History of HUBO, Korean Humanoid Robot

  • Jung-Woo Heo
  • Jungho Lee
  • In-Ho Lee
  • Jeongsoo Lim
  • Jun-Ho Oh
Living reference work entry


HUBO, a trailblazer in humanoid robots, was developed in the HUBO Laboratory, which is a humanoid robot research center in KAIST, Korea. We developed HUBO that can complete such tasks as walking and running despite limited funds and short research time. Many other robots have also been developed in the HUBO Lab. since the development of the first version of HUBO in 2002. The robots developed are KHR-1, KHR-2, KHR-3 (HUBO), Albert HUBO, FX-1, DRC-HUBO, and DRC-HUBO+. Especially, DRC-HUBO+ is a winning robot in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals 2015. In this chapter, we describe the development of the HUBO series over the last 10 years and explain the core technology used for these robots.


Humanoid robot Robot Bipedal robot Bipedal walking Walking Control ZMP Walking pattern Robot platform Hubo KAIST Hubo lab Hubo2 DRC-Hubo Albert-Hubo FX-1 Giant Robot 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jung-Woo Heo
    • 1
  • Jungho Lee
    • 1
  • In-Ho Lee
    • 2
  • Jeongsoo Lim
    • 1
  • Jun-Ho Oh
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Humanoid ResearchRainbow RoboticsDeajeonSouth Korea
  2. 2.Division of Mechanical EngineeringSchool of Mechanical, Aerospace & Systems Engineering, KAISTDaejeonSouth Korea

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