Dr Shuhei Miyashita

Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor)

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Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
University of Sheffield
Sheffield, S1 3JD
United Kingdom
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 5662
Email: shuhei.miyashita@sheffield.ac.uk
Lab website: http://shuhei.net/


Shuhei Miyashita received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Zurich, Switzerland in 2011.
He is currently a Lecturer at the Automatic Control and Systems Engineering Department in the University of Sheffield, UK. Prior to this position, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA, and Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA, from 2011 to 2015, and a Lecturer at the University of York, UK from 2016 to 2018.

Research interests:

  • Micro and milli robotics
  • Self-assembling machine
  • Metamaterial
  • 4D printing
  • Self-reconfigurable systems
  • Biomedical robots
  • Origin of life


  • Mechatronics (ACS231)

Selected publications:

  • An, B., Miyashita, S., Ong, A., Tolley, T. M., Demaine, M., Demaine, E., Wood, J. R., and Rus, D. (2018) An End-to-End Approach to Self-Folding Origami Structures. IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO), 34 (6).
  • Yim, S., Sung, R. C., Miyashita, S., Kim, S., and Rus, D. (2018) Animatronic Soft Robots by Additive Folding, International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), 37(6), pp.611-628.
  • Du Plessis D'Argentr, A., Perry, S., Iwata, Y., Iwasaki, H., Will, I., Fabozzo, A., Iwase, E., Damian, D., Rus, D., Miyashita, S (2018) Programmable Medicine: Autonomous, Ingestible, Deployable Patch and Plug for Stomach Ulcer Therapy, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
  • Iwata, Y., Miyashita, S., and Iwase, E. (2017) Self-rolling up micro 3D structures using temperature-responsive hydrogel sheet, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. 27, 124003.
  • Miyashita, S., Guitron, S., Li, S., and Rus D. (2017) Robotic Metamorphosis by Origami Exoskeletons, Science Robotics, 2(10), eaao4369.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (Finalist of the best paper award).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.