Reconfigurable Robotics Laboratory (RRL)
Phone: +41 21 693 59 48
Prof. Jamie Paik is Director of Reconfigurable Robotics Laboratory (RRL) of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). The RRL leverages expertise in multi-material fabrication and smart material actuation for novel robot designs. She received her PhD in Seoul National University on designing humanoid arm and a hand. At Institut des Systems Intelligents et de Robotic (ISIR) in Universitat Pierre Marie Curie, Paris VI, she developed laparoscopic tools that are internationally patented. At Harvard University’s Microrobotics Laboratory, she started developing unconventional robots that push the physical limits of material and mechanisms. Her latest research effort is in soft robotics including self-morphing Robogami (robotic origami) that transforms its planar shape to 2D or 3D by folding in predefined patterns and sequences, just like the paper art, origami, which can be used in wearable robotics.