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AiTreat Advisor

Professor Jian S. Dai
Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Professor Jian S Dai



ROBOTICA Editor-in-Chief

Mechanism and Machine Theory Subject Editor




Professor Jian S. Dai, Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering, Member of Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe), ASME Fellow, IEEE Fellow, RSA Fellow and IMechE Fellow, is Chair of Mechanisms and Robotics and a pioneer in reconfigurable mechanisms and robots, in origami robots, in ankle rehabilitation robots and in metamorphic robots. He established the field of reconfigurable mechanisms and the sub-field of metamorphic mechanisms in robotics, a concept that could bridge the gap between versatile but expensive robots, and efficient but non-flexible machines, and their applications to health, home and manufacture.


Professor Dai received the machine design top award in 2020, that is the “ASME Machine Design Award” (58th recipient since 1958). He further received the “IFToMM Award of Merit” in 2023 (15th recipient since 2003) and the “ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Award” in 2015 (27th recipient since 1974). He also received the 2010 Overall Supervisory Excellence Award by King’s College London, the 2012 ASME Outstanding Service Award, the 2012 Mechanisms Innovation Award, the 2018 Crossley Award, the 2019 AT Yang Award in Theoretical Kinematics and many best paper awards.


Professor Dai has published over 700 peer-reviewed papers, 10 authored books with citation over 18000 (h-index=72) including a manograph on Kinematic Approaches and Screw Algebra of Mechanisms and Robotics. He is Founder of the prestigious conference series IEEE/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (IEEE ReMAR series) and organizer of a series of conferences, workshops and symposia with major scientific impact.


Professor Dai has graduated over 50 PhD students who are now faculty members of world-leading universities in the UK, Australia, US, Mexico, Italy and China, and affiliated with prestigious cooperative including Goldman Sachs and Amazon, and becoming successful entrepreneurs for several high-tech companies. He is co-founder and advisor of several high-tech companies.

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