LiYu Wang

ETH Zürich
LiYu Wang
Institut für Robotik und Intelligente Systeme
Tannenstrasse 1
8092 Zürich

Phone: +41 44 632 88 27
Fax: +41 44 632 14 68



Doctoral student


DrSc Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich, to be expected
MSc Biomedical Engineering, Wadham College, University of Oxford, 2008
BEng Information Engineering, Zhejiang University 浙江大学, 2006

Research interests

Adhesion, applied polymer science, artificial life, complex networks, continuum mechanics, dynamic systems, self-reconfigurable systems, soft robotics
ETH research database
SNSF P3 research database


Wang, L., Brodbeck, L., and Iida, F. (2014). Mechanics and energetics in tool manufacture and use: A synthetic approach, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 11:20140827. abstract

Leach, D., Wang, L. (equal contribution first author), Reusser, D., and Iida, F. (2014). Automatic building of a web-like structure based on thermoplastic adhesive, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 9(3): 036014. abstract

Wang, L., Culha, U., and Iida, F. (2014). A dragline-forming mobile robot inspired by spiders, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 9(1): 016006. abstract

Nurzaman, S.G., Culha, U., Brodbeck, L., Wang, L., and Iida, F. (2013). Active sensing system with in situ adjustable sensor morphology, PLOS ONE, 8(12): e84090. full text

Wang, L., Graber, L., and Iida, F. (2013). Large-payload climbing in complex vertical environments using thermoplastic adhesive bonds, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 29(4):863-874. abstract

Wang, L. and Iida, F. (2012). Physical connection and disconnection control based on hot melt adhesives, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 18(4): 1397-1409. abstract

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