Dr. Jinguo Liu, SMIEEE
Professor, Center for Space Automation Technologies & Systems
Assistant Director,State Key Laboratory of Robotics,
Shenyang Institute of Automation(SIA),
Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS)
Nanta Street 114#, 110016
Shenyang, Liaoning Province, P.R.China

Research Areas

1) Biomimetics or bio-inspired robot
2) Planetary rover and space robot
3) All-terrain vehicle, Search and rescue robot
4) Reconfigurable modular robot or shape shifting robot
5) Deployable mechanism or deployable spacecraft
6) Multi-robot collaboration and human-robot collaboration


1) 2003.3-2007.3, PhD, Mechatronics, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China (Supervised by Professor Wang Yuechao and Professor Ma Shugen)
2) 2000.9-2003.3, M.S., Mechanical Design and Theory, University of Science and Technology Liaoning, Anshan, China (Supervised by Professor Gao Xingqi)
3) 1996.9-2000.7, B.Eng., Mechanical Design and Manufacture, University of Science and Technology Liaoning, Anshan, China (Supervised by Professor Gao Xingqi)


1) 2015.5- Present, Vice Director, Center for Space Automation Technologies & Systems, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
2) 2014.2- 2015.1, Academic Visitor, Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey, UK
3) 2011.1- Present, Professor, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
4) 2008.3- Present , Assistant Director, State Key Laboratory of Robotics, China
5) 2007.1-2010.12, Associate Professor, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
6) 2005.4 -2006.12, Assistant Professor, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Professional Activities

1) 2020- Present, Technical Editor, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
2) 2019- Present, Associate Editor, Science China Technological Sciences, Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering
3) 2018- Present, Topic Editor, Mechanical Science
4) 2018-2019, Guest Editor, Neurocomputing
5) 2014-2015, Lead Guest Editor, Advances in Mechanical Engineering
6) 2018-2019, Associate Editor, IEEE ICRA
7) 2017-2019, Associate Editor, IEEE IROS
8) 2009-2013, Associate Editor, Journal of Behavioral Robotics
9) 2018-Present, IEEE, Senior Member
10) 2012-Present, Chinese Science and Technology Awards, Reviewer
11) 2008-Present, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Reviewer
12) 2008-Present, IEEE Technical Committee on Marine Robot, Committee
13) 2007-Present, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Member
14) 2007-Present, IEEE Technical Committee on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, Committee
15) 2007-Present, Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society(CMES),Senior Member
16) 2007-Present, PC member of EEE ROBIO, IEEE ICMA, IEEE ICIA, I IEEE ICAL, etc.
17) 2007-Present, Reviewer of numerous journals and conferences such as IEEE Transactions on Robotics, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Proceedings of IEEE, Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics-Transactions of the ASME , Advanced Robotics, etc


1)         Uchenna O, Liu JG, Ju ZJ, et al. Physical Human-Robot Collaboration: Robotic Systems, Learning Methods, Collaborative Strategies, Sensors and Actuators. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2020

2)         Zhang X, Liu JG, et al. Effective non-graspable object capturing for space robots based on geometric cage pairs.  IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 2020

3)          Zhang X, Liu JG, et al. Adaptive robust decoupling control of multi-arm space robot using time-delay estimation technique. Nonlinear Dynamics, 2020

4)         Yang CH, Geng SN, Walker I,  Branson D, Liu JG, Dai JS, Kang RJ. Geometric constraint based modeling and analysis of a novel continuum robot with SMA initiated various stiffness. International Journal of Robotics Research, 2020

5)          Tong YC, Liu JG, et al. Analytical inverse kinematic computation for a 7-dof redundant sliding manipulator. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 2020

6)        Zhang PY,Liu JG,, et al. Survey on research and development of on-orbit active debris removal methods. Science China Technological Sciences, 2020

7)         Wang YJ, Yuan Y,  Liu JG. ESO-based finite-time leader-following output consensus for multi-agent systems with applications to spacecraft systems. Automatica,  2020

8)         Peng HJ, Fei LF , Liu JG, et al. A symplectic instantaneous optimal control for robot trajectory tracking with differential-algebraic equation models. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2020

9)         Gao Q, Liu JG, Ju ZJ, et al. Dual-hand detection for human-robot interaction by a parallel network based on hand detection and body pose estimation. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2019

10)      Gao Q, Liu JG, Ju ZJ. Robust real-time hand detection and localization for space human robot interaction based on deep learning. Neurocomputing, 2019

11)      Sun Y, Liu JG, et al. Mechanisms involved in inflammatory pulmonary fibrosis induced by lunar dust simulant in rats. Environmental Toxicology. 2019, 34: 131–140. [Cover Paper]

12)      Xu ZY, Liu JG, et al. Characteristics analysis and comparison of conventional and segmental rotor type 12/8 switched reluctance motors. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 2018

13)      Ding J, Liu JG, et al. Accuracy Modeling and Analysis for a Lock-or-Release Mechanism of the Chinese Space Station Microgravity Platform, Mechanism and Machine Theory. 2018

14)      Liu YW, Chen JB, Liu JG, Jing XJ. Nonlinear mechanics of flexible cables in space robotic arms subject to complex physical environment. Nonlinear Dynamics,2018

15)      Chang CG, Liu JG, Qi RL, Ni ZY. An Improved kinematic calibration method for a sliding manipulator based on POE formula. Robotica, 2018

16)      Ni ZYLiu JG, et alTime-varying state-space model identification of on-orbit rigid-flexible coupling spacecraft using a predictor-based recursive subspace algorithm. Acta Astronautica, 2018

17)      Zhang X, Liu JG. Effective motion planning strategy for space robot capturing targets under consideration of the berth position. Acta Astronautica, 2018.

18)      Liu JG, Zhang X, Dai JS, et al. Configuration Analysis of a Reconfigurable Rubik’s Snake Robot. Proceedings of the IMechE, Part C: JMES, 2018

19)      Ni ZY, Liu JG, Wu ZG, Shen XH. Identification of state-space model and payload mass parameter of a flexible space manipulator using recursive subspace tracking method. Chinese Journal of Aeronautics. 2018

20)      Zhang XB, Liu JG, Ju ZJ, Yang CG. A head-raising motion of snake robot based on pre-defined spiral curve. Applied Science, 2018

21)      Ni ZY, Liu JG, et al. Identification of the time-varying modal parameters of a spacecraft with flexible appendages using a recursive predictor-based subspace identification algorithm. Proceedings of the IMechE, Part G: JAE, 2018

22)      Sun CJ, Chen LS, Liu JG, Dai JS, Kang RJ. A hybrid continuum robot based on pneumatic muscles with embedded elastic rods. Proceedings of the IMechE, Part C: JMES, 2018

23)      Qiu ZC, Wang, XF Zhang XM, Liu JG,. A novel vibration measurement and active control method for a hinged flexible two-connected piezoelectric plate. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 2018, 107: 357-395

24)      Zhang X, Liu JG. Autonomous trajectory planner for space telerobots capturing space debris under the teleprogramming framework. Advance in Mechanical Engineering, 2017, 9(7): 1-13

25)      Gao Q, Liu JG, Tian T T, Li Y M. Free-flying dynamics and control of an astronaut assistant robot based on fuzzy sliding mode algorithm. Acta Astronautica, 2017, 138 :462–474

26)      Liu JG, Luo Y F, Ju Z J. An Interactive Astronaut-Robot System with Gesture Control. Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, 2016, 2016:1-11

27)      Liu JG, Zhang X, Hao G B. Survey on research and development of reconfigurable modular robots. Advance in Mechanical Engineering, 2016, 8(8): 1-21

28)      Liu JG, Gao Q, Liu Z W, Li Y M. Attitude control for astronaut assisted robot in the space station. International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems, 2016, 14(4): 1082-1095

29)      Zhang W X, Ding X L, Liu JG. A representation of the configurations and evolution of metamorphic mechanisms. Mechanical Sciences, 2016, 7(1):39-47.

30)      Zhang Z W, Wu Y X, Liu JG, Ren W, Cao M H. Research on the rigid-flexible multibody dynamics of concrete placing boom. Automation in Construction, 2016, 67:22-30.

31)      Liu JG, Ding X L, Jin Y, Zhang K T, Hao G B. Guest editorial on reconfigurable and deployable mechanisms. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 2015, 7(8):1.

32)      Gao H W, Liu JG, Li Y M, Z Y. Dual-layer fuzzy control architecture for the CAS rover arm. International Journal of Control Automation and Systems, 2015, 13(5):1262-1271.

33)      Gao Y, Liu JG. China's robotics successes abound. Science, 2014, 345(6196):523

34)      Liu JG, Li Y M, Zhang Y, Gao Q, Zuo B. Dynamics and control of a parallel mechanism for active vibration isolation in space station. Nonlinear Dynamics, 2014, 76(3):1737-1751.

35)      Gao H W, Liu JG, Yu Y, Li Y M. Distance measurement of zooming image for a mobile robot. International Journal of Control Automation and Systems, 2013, 11(4):782-789.

36)      Wang Y C, Liu JG. Evaluation methods for the autonomy of unmanned systems. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2012, 57(26):3409-3418

37)      Liu JG, Wang Y C, Ma S G, Li Y M. Enumeration of the Non-Isomorphic Configurations for a Reconfigurable Modular Robot with Square-Cubic-Cell Modules. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 2011, 7(4):58-68

38)      Li B, Ma S, Liu JG, Wang M, Liu T, Wang Y. AMOEBA-I: A Shape-Shifting Modular Robot for Urban Search and Rescue. Advanced Robotics, 2009, 23(9):1057-1083

39)      Liu JG, Ma S G, Wang Y C, Li B. Network-based reconfiguration routes for a self-reconfigurable robot. Science in China Series F: Information Sciences, 2008, 51(10):1532-1546

40)      Liu JG, Wang Y C, Li B, Ma S G. Kinematics analysis of a robotic rock grinder. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2007, 52(23):3299-3304

41)      Liu JG, Wang Y C, Li B, Ma S G, Tan D L. Center-configuration selection technique for the reconfigurable modular robot. Science China Information Sciences, 2007, 50(5):697-710

42)      Liu JG, Gao Y, Wang Y C, Ma S G,Lou Y F. Comments on “Sidewinding with Minimal Slip: Snake and Robot Ascent of Sandy Slopes”. Robot, 2015, 37(2):254-256.

43)      Liu JG, Sun S F. A Brief Survey on Inflatable Deployment Space Structures. Advances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms & Robots I, 2012:773-782.

44)      Liu JG, Wang Y C, Li B, Ma S G. Current research, key performances and future development of search and rescue robots. Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2006, 2(4):404-416.

45)      Liu JG, Wang Y C, Ma S G, Li B, Analysis of tipover stability for novel shape shifting modular robot. Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2006,19(2): 181-186.

46)      Liu JG, Ma S G, Lu Z L, Wang Y C . Design and experiment of a novel link-type shape shifting modular robot series. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics.2005:318-323

47)      Liu JG, Wang Y C, Ma S G, Li B. Analysis of stairs-climbing ability for a tracked reconfigurable modular robot. IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security and Rescue Robots, 2005.

48)      Liu JG, Wang Y C, Ma S G, Li B. Shape control of hyper-redundant modularized manipulator using variable structure regular polygon. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems,2004:3924-3929


1)2020, Springer Nature, China New Development Awards
2)2020, International Conference on Robotics and Rehabilitation Intelligence,Best Paper Award
3)2019, International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems(ICIUS),Best Student Paper Award
4)2018, International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems( ICEMS), Best Paper Award
5)2017, International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications(ICIRA),Outstanding Paper Award
6)2008, International Symposium on Intelligent Unmanned Systems (ISIUS), Best Paper Nominate Award
7)2005, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (IEEE ROBIO), T J Tarn Best Paper Award in Robotics
8)2005, BHPB CAS Excellent Graduate Award