Jaemi Hubo (KAIST)

Since early 2000, KAIST’s Hubo lab has been developing a complex and sophisticated humanoid robot: Hubo.  Early on, this humanoid distinguished itself by being lighter and cheaper than competing robots such as the ASIMO, HRP-2, and Sarcomann.  Prof. JunHo Oh, who leads the Hubo team, has introduced their robot to presidents, business leaders, and technical conferences around the world.

Jaemi Hubo showing off balancing control

In October of 2008, KAIST completed a version of the Hubo for the PIRE Team.  Named Jaemi Hubo (“American Hubo”), this new design is capable of impressive feats such as running 4 kph, climbing stairs and performing Tai Chi.

For more information about KAIST and Hubo’s development, please visit the Hubo Lab homepage:


For more information on research, as well as a history of events involving Jaemi Hubo, please visit the homepage: