Welcome to the Bioinspired Robotics and Design Lab at UC San Diego led by Prof. Michael T. Tolley. Our research focuses on borrowing ideas from nature to inspire engineered systems with new capabilities. In particular, we are interested in soft robotics, fabrication by folding, and self-assembly. Please see the Research section for details.

Lab News

  • Prof. Tolley and colleagues win IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine Best Paper Award!
    The IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine Best Paper Award was awarded today at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) to Prof. Tolley and colleagues Prof. Bezzo (UVA), Prof. Mehta (UCLA), and Prof. Onal (WPI) for their paper on Robot Makers:
    Bezzo, N., Mehta, A., Onal, C., Tolley, M., "Robot Makers: The Future of Digital Rapid Design and Fabrication of Robots," in Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE , 22:4, pp. 27-36, Dec. 2015.
    Posted May 19, 2016, 4:02 PM by Michael Tolley
  • Adriane, Yuka, Adrienne win Pop-up Design Challenge!
    Congratulations to team JellyMiu, consisting of lab members Adriane Minori, Yuka Okina, and Adrienne Chang who have won the inaugural Wyss Institute Pop-up Design Challenge!

    Posted Jan 26, 2016, 4:08 PM by Michael Tolley
  • Alejandra to present at 2015 SACNAS National Conference in D.C.!
    Congratulations to Alejandra Martinez who has won an award from the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) to present her summer research results at the SACNAS National Conference in October in Washington, D.C.!
    Posted Sep 3, 2015, 4:32 PM by Michael Tolley
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