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

  • IEEE Spectrum Story on IROS 2016 Self-Folding Swarm Paper
    http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/harvard-self-folding-origami-robots
    Posted Oct 26, 2016, 2:26 PM by Michael Tolley
  • 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
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