Research Areas

Microrobots, Soft robots, Continuum Robots, Medical Robots


2010-2014 UPMC - University pierre and marie curie,Paris, France (Ph.D Degree : Robotic) 

Lab : ISIR - Institut des systèmes intelligents et de robotique 

2009-2010 Ecole Centrale Paris, Paris, France (Master Degree : Industry Engineering) 

2007-2010 Supmeca /Institut supérieur de mécanique de Paris, France (Master Degree: Mechanics) 

2005-2007 MPSI/MP* LYCEE FAIDHERBE, Lille, France


1.       Associate Editor : IEEE Transactions on Robotics 2023-2025

2.       Associate Editor : IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering 2020-2022

3.       Associate Editor : IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 2022-2024

4.       General Chair : IEEE RCAR 2023

5.       Program Chair : IEEE RCAR 2021

6.       Gender Equity Chair : IEEE ICRA 2020

7.       Program co-chair : IEEE RCAR 2020

8.       Program co-chair : IEEE ROBIO 2019

Work Experience

2021/01-present Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Professor

2016/03-2020/12 Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Associate Professor

04/2014-03/2016 CUHK - the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China Postdoctoral fellowship


1.       T Xu, C Huang, Z Lai, X Wu (2022), Independent control strategy of multiple magnetic flexible millirobots for position control and path following, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 38(5), 2875-2887

2.       T Xu, Z Hao, C Huang, J Yu, L Zhang (2022), X Wu, Multimodal locomotion control of needle-like microrobots assembled by ferromagnetic nanoparticles, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 27(6), 4327-4338

3.       S Zhang, M Yin, Z Lai, C Huang, C Wang, W Shang, X Wu, Y Zhang, T Xu* (2022), Design and Characteristics of 3D Magnetically Steerable Guidewire System for Minimally Invasive Surgery, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 7 (2), 4040-4046

4.       J Yu, L Yang, X Du, H Chen, T Xu, L Zhang (2022), Adaptive Pattern and Motion Control of Magnetic Microrobotic Swarms, IEEE Transactions on Robotics

5.       S Xu, J Liu, C Yang, X Wu, T Xu* (2021), A Learning-Based Stable Servo Control Strategy Using Broad Learning System Applied for Microrobotic Control, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, DOI: 10.1109/TCYB.2021.3121080.

6.       C Huang, Z Lai, L Zhang, X Wu, T Xu* (2021), A magnetically controlled soft miniature robotic fish with a flexible skeleton inspired by zebrafish, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 16 (6), 065004

7.       Xu, T., Liu, J., Huang, C., Sun, T., & Wu, X. (2021). Discrete-Time Optimal Control of Miniature Helical Swimmers in Horizontal Plane. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering.

8.       L. Manamanchaiyaporn ; T. Xu* ; X. Wu, (2020), “Magnetic soft robot with the triangular head-tail morphology inspired by lateral undulation”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 25 (6), 2688-2699

9.       X Du#, H Cui#, T Xu#, C Huang, Y Wang, Q Zhao, Y Xu, X Wu (2020), Hydrogel Based Millirobots: Reconfiguration, Camouflage, and Color Shifting for Bioinspired Adaptive, Advanced Functional Materials 30 (10), 2070064

10.    Xu, T.; Guan, Y. ; Liu, J. ; Wu, X (2020), "Image-Based Visual Servoing of Helical Microswimmers for Planar Path Following", IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol.17, no.1, pp.325-333

11.    J. Liu#, T. Xu#, X. Yang, and X. Wu*, (2020), “Navigation and Visual Feedback Control for Magnetically Driven Helical Miniature Swimming Robots”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informaticsvol. 16, no.1, pp. 477-487.

12.    Su, M.; Xu, T.*; Lai, Z.; Huang, C.; Liu, J.; Wu, X., (2020) Double-Modal Locomotion and Application of Soft Cruciform Thin-Film Microrobot, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2020, 5(2): 806-812

13.    Xu, T.; Yu, J. ; Vong, C-I. ; Wang, B. ; Wu, X. ; Zhang, L., (2019), "Dynamic Morphology and Swimming Properties of Rotating Miniature Swimmers with Soft Tails", IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol.24, no.3, pp.924-934

14.    Wu, X.; Liu, J.; Huang, C.; Su, M.; Xu, T.*, (2020), " 3-D Path Following of Helical Micro-swimmers with An Adaptive Orientation Compensation Model ", IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol.17, no.2, pp.823-832

15.    Huang, C.; Xu, T.*; Liu, J; Manamanchaiyaporn, L.; Wu, X., (2019), Visual Servoing of Miniature Magnetic Film Swimming Robots for 3-D Arbitrary Path Following, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2019, 4(4): 4185-4191.

16.    J Liu, T Xu*, C Huang, X Wu (2018), Automatic manipulation of magnetically actuated helical microswimmers in static environments, Micromachines 9 (10), 524

17.    J Liu, T Xu*, Y Guan, X Yan, C Ye, X Wu (2017), Swimming characteristics of bioinspired helical microswimmers based on soft lotus-root fibers, Micromachines 8 (12), 349

18.    X Yan, Q Zhou, M Vincent, Y Deng, J Yu, J Xu, T Xu, T Tang, L Bian, Multifunctional biohybrid magnetite microrobots for imaging-guided therapy, Science Robotics 2 (12)

19.    J Yu, T Xu, Z Lu, CI Vong, L Zhang (2017), On-demand disassembly of paramagnetic nanoparticle chains for microrobotic cargo delivery, IEEE Transactions on Robotics 33 (5), 1213-1225

20.    T Xu, G Hwang, N Andreff, S Régnier, Influence of geometry on swimming performance of helical swimmers using DoE, Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics 11 (1), 57-66

21.    T Xu, J Yu, X Yan, H Choi, L Zhang (2015), Magnetic actuation based motion control for microrobots: An overview, Micromachines 6 (9), 1346-1364

22.    Xu, T.; Hwang, G.; Andreff, N.; Régnier, S., (2015), "Planar Path Following of 3-D Steering Scaled-Up Helical Microswimmers", IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol.31, no.1, pp.117-127, Feb. 2015.

23.    Xu, T.; Hwang, G.; Andreff, N.; Régnier, S., (2014), "Modeling and Swimming Property Characterizations of Scaled-Up Helical Microswimmers", IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol.19, no.3, pp.1069-1079. 



关雁铭  硕士研究生  081104-模式识别与智能系统  

黄晨阳  硕士研究生  085210-控制工程  

苏梦  硕士研究生  085211-计算机技术  

严远忠  硕士研究生  085208-电子与通信工程  

郝智明  硕士研究生  085210-控制工程  

徐颖蕾  硕士研究生  085210-控制工程  

张亚辉  硕士研究生  085210-控制工程  

赖证宇  硕士研究生  085211-计算机技术  

倪江鹏  硕士研究生  085211-计算机技术  

田超然  硕士研究生  085210-控制工程  

徐艳花  硕士研究生  085404-计算机技术  

张善修  硕士研究生  085211-计算机技术  


付仕雄  博士研究生  081104-模式识别与智能系统  

陈柄翰  硕士研究生  085404-计算机技术  

彭乾碧  博士研究生  081104-模式识别与智能系统  

刘思语  硕士研究生  085406-控制工程  

陈志强  硕士研究生  085404-计算机技术  

徐蓉蓉  硕士研究生  085404-计算机技术  

黄晨阳  博士研究生  081104-模式识别与智能系统  

Honors & Distinctions

1.       IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2019) Best Application Paper Award (1/2494 TOP 0.04%) – Corresponding author

2.       IEEE International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale (3M-NANO 2021) Best Paper Award (1/100 TOP 1%) – Corresponding author

3.       IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM2013) Best Paper Finalist Award (5/300 TOP 1.5%) – First author