Hybrid Dynamic Robotics Lab

Directed by Prof. Xiaonan Sean Huang at University of Michigan

At HDR Lab, our mission is to revolutionize the field of soft robotics by creating systems that embody unparalleled mobility and intelligence. We are dedicated to developing robust soft robotic systems capable of swift and efficient locomotion in the most challenging environments. Our vision is to forge the future of soft robotics through the seamless integration of innovative hardware and advanced software. This includes the exploration and utilization of multifunctional soft materials, shape-morphing and stiffness-tunable soft actuators, multimodal soft sensors, as well as the advancement of accurate control, efficient SLAM and learning algorithms running onboard. We are committed to pushing the boundaries of what's possible in robotics, striving for breakthroughs that redefine the interaction between robots, humans, and the environment.