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Welcome to the Bio-inspired Design Lab. in SeoulTech

Our group is working towards finding and realizing extreme motions inspired by nature! 

Recent Research


"Dipo: aminiaturized hopping robot via lightweight and compact actuator design for power amplification, Bioinspiration&Biomimetics, 2023

"CaseCrawler: A Lightweight and Low-Profile Crawling Phone Case Robot," IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), with IROS option, 2020 (co-author) IEEE Spectrum

"Snatcher: A Highly Mobile Chameleon-Inspired Shooting and Rapidly Retracting Manipulator," IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) with IROS option, 2020 IEEE Spectrum

MutBug: A Lightweight and Compact Crawling Robot that Can Run on Both Sides, 

IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), 2019

SpyBug in Dronebot Challenge 2019

An Omnidirectional Jumper with Expanded Movability via Steering, Self-Righting, and Take-off Angle Adjustment, 

IROS 2018 (co-athuthor)

An Origami-Inspired Self Locking Robotic Arm that can be Folded Flat 

Science Robotics 2018 (co-author)

Froghopper-Inspired Direction-Changing Concept for Miniature Jumping Robots,

Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 2016 

Height-adjustable jumping mechanism and its application to Jumping-Crawling Robot (IEEE Spectrum),

ICRA 2016, TMECH 2019

Dynamic analysis on compliant leg in the Flea-inpired jumping mechanism,

IROS 2014, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 2017

Jumping on water: Surface tension-dominated jumping of waterstriders and robotic insect (IEEE Spectrum, Science News)

IROS 2013, Science 2015 (co-author)

Underactuated adpative gripper using flexural buckling & Scaled-up buckling hand 

ICRA 2011, IROS 2013, IEEE Transactions on Robotics 2013

Wheel transformer: The wheel passively transforms with friction.

ICRA 2013, IEEE Transactions on Robotics 2014 (co-author)

Origami-inspired trasformable wheel using sapce sail pattern with shape memory alloy (SMA) coil spring actuators. 

ICRA 2013 (co-author)

Component assembly using shape memory polymer (SMP) rivet fastener

IROS 2013, Smart Materials&Structures 2013 (co-author)

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