Dr.-Ing. Yilun Sun

Dr.-Ing. (Technical University of Munich), passed with summa cum laude

M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (Technical University of Munich)

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering & Automation (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Senior research fellow at MiMed since: December 2021

Room: 1130

Tel.: +49 (89) 289 - 151 59

Email: yilun.sun@tum.de

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Lectures:

Vorlesung "Mathematische Tools (MTT)" (0000004839, 0000004840)

Vorlesung "Messtechnik und medizinische Assistenzsysteme(MMA)" (0000003420)

 

Current research topics:

Automatic design of compliant medical instruments using bionic structural optimization methods

Design optimization of continuum robots

Design of compliant (soft) robotic grippers

Design of 3D-printable bistable mechanisms, origami mechanisms

Design of bio-inspired quadruped robots

 

Publications:

Journal articles:

Yilun Sun and Tim C. Lueth. "Enhancing Torsional Stiffness of Continuum Robots Using 3-D Topology Optimized Flexure Joints." IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics 28 (4), 1844-1852, 2023. DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2023.3266873

Yilun Sun, Chujun Zong, Felix Pancheri, Tong Chen and Tim C. Lueth. "Design of topology optimized compliant legs for bio-inspired quadruped robots." Scientific Reports 13: 4875, 2023. PMID: 36966220, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-32106-5

Yilun Sun and Tim C. Lueth. "Safe Manipulation in Robotic Surgery Using Compliant Constant-Force Mechanism." IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics 5 (3), 486-495, 2023. DOI: 10.1109/TMRB.2023.3237924

Yilun Sun, Yuqing Liu, Felix Pancheri and Tim C. Lueth. "LARG: A Lightweight Robotic Gripper With 3-D Topology Optimized Adaptive Fingers." IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics 27 (4), 2026-2034, 2022. DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2022.3170800 

Yilun Sun, Yuqing Liu and Tim C. Lueth. "Optimization of Stress Distribution in Tendon-Driven Continuum Robots Using Fish-Tail-Inspired Method." IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 7 (2), 3380-3387, 2022. DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2022.3147456  (presented in IEEE ICRA 2022)

Yilun Sun, Lingji Xu, Dingzhi Zhang and Tim C. Lueth. "Automatic synthesis of compliant forceps for robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery." at - Automatisierungstechnik 68 (11), 922-932, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/auto-2020-0084

Yilun Sun, Dingzhi Zhang, Yuqing Liu and Tim C. Lueth. "FEM-Based Mechanics Modeling of Bio-Inspired Compliant Mechanisms for Medical Applications." IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics 2 (3), 364-373, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/TMRB.2020.3011291

Yilun Sun, Yuqing Liu, Lingji Xu, Yunzhe Zou, Angela Faragasso and Tim C. Lueth. "Automatic Design of Compliant Surgical Forceps With Adaptive Grasping Functions." IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 5 (2), 1095-1102, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2020.2967715  (presented in IEEE ICRA 2020)

Dingzhi Zhang, Yilun Sun* and Tim C Lueth. "Design of a novel tendon-driven manipulator structure based on monolithic compliant rolling-contact joint for minimally invasive surgery." International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 16 (9), 1615–1625, 2021. PMID: 34235629, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11548-021-02442-w (*Corresponding author)

Dingzhi Zhang, Felix Pancheri, Christoph Rehekampff, Yilun Sun and Tim C Lueth. "Automated Digitization of Three-Dimensional Structures Using AprilTag and Solid Geometry-Library in MATLAB." Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering 23 (4), 044503, 2023. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4056065

Jinguo Huang, Yilun Sun, Tianmiao Wang, Tim C Lueth, Jianhong Liang, Xingbang Yang. "Fluid-Structure Interaction Hydrodynamics Analysis on a Deformed Bionic Flipper With Non-Uniformly Distributed Stiffness." IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 5 (3), 4657-4662, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2020.3003774  (presented in IEEE/RSJ IROS 2020)

Suat Coemert, Baturay Yalvac, Vincent Bott, Yilun Sun, Tim C Lueth. "Development and validation of an automated FEM-based design optimization tool for continuum compliant structures." International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design 17(2), 245-269, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10999-020-09506-w

 

Conference papers:

Yilun Sun, Yuqing Liu, Ying Su and Tim C. Lueth. "Model Predictive Control of 2-DOF Tendon-Driven Continuum Robot Using Optical Tracking." 2024 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM). IEEE, 2024. (Accepted)

Yilun Sun, Zaiyu Wang, Felix Pancheri and Tim C. Lueth. "Toqro: A Flexible Quadruped Walking Robot With Topology Optimized Soft Legs." 2024 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (Robosoft). IEEE, 2024. DOI: 10.1109/RoboSoft60065.2024.10521964

Yilun Sun, Jan N. Rodewald and Tim C. Lueth. "Design of 3D-Printable Compliant Robotic Grippers Using Solid Geometry Library in MATLAB." 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO). IEEE, 2023. DOI: 10.1109/ROBIO58561.2023.10354887

Yilun Sun and Tim C. Lueth. "Design of 3D-Printed Continuum Robots Using Topology Optimized Compliant Joints." 2023 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (Robosoft). IEEE, 2023. DOI: 10.1109/RoboSoft55895.2023.10121935

Yilun Sun, Felix Pancheri and Tim C. Lueth. "Kinematic Modeling of Scissor-Mechanism-Based Curvilinear Actuator." 2022 48th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON). IEEE, 2022. DOI: 10.1109/IECON49645.2022.9968802

Yilun Sun and Tim C. Lueth. "Cruciate-Ligament-Inspired Compliant Joints: Application to 3D-Printed Continuum Surgical Robots." 2021 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC). IEEE, 2021. PMID: 34892249, DOI: 10.1109/EMBC46164.2021.9630239

Yilun Sun and Tim C. Lueth. "Design of Bionic Prosthetic Fingers Using 3D Topology Optimization." 2021 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC). IEEE, 2021. PMID: 34892219, DOI: 10.1109/EMBC46164.2021.9630390

Yilun Sun and Tim C. Lueth. "SGCL: A B-Rep-Based Geometry Modeling Language in MATLAB for Designing 3D-Printable Medical Robots." 2021 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE). IEEE, 2021. DOI: 10.1109/CASE49439.2021.9551400

Yilun Sun, Yuqing Liu, Nandi Zhou and Tim C. Lueth. "A MATLAB-Based Framework for Designing 3D Topology Optimized Soft Robotic Grippers." 2021 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM). IEEE, 2021. DOI: 10.1109/AIM46487.2021.9517350

Yilun Sun, Alexandra Mercader and Tim C. Lueth. "Design of 3D-printable nasopharyngeal swabs in Matlab for COVID-19 testing." Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine 2 (1). 2020. DOI: 10.18416/AMMM.2020.2009007

Yilun Sun, Dingzhi Zhang and Tim C. Lueth. "Bionic Design of a Disposable Compliant Surgical Forceps With Optimized Clamping Performance." 2020 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC). IEEE, 2020. PMID: 33019042, DOI: 10.1109/EMBC44109.2020.9176027

Yilun Sun, Yuqing Liu, Lingji Xu and Tim C. Lueth. "Design of a Disposable Compliant Medical Forceps using Topology Optimization Techniques." 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO). IEEE, 2019. DOI: 10.1109/ROBIO49542.2019.8961604

Yilun Sun, Lingji Xu, Jingru Yang and Tim C. Lueth. "Automatic Design in Matlab using PDE Toolbox for Shape and Topology Optimization." 2019 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). ASME, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2019-10766

Yilun Sun, Yuqing Liu and Tim C. Lueth. "FE-Analysis of Bio-inspired Compliant Mechanisms in Matlab for Medical Applications." 2019 IEEE International Conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems (CBS). IEEE, 2019. DOI: 10.1109/CBS46900.2019.9114461  (Best Student Paper Finalist)

Yilun Sun and Tim C. Lueth. "Extension of Matlab’s PDE Toolbox for Developing Bionic Structural Optimization Methods: Overlapping Region Concept." International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria Danube Region. Springer, Cham, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19648-6_41

Yilun Sun and Tim C. Lueth. "Extension of the FEM Analysis Using the PDE-Toolbox of Matlab with Regard to Point Loads, Line Loads, and Freeform Surface Loads: Feature Surface Concept." 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO). IEEE, 2018. DOI: 10.1109/ROBIO.2018.8665321

Felix Pancheri, Yilun Sun, Christoph A. W. Parhofer, Christoph Rehekampff, Dingzhi Zhang and Tim C. Lueth. "Automated Design of Custom Printed Circuit Board Enclosures With Integrated Cooling Capabilities." 2023 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). ASME, 2023. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2023-113510

Robin Schregle, Felix Pancheri, Yilun Sun and Tim C Lueth. "Design of an Automated Robotic System for Object Tracking and Targeted Lighting." 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO). IEEE, 2023. DOI: 10.1109/ROBIO58561.2023.10354769

Lucas Artmann, Yilun Sun, Valentin Ameres, Linus Elbs and Tim C Lueth. "Small and Medium Scale Automation in iPS cell Culture utilizing AI Based Learning and Machine Vision." 2023 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN). IEEE, 2023. DOI: 10.1109/INDIN51400.2023.10217929

Duo Xu, Diana Grill, Yilun Sun, Anand Vazhapilli Sureshbabu, Martin Eser, Tim C. Lüth, Markus Zimmermann. "Effiziente Oberflächenmodellierung für die additive Fertigung von Prototypen für akustische Metamaterialien." Konstruktion für die Additive Fertigung 2020. Springer Vieweg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-63030-3_3

Jingru Yang, Yilun Sun, Tim C Lueth. "Construction of a Production Line for Auxetic Structures Using Novel Modelling Method." 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO). IEEE, 2019. DOI: 10.1109/ROBIO49542.2019.8961614

Alexandra Mercader, Michael Biersack, Yilun Sun, Tim C Lueth. "A Mechanical Bed for Elderly Care to Assist while Standing, Sitting and Lying." 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO). IEEE, 2019. DOI: 10.1109/ROBIO49542.2019.8961850

 

Magazine papers:

Yilun Sun and Tim C. Lueth. "Evolution like animal joints – Automatic design of compliant medical instruments using bionic structural optimization methods." Medizintechnik in Bayern, 20-21, 2020.