Imperial College London

Qiujie (Icey) Lu

Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Research Postgraduate







Dyson BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Qiujie (Icey) Lu obtained her BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Bristol in 2016. She completed her MSc degree in Robotics at University of Bristol, University of West England and Bristol Robotics Laboratory in 2017. Her integrated master project 'Connected and Collaborative Assistive Robots' won 1st place at the ICSR2017 in Japan Best Robot Design Competition. 

She started her PhD in 2017 in the REDS Lab, Dyson School of Design Engineering, ICL. 

Her research interests lie with Robots design, more specifically robot hand designs for dexterous in-hand manipulation via mechanical intelligence principles without increasing the control complexity. 



He L, Lu Q, Abad S-A, et al., 2020, Soft fingertips with tactile sensing and active deformation for robust grasping of delicate objects, Ieee Robotics and Automation Letters, Vol:5, ISSN:2377-3766, Pages:2714-2721

Lu Q, Clark A, Shen M, et al., 2020, An origami-inspired variable friction surface for increasing the dexterity of robotic grippers, Ieee Robotics and Automation Letters, Vol:5, ISSN:2377-3766, Pages:2538-2545


Wang J, Lu Q, Clark A, et al., A passively complaint idler mechanism for underactuated dexterous grippers with dynamic tendon routing, Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference (TAROS ) 2020, Springer Verlag, ISSN:0302-9743

Lu Q, Baron N, Clark A, et al., 2020, The RUTH Gripper: systematic object-invariant prehensile in-hand manipulation via reconfigurable underactuation, Robotics: Science and Systems, RSS

Lu Q, Liang H, Nanayakkara DPT, et al., Precise in-hand manipulation of soft objects using soft fingertips with tactile sensing and active deformation, IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics, IEEE

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