申 亞 京

PhD in Micro-Nano Systems Engineering
Associate Professor
Research Area
Control and Robotic Systems (CRS)
Biomedical Engineering (BME)
Research Interests
Miniature Robots in Narrow Space
Human-Robot Interfaces
Biomedical Instruments
Miniature Systems

Yajing Shen received the B.S. (2005) and M.S. (2008) degrees from Xi’an Jiaotong University and the Ph.D. degree (2012) from Nagoya University, respectively. Before joining HKUST, he worked as an Assistant/Associate Professor at The City University of Hong Kong (2013-2022). His research interest is small/bioinspired robotics, intelligent robotic systems, and their applications, particularly in biomedical engineering. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal/conference papers, including the top multidisciplinary journal (e.g., Science Robotics, Nature Communications, PNAS), top specialized journal (e.g., IEEE Trans on Robotics), top international conference (e.g., ICRA, IROS), with widely reported by international media, e.g., Associated Press, Thomson Reuters, etc. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Distinguish lecture of IEEE Robotic and Automation society, an Executive member of China Micro-nano Robot Society, China Coexisting-Cooperative-Cognitive Robot Society, and the Associate Editor of the flagging robotic journal IEEE Trans on Robotics (2019.7-). He is a recipient of the Best Manipulation Paper Award in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Japan Chapter Young Award, the Big-on-Small Award at MARSS, Outstanding Supervisor Award in CityU, the Early Career Awards of Hong Kong UGC, the “National Excellent Young Scientist (Hong Kong & Macau)” for the topic “micro/nano robot”, etc.

Selected Paper:
[1] Xiong Yang, Rong Tan, Haojian Lu, Toshio Fukuda, Yajing Shen*. Milli-scale cellular robots that can reconfigure morphologies and behaviors simultaneously. Nature Communications, 4156 (2022).

[2] Panbing Wang, MAR Al Azad, Xiong Yang, Paolo R Martelli, Kam Yan Cheung, Jiahai Shi*, Yajing Shen*. Self-adaptive and efficient propulsion of Ray sperms at different viscosities enabled by heterogeneous dual helixes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118, e2024329118 (2021).

[3] Youcan Yan, Zhe Hu, Zhengbao Yang, Wenzhen Yuan, Chaoyang Song, Jia Pan*, Yajing Shen*. Soft magnetic skin for super-resolution tactile sensing with force self-decoupling. Science Robotics, 6, eabc8801 (2021).

[4] Xiong Yang, Wanfeng Shang, Haojian Lu, Yanting Liu, Liu Yang, Rong Tan, Xinyu Wu*, Yajing Shen*. An agglutinate magnetic spray transforms inanimate objects into millirobots for biomedical applications. Science robotics, 5, eabc8191 (2020).

[5] Haojian Lu, Mei Zhang, Yuanyuan Yang, Qiang Huang, Toshio Fukuda, Zuankai Wang*, Yajing Shen*. A bioinspired multilegged soft millirobot that functions in both dry and wet conditions. Nature communications, 9, 1-7 (2018).