Byoungkwon An  ( Kwon An )

E-mail: dran at

Publications [Google Scholar]
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19. Complex wireframe DNA nanostructures from simple building blocks
Wen Wang, Silian Chen, Byoungkwon An, Kai Huang, Tanxi Bai, Mengyuan Xu, Gaëtan Bellot, Yonggang Ke, Ye Xiang, Bryan Wei
Nature Communications, 10:1067, 2019, [pdf] [bib]

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18. An End-to-End Approach to Self-Folding Origami Structures
Byoungkwon An, Shuhei Miyashita, Aaron Ong, Michael T. Tolley, Martin L. Demaine, Erik D. Demaine, Robert J. Wood, Daniela Rus
IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO), [pdf] [video 1] [video 2] [bib]

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17. Thermorph: Democratizing 4D Printing of Self-Folding Materials and Interfaces
Byoungkwon An*, Ye Tao*, Jianzhe Gu, Tingyu Cheng, Xiang 'Anthony' Chen, Xiaoxiao Zhang, Wei Zhao, Youngwook Do, Shigeo Takahashi, Hsiang-Yun Wu, Teng Zhang and Lining Yao,
(* indicates equal contribution)
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Montreal QC, Canada, 2018, [pdf] [video (30 sec)] [video (3 min)] [DOI] [bib]

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16. Printed Paper Actuator: A Low-cost Reversible Actuation and Sensing Method for Shape Changing Interfaces
Guanyun Wang*, Tingyu Cheng*, Youngwook Do, Humphrey Yang, Ye Tao, Jianzhe Gu, Byoungkwon An and Lining Yao
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Montreal QC, Canada, 2018, [pdf] [video (30 sec)] [video (3 min)] [DOI] [bib]

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15. 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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14. Single-Stranded DNA and RNA Origami
Dongran Han+, Xiaodong Qi+, Cameron Myhrvold, Bei Wang, Mingjie Dai,
Shuoxing Jiang, Maxwell Bates, Yan Liu,
Byoungkwon An*, Fei Zhang*, Hao Yan*, Peng Yin*
(* indicates corresponding authors)
Science, Vol. 358, 2017, [pdf] [DOI]

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13. Computational Design and Self-Assembly for Single Stranded DNA Origami
Byoungkwon An, Dongran Han, Maxwell Bates, Wei Zhao, Mingqiu Wang, Malte Tinnus, Michael Zyracki, Merry Shiyu Wang and Peng Yin
Foundations of Nanoscience: Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices (FNANO), 2016, abstract, selected oral presentation

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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. Looking Beyond the Visible Scene
Aditya Khosla*, Byoungkwon An*, 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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9. 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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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