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Welcome to the SNU Biorobotics Laboratory. Since the fall of 2008, SNU biorobotics lab has been developing soft biologically inspired mechanisms and robots especially with the goal of developing innovative ways of creating motion without rigid joints and rigid links for life-like robots. 

Biology has lots of inspiration for creating the new mechanisms. New component technologies, such as soft materials, novel fabrications methods, novel actuator technology and novel fabrication technology, are important for realizing the biologically inspired novel mechanisms. We apply these  technologies to build soft wearable robots for people with disability, novel soft robots, bionic hand, and bio-inspired robots with mobility. Most of all, the goal of the SNU Biorobotics Lab is to foster and educate innovative  and empathetic researchers that will be the agents of change for the future.


Wearables & Prosthetics

Soft wearable robots and prosthetic hands designed to enhance human independence through assistance, rehabilitation, sports augmentation, and overall quality of life improvement

Bioinspired Robots

Bioinspired Robots

Small-scale locomotive robots inspired by the specialized movements of natural creatures and multi-modal locomotive robots capable of effectively overcoming diverse environments

Soft Robots

Soft Robots

Soft biologically inspired mechanisms, materials, and actuators toward developing innovative ways of creating motion for robotic applications


Deployable Robots

Robots capable of changing its size and configuration between a compact state to be stored or mobile, and a deployed state to be functional

Latest News


Sung Yol Yu and Sangjoon Ahn received an Excellence Award from The 18th Korea Robotics Society Annual Conference RED Show. Congratulations! 


Jae-Min Eom, Sung Yol Yu and Yuna Yoo received two Bronze Awards from the 8th KSME-SEMES Open Innovation Challenge. Congratulations! 


Sang-Joon Ahn received Best Paper Award from the 2nd International Conference on Design for 3D Printing. Congratulations! 


MSc. MinJo Park has joined Max Planck institute as a Ph.D. Candidate at the Physical Intelligence Lab. Congratulations!


Dr. Sang-Yeop Lee has joined MIT d'Arbeloff Lab. & TTDD Lab. as a Post Doctor. Congratulations!


Dr. Byung-Chul Kim has joined MIT CSAIL as a Post Doctor. Congratulations!


Dr. Woongbae Kim has moved to KIST! Congratulations!


Dr. Sang-Hun Kim has moved to Samsung Research! Congratulations!


Dr. Dae-young Lee has moved to KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) as a Professor! Congratulations!


Dr. Jong-woo Kim has moved to Kyung Hee University as a Professor! Congratulations!


Our paper "Body-powered variable impedance: An approach to augmenting humans with a passive device by reshaping lifting posture" has been published in Science Robotics. [Science Robotics] [PDF] [Youtube]


Our paper "Underwater maneuvering of robotic sheets through buoyancy-mediated active flutter" has been published in Science Robotics. [Science Robotics] [PDF] [Youtube]


Our lab's team SAFE won the RoboSoft 2021 Manipulation Challenge!  Congratulations!


Our paper "High–load capacity origami transformable wheel" has been published in Science Robotics as a cover. [Science Robotics] [PDF] [Youtube] [Media1] [Media2] 


Dr. Byunghun Kang has joined Sejong University as a professor! Congratulations!


© 2018 by Biorobotics Laboratory, Seoul National University

Room 402 Building 312, Room 219, Building 301
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace & Engineering College of Engineering,
Seoul National University, Gwanak-ro 1, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, 151-744, Republic of Korea

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