori Patterned Sheet, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 2015, 99: 130-142.


[1] S.C. Liu, G.X. Lu, D.W. Shu, Y.X. Zhou, Z.Y. Zhao, A New Design of Energy Absorbing Bolt, Advances in Engineering Plasticity and its Application XIII (AEPA), Hiroshima, Japan, 2016.

[2] S.C. Liu, W.L. Lv, Y. Chen, G.X. Lu, Deployable Prismatic Structures with Origami Patterns, IDETC/CIE, ASME, Buffalo, USA, 2014.

[3] S.C. Liu, Y. Chen, G.X. Lu, the Rigid Origami Patterns for Flat Surface, IDETC/CIE, ASME, Portland, USA, 2013.

[4] S.C. Liu, Y. Chen, Folding the Tube with Rigid Origami Pattern, Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JSIAM), Kyoto, Japan, 2011.

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