Bioinspired Robotics and Design Lab

Welcome to the Bioinspired Robotics and Design Lab, part of the Contextual Robotics Institute at the University of California, San Diego. Our research focuses on borrowing inspiration from nature to design automated systems with lifelike capabilities. For example, inspired by creatures like the starfish, we are designing soft robots composed of compliant materials. Likewise, inspired by fabrication in nature, from the small scale (proteins) to the large scale (plant leaves), we are designing robots that self-assemble by folding. On this page, you'll find links to details on our research, publications, outreach, etc.