The goal of my research is to create legged robots that exhibit natural and animal-like behaviors. Thus, my research interests are broad ranging to legged locomotion control, computational models of character animation and design optimization for robotics applications.

General Information

Full Name Dongho Kang
Date of Birth 22nd August 1991
Languages English, Korean


  • 2020 -
    PhD in Computer Science
    ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Main advisor. Prof. Dr. Stelian Coros
    • Second advisor. Prof. Dr. Marco Hutter
  • 2016 - 2019
    MSc in Mechanical Engineering
    ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Graduate with distinction
    • Advisor. Prof. Dr. Marco Hutter
  • 2009 - 2016
    BSc in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science
    Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
    • Graduated with honor (Cum Laude)
    • Advisor. Prof. Dr. Marco Hutter

Research Experience

  • 2019 -
    Scientific assistant
    Computational Robotics Lab, ETH Zurich
    • Research topic. bio-inspired quadrupedal robots that perform more natural and animal-like motion.
  • 2017 - 2019
    Master's student
    Robotic Systems Lab, ETH Zurich
    • Research topic. learning-based control for legged robots, physics engine for robotics applications.
  • 2014 - 2016
    Undergraduate research assistant
    Interactive & Networked Robotics Lab, Seoul National University
    • Research topic. state estimation algorithm for multi-robot cooperative systems.

Professional Services

  • Jun 2018 - Dec 2018
    Deep learning intern
    NVIDIA Corp, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Project. Deep learning-based Super-resolution and anti-aliasing methods.