Byoungkwon An  ( Kwon An )

E-mail: dran at

Publications [Google Scholar]
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13. Computing 3SAT on a Fold-and-Cut Machine
Byoungkwon An, Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, Jason S. Ku, 
Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry (CCCG), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2017, [pdf]

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12. Folding Angle Regulation by Curved Crease Design for Self-Assembling Origami Propellers
Shuhei Miyashita, Isabella DiDio, Ishwarya Ananthabhotla,
Byoungkwon An, Cynthia Sung, Slava Arabagi, Daniela Rus
Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 2015, [pdf]

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11. Pouch Motors: Printable Soft Actuators Integrated with Computational Design
Ryuma Niiyama, Xu Sun, Cynthia Sung, Byoungkwon An, Daniela Rus, Sangbae Kim
Soft Robotics, 2015, [pdf]

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10. An End-to-End Approach to Making Self-Folded 3D Surface Shapes by Uniform Heating
Byoungkwon An, Shuhei Miyashita, Michael T. Tolley, Daniel M. Aukes, Laura Meeker, Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, Robert J. Wood, Daniela Rus
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Hong Kong, China, 2014, [pdf] [video]

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9. An Looking Beyond the Visible Scene
Byoungkwon An*, Aditya Khosla*, Joseph J. Lim*, Antonio Torralba
(* indicates equal contribution)
IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Columbus, Ohio, USA, 2014, [pdf]

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8. Designing and Programming Self-Folding Sheets
Byoungkwon An, Daniela Rus
Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 2014, [pdf] [video]

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7. A Design Environment for the Rapid Specification and Fabrication of Printable Robots
Ankur Mehta, Nicola Bezzo, Byoungkwon An, Peter Gebhard, Vijay Kumar, Insup Lee, Daniela Rus
International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER), Marrakech and Essaouira, Morocco, 2014, [pdf]

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6. Programming and Controlling Self-Folding Robots
Byoungkwon An, Daniela Rus
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, 2012, [pdf]

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5. Planning to Fold Multiple Objects from a Single Self-Folding Sheet
Byoungkwon An, Nadia Benbernou, Erik Demaine, Daniela Rus
Robotica, 29(1): 87-102, 2011, [pdf]

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4. Robotic Origamis: Self-Morphing Modular Robots
Jamie Paik, Byoungkwon An, Daniela Rus, Robert Wood
International Conference on Morphological Computation (ICMC), Venice, Italy, 2011, [pdf]

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3. Programmable Matter by Folding
Elliot Hawkes, Byoungkwon An, Nadia Benbernou, Hiroto Tanaka, Sangbae Kim, Erik Demaine, Daniela Rus, Robert Wood
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 107(28): 12441-12445, 2010, [pdf] [video]

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2. Making Shapes from Modules by Magnification
Byoungkwon An, Daniela Rus, 
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and System (IROS), Taipei, Taiwan, 2010, [pdf] [video]

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1. EM-Cube: Cube-shaped, Self-Reconfigurable Robots Sliding on Structure Surface
Byoungkwon An
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Pasadena, CA, USA, 2008, [pdf] [video1] [video2]


Sticker Controller and Sticker Programming for Smart Sheets (Self-Folding Sheets)
Master of Science, Computer Science, MIT, 2011

Scaling of Dynamic Surface Growth Model on Fractal Dimension
Bachelor of Science, Physics, Soongsil University, 2004

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FET (Field Effect Transistor) Nerve Electronic Chip ,10-0765960, KR Byoungkwon An

Media Coverage (Selected)

MIT Main Page, Bake Your Own Robot, May 30, 2014 [link]

MIT News, Bake Your Own Robot, May 30, 2014 [link]

NBC News, Right Out of the Oven: MIT Scientists Bake Self-Building Origami Robots, May 30, 2014 [link]

Science Daily, New printable robots could self-assemble when heated, May 30, 2014 [link]

R&D Magazine, Bake your own robot, May 30, 2014 [link]

CTV News, MIT designs 'bake-your-own' robots, June 7, 2014 [link]

CNN, Edge of Discovery, Transformers could be a reality!, June 1, 2011

MIT Main Page, Shape-shifting robots, August 4, 2010 [link]

MIT News, Shape-shifting robots, August 4, 2010

MSNBC, 'Programmable matter' may shape future tools, June 28, 2010

Nature News, Origami that folds itself, June 28, 2010

Discovery News, Origami Robot Makes Shapes on Demand, July 7, 2010

CNET, Robotics meet origami in self-folding sheets, June 29, 2010

Scientific American, Shifty Science: Programmable Matter Takes Shape with Self-Folding Origami Sheets, June 28, 2010

Popular Science, Video: "Smart Sheets" Can Self-Assemble Into Airplanes, Boats, June 28, 2010, Shape-shifting sheets automatically fold into multiple shapes, June 28, 2010

Harvard Gazette, Shape-shifting sheets automatically fold into multiple shapes, June 28, 2010