Suhan Kim, Yi-Hsuan Hsiao, Yu Fan Chen, Jie Mao, and Yufeng Chen. 2022 “FireFly: An Insect-scale Aerial Robot Powered by Electroluminescent Soft Artificial Muscles.” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. Publisher’s version  Accepted Version


Zhijian Ren*, Suhan Kim*,Xiang Ji, Weikun Zhu, Farnaz Niroui, Jing Kong, Yufeng Chen. 2021 “A high Lift Micro‐Aerial‐Robot Powered by Low Voltage and Long Endurance Dielectric Elastomer Actuators.” Advanced Materials. (Cover Article) Publisher’s Version  Accepted Version

Siyi Xu, Yufeng Chen, Nak-seung P. Hyun, Kaitlyn P. Becker, Robert J. Wood. 2021 “A dynamic electrically driven soft valve for control of soft hydraulic actuators. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 118 (34) e2103198118. Publisher’s Version

Honqiang Wang, Peter York, Yufeng Chen, Sheila Russo, Tommaso Ranzani, Conor Walsh, Robert J. Wood. 2021 “Biologically inspired electrostatic artificial muscles for insect-sized robots.The International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), 02783649211002545. Publisher’s Version

Yufeng Chen, Siyi Xu, Zhijian Ren, Pakpong Chirarattananon. 2021 “Collision Resilient Insect-Scale Soft-Actuated Aerial Robots With High Agility. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 1752-1764, Oct. 2021. Publisher’s Version


Siqi Wang, Lei Li, Wenguang Sun, Dylan Wainwright, He Wang, Wei Zhao, Bohan Chen, Yufeng Chen and Li Wen. 2020. “Detachment of the remora suckerfish disc: kinematics and a bio-inspired robotic model. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 15(5), 056018. Publisher’s Version

Yufeng Chen, Neel Doshi, and Robert J. Wood. 2020. “Inverted and Inclined Climbing Using Capillary Adhesion in a Quadrupedal Insect-Scale Robot. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 5(3), 4820-4827. Publisher’s Version

Kaitlyn P. Becker, Yufeng Chen, and Robert J. Wood. 2020. “Mechanically Programmable Dip Molding of High Aspect Ratio Soft Actuator Arrays.Advanced Functional Materials, p.1908919. Publisher’s Verison


Yufeng Chen, Huichan Zhao, Jie Mao, Pakpong Chirarattananon, E. Farrell Helbling, Nak-seung Patrick Hyun, David R. Clarke, and Robert J. Wood. 2019. “Controlled flight of a microrobot powered by soft artificial muscles.” Nature575(7782), pp.324-329. Publisher’s Version

Siqi Wang, Lei Li, Yufeng Chen, Yueping Wang, Wenguang Sun, Junfei Xiao, Dylan Wainwright, Tianmiao Wang, Robert J. Wood, and Li Wen.  2019. “A bio-robotic remora disc with attachment and detachment capabilities for reversible underwater hitchhiking.” In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Montreal, Canada. Publisher’s Version



Yufeng Chen, Aaron Ong, and Robert J. Wood. 8/3/2018. “An efficient method for the design and fabrication of 2D laminate robotic structures.” In IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics (RCAR). Kandima, Maldives. Publisher’s Version

Yufeng Chen, Neel Doshi, Benjamin Goldberg, Hongqiang Wang, and Robert J. Wood. 6/27/2018. “Controllable water surface to underwater transition through electrowetting in a hybrid terrestrial-aquatic microrobot.” Nature Communications, 9, 1, pp. 2495. Publisher’s Version


Yufeng Chen, Hongqiang Wang, E. Farrell Helbling, Noah T. Jaefferis, Raphael Zufferey, Aaron Ong, Kevin Ma, Nicolas Gravish, Pakpong Chirarattananon, Mirko Kovac, and Robert J. Wood. 10/25/2017. “A biologically inspired, flapping-wing, hybrid aerial-aquatic microrobot.” Science Robotics, 2, 11. Publisher’s Version

Yueping Wang*, Xingbang Yang*, Yufeng Chen*, Dylan K. Wainwright, Christopher P. Kenaley, Zheyuan Gong, Zemin Liu, Huan Liu, Juan Guan, Tianmiao Wang, James C. Weaver, Robert J. Wood, and Li Wen. 9/20/2017. “A biorobotic adhesive disc for underwater hitchhiking inspired by the remora suckerfish.” *equal contribution. Science Robotics, 2, 10. (Cover article). Publisher’s Version

(Dissertation) Yufeng Chen. 5/2017. “Experimental and Computational Study of Flapping-Wing Dynamics and Locomotion in Aerial and Aquatic Environments.” Engineering Sciences.

Yueping Wang, Xingbang Yang, Yufeng Chen, Christopher P. Kenaley, Huan Liu, Juan Guan, Dylan K. Wainwright, Robert J. Wood, and Li Wen. 1/2017. “A Bio-robotic Remora (Echeneis naucrates) Adhesive Disc: Design, Fabrication and Function. .” Integrative and comparative biology 57 (E440). New Orleans: Society for integrative and comparative biology. Publisher’s Version 


Pakpong Chirarattananon, Yufeng Chen, E. Farrell Helbling, Kevin Y. Ma, Richard Cheng, and Robert J. Wood. 12/16/2016. “Dynamics and flight control of a flapping-wing robotic insect in the presence of wind gusts.” Interface focus, 7, 1. Publisher’s Version

Yufeng Chen, Kevin Ma, and Robert J. Wood. 9/2016. “Influence of wing morphological and inertial parameters on flapping flight performance.” IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Daejeon, South Korea. Publisher’s Version

Yufeng Chen, Nick Gravish, Alexis Lussier Desbiens, Ronit Malka, and Robert J. Wood. 2/15/2016. “Experimental and computational studies of the aerodynamic performance of a flapping and passively rotating insect wing.” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 791, Pp. 1-33. Publisher’s Version



Yufeng Chen, E. Farrell Helbling, Nick G. Gravish, Kevin Ma, and Robert J. Wood. 9/2015. “Hybrid aerial and aquatic locomotion in an at-scale robotic insect.” IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Hamburg, Germany. (Best Student Paper). Publisher’s Version


Nick G. Gravish*, Yufeng Chen*, Stacey A. Combes, and Robert J. Wood. 9/2014. “High-throughput study of flapping wing aerodynamics for biological and robotic applications.” IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), no. 3397-3403. Chicago, USA. (*equal contribution). Publisher’s Version

Ronit Malka, Alexis L. Desbiens, Yufeng Chen, and Robert J. Wood. 9/2014. “Principles of microscale flexure hinge design for enhanced endurance.” IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Chicago, USA. Publisher’s Version

Yufeng Chen, Alexis L. Desbiens, and Robert J. Wood. 6/2014. “A computational tool to improve flapping efficiency of robotic insects.” IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). HongKong, China. Publisher’s Version


Alexis L. Desbiens*, Yufeng Chen*, and Robert J. Wood. 11/2013. “A wing characterization method for flapping-wing robotic insects.IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Tokyo, Japan. (*equal contribution). Publisher’s Version