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Welcome to the Soft Robotics Laboratory (仿生结构与机器人实验室)

The Soft Robotics Laboratory was founded within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Hanyang University (Seoul Campus).
The lab houses all the necessary tools to design, create, and evaluate novel robots. The lab employs a highly experimental approach to developing new types of soft robots and bioinspired robots with unique properties and functions in various application areas. The Soft Robotics Lab at Hanyang aims to push back the frontier of the field.


  • We are recruiting 1-2 exceptionally qualified graduate students (MS/Ph.D. or MS or Ph.D.)  each semester in the following research directions

    • Materials and structures by design (Applied Mechanics)

    • Soft/bioinspired actuators and robots

    • Smart/functional devices

  • If you (韓國學生/華人學生/國際學生) are interested in working with us, please feel free to contact us (Prof. Wang - 

Featured Publication


Modular assembly of soft deployable structures and robots

Materials Horizons (2017)


Kirigami/origami‐based soft deployable reflector for optical beam steering

Advanced Functional Materials (2017)


Modular assembly of soft machines via multidirectional reclosable fasteners

Advanced Intelligent Systems (2022)


Shape memory alloy-based soft gripper with variable stiffness

Soft Robotics (2017) (2019)

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. -- James 1:2-4

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