Zeyu Ren

Zeyu Ren

Senior R&D Engineer

Xiaomi Inc.


Zeyu Ren is currently a senior R&D engineer at Xiaomi Robotics Lab, Beijing. His research interests include collaborative robotic arms, under-actuated hands, tendon-driven mechanism and actuators. In 2019, he received his Ph.D degree in Robotics from Italian Institute of Technology under the supervision of Dr. Nikos G. Tsagarakis. His bachelor degree was obtained in Mechatronics Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2015.


  • Collaborative Robotic Arms
  • Under Actuated Hands
  • Tendon Driven Mechanism
  • Series Elastic Actuators


  • PhD in Robotics, 2019

    Italian Insitute of Technology (IIT), Italy

  • MEng in Mechatronics Engineering, 2015

    Zhejiang University (ZJU), China

Work Experience


Senior R&D Engineer

Xiaomi Inc.

Sep 2021 – Present Beijing
Leading products R&D in robotic arms.

Mechatronics Engineer

Rokae Robotics

Apr 2020 – Sep 2021 Beijing
Led products R&D for collaborative robotic arms.

Post Doc Researcher

Italian Institute of Technology

Mar 2019 – Mar 2020 Genova
Developed HERI-II-H under-actuated hands for HyQ-Real robot in INAIL project.


30 under 30

The winner of 30 under 30 of Z-Park in 2020
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Ralf-Dahrendorf Prize

Involved in the development project of CENTAURO robot
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2014 RoboCup SmallSizeLeague Championship

Participated as a member in Team ZJUNLICT, Zhejiang University
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Xiao Mi CyberOne

Developed Dual-arm and End-effector for CyberOne.

Rokae xMate CR7

Developed Cobot xMate CR7 for Industrial Application.

Rokae GIA

Developed General Integrated Actuator (GIA) for Cobots.


Developed HERI-II-H under-actuated hand for HyQ-Real robot.


Developed HERI-II-P under-actuated hands for PHOLUS robot.


Developed HERI-II-C under-actuated hand for CENTAURO robot.


Developed a 3-DoF Leg (eLeg) for verfifying energy efficiency and explosive motion.


Developed HERI under-actuatued hand for verifying quasi dexteous and powerful grasping.


Developed small size soccer robots, participated RoboCup as a member in Team ZJUNlict.


Launch Event of Xiaomi CyberOne, Beijing, China

30 under 30 of Z-Park in 2020, Beijing, China

IIT Fareware, Genova, Italy

CENTARUO Evaluation Camp, Karlsruhe, Germany

Humanoids 2018, Beijing, China