Interested in joining our group? Please contact Shuhei Miyashita PhD positions for year 2018 (deadline: Feb/Mar 2018, to be confirmed):

The university of York has a PhD student initiative in conjunction with the China Scholarships Council (CSC). For more information please go to the link.
Please note that in order to be eligible for this studentship then you need to have an unconditional offer by 2nd February 2018.
  1. Micro/Milli-Robots
  2. Self-Repairing Machine
  3. Origami Robots for Bio-medicine
Internship, MEng, BEng positions:
  1. Self-Assembling Robots
  2. Origami Robots
  3. Micro/Milli-Robots
  4. Robotic Implant

Research Our research pursuit has been dedicated to formal understanding of synthesizing artificial compounds in non-molecular domains, seeking a novel manufacturing method of elecromechanical devices.
  1. Miyashita, S., Guitron, S., Li, S., and Rus D. (2017) Robotic Metamorphosis by Origami Exoskeletons, Science Robotics, (2), eaao4369.
  2. Miyashita, S., Guitron, S., Yoshida, K., Li, S., Damian, D. D., and Rus, D. (2016) Ingestible, Controllable, and Degradable Origami Robot for Patching Stomach Wounds, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 909-916.
  3. Miyashita, S., Guitron, S., Ludersdorfer, M., Sung, C., and Rus, D. (2015) An Untethered Miniature Origami Robot that Self-folds, Walks, Swims, and Degrades, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 1490-1496.
  4. Miyashita, S., Meeker L., Tolley, T. M., Wood, J. R., and Rus, D. (2014) Self-Folding Miniature Elastic Electric Device. The IOP Journal Smart Materials and Structures, 23 094005, doi:10.1088/0964-1726/23/9/094005.
  5. Miyashita, S., Diller, E., and Sitti, M. (2013) Two-Dimensional Magnetic Micro-Module Reconfigurations Based on Inter-Modular Interactions. International Journal of Robotics Research, 32, 591-615.
  6. Miyashita, S., Audretsch, C., Nagy, Z., Fuchslin, R., and Pfeifer, R. (2015) Mechanical Catalysis on the Centimeter Scale. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 12: 20141271.
  7. Miyashita, S., Goldi, M., and Pfeifer, R. (2011). How reverse reactions influence the yield rate of stochastic self-assembly. International Journal of Robotics Research, 30, 627-641.

Members
  1. Shuhei Miyashita

    • Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor), Ph.D: University of Zurich, Postdoc: CMU and MIT
  2. Lindsay Coe (University of York)
  3. Haruna Iwasaki (Waseda University)
  4. Alexis Du Plessis D'Argentre (ESEO)
  5. Etienne Perroux (ESEO)
Previous students:
Samuel Perry (University of York), Emily Southern (University of York), Yoshitaka Iwata (Waseda University), Julien Delmas (7 Tech), Valentin Besnard (ESEO), Alicia Cabrera-Mino (MIT), Kevin Gonzales (MIT), Kodiak Brush (MIT), Nikita Waghani (MIT), Anna Leonard (MIT), Andres Salgado-Bierman (MIT), Isabella DiDio (MIT), Paige Studer (MIT), Steven Guitron (MIT), Ishwarya Ananthabhotla (MIT), Marvin Ludersdorfer (TU Munich), Laura Meeker (MIT), Maurice Goldi (University of Zurich), Aubery Tientcheu (TU Munich), Christof Audretsch (University of Wuerzburg), Saikat Ray (Birla Institute of Technology and Science), Flurin Casanova (University of Zurich), Marco Kessler (University of Zurich), Tobias Bannwart (University of Zurich)

Publications (selected)
  1. Miyashita, S., Guitron, S., Li, S., and Rus D. (2017) Robotic Metamorphosis by Origami Exoskeletons, Science Robotics, (2), eaao4369.
  2. Yim S., Miyashita S., Rus, D., and Kim, S. (2017) A Teleoperated Micromanipulation System Manufactured by Cut-and-Fold Techniques. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 33(2), 456-467. DOI: 10.1109/TRO.2016.2636904
  3. Miyashita, S., Audretsch, C., Nagy, Z., Fuchslin, R., and Pfeifer, R. (2015) Mechanical Catalysis on the Centimeter Scale. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 12: 20141271.
  4. Miyashita, S., DiDio, I., Ananthabhotla, I., An, B., Sung, C., Arabagi, S., and Rus, D. (2015) Folding Angle Regulation by Curved Crease Design for Self-Assembling Origami Propellers. ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 7(2), 021013.
  5. Miyashita, S., Meeker L., Tolley, T. M., Wood, J. R., and Rus, D. (2014) Self-Folding Miniature Elastic Electric Device. The IOP Journal Smart Materials and Structures, 23 094005, doi:10.1088/0964-1726/23/9/094005.
  6. Miyashita, S., Diller, E., and Sitti, M. (2013) Two-Dimensional Magnetic Micro-Module Reconfigurations Based on Inter-Modular Interactions. International Journal of Robotics Research, 32, 591-615.
  7. Miyashita, S., and Pfeifer, R. (2011). Attributes of Two Dimensional Magnetic Self-Assembly. Adaptive Behavior. 20 (2), 117-130.
  8. Miyashita, S., Goldi, M., and Pfeifer, R. (2011). How reverse reactions influence the yield rate of stochastic self-assembly. International Journal of Robotics Research, 30, 627-641.
  9. Miyashita, S., Nagy, Z., Nelson, B. J., and Pfeifer, R. (2009). The influence of shape on parallel self-assembly. Entropy, 11, 643-666.
  10. Sung, R. C., Lin, R., Miyashita, S., Yim, S., Kim, S., and Rus, D. (2017) Self-folded Soft Robotic Structures with Controllable Joints, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 580-587
  11. Miyashita, S., Guitron, S., Yoshida, K., Li, S., Damian, D. D., and Rus, D. (2016) Ingestible, Controllable, and Degradable Origami Robot for Patching Stomach Wounds, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 909-916
  12. Miyashita, S., Guitron, S., Ludersdorfer, M., Sung, C., and Rus, D. (2015) An Untethered Miniature Origami Robot that Self-folds, Walks, Swims, and Degrades, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 1490-1496
  13. Miyashita, S., Meeker, L., Goldi, M., Kawahara, Y., and Rus, D. (2014) Self-Folding Printable Elastic Electric Devices: Resistor, Capacitor, and Inductor. In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 1446-1453, Hong Kong
  14. Miyashita, S., Onal, D. C., and Rus, D. (2013) Self-pop-up Cylindrical Structure by Global Heating, In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 4065-4071
  15. Miyashita, S., Casanova, F., Lungarella, M., and Pfeifer, R. (2008) Peltier-based freeze-thaw connector for waterborne self-assembly systems. In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Nice, France, September, pp. 1325-1330.
  16. Miyashita, S., Kessler, M., and Lungarella, M. (2008). How morphology affects self-assembly in a stochastic modular robot. In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).

Media MIT news (3 times), MIT top page (4 times), IEEE Spectrum (3 times), CNN (2015), BBC (2017), Forbes (2017, 2016), The Washington Post (2017, 2016), AP (2016), Bloomberg (2016), The Economist (2016), ABC news (2016), Boston Globe (2016), and many others.

Contact Shuhei Miyashita
Microrobotics Group, Department of Electronic Engineering, University of York
Heslington, YO10 5DD, York, United Kingdom
+44 1904 322393
shuhei.miyashita at york.ac.uk