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SNU Biorobotics Lab

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.



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 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!


Our work is on IEEE SPECTRUM : CaseCrawler Adds Tiny Robotic Legs to Your Phone [RAL]


Dr. Junghwan Byun has joined Max Planck institute as a Post Doc at the Physical Intelligence Lab. Congratulations!


Our paper "Morphing Origami Block for Lightweight Reconfigurable System" has been published in IEEE Transactions on Robotics.  [TRO] [PDF] [Youtube]


Our paper "Ladybird beetle-inspired compliant origami" has been published in Science Robotics as a cover. [Science Robotics] [PDF] [Youtube]


Our lab participated in the 2020 CES exhibition in Las Vegas. We apply the feedback we received from different professionals of various field into our research.


© 2018 by Biorobotics Laboratory, Seoul National University

Room 402 Building 312, Room 219, 213, 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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