Biomechatronics and Intelligent Robotics Lab


Hao Su is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the City University of New York, City College and the Director of the Lab of Biomechatronics and Intelligent Robotics (BIRO). He was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Prior to this role, he was a Research Scientist at Philips Research North America where he designed robots for lung and cardiac surgery. He obtained the Ph.D. degree on Surgical Robotics from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Su received the Best Medical Robotics Paper Runner-up Award in the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) and Philips Innovation Transfer Award. He received the Advanced Simulation & Training Award from the Link Foundation and Dr. Richard Schlesinger Award from the American Society for Quality. He holds patents on surgical robotics and socially assistive robots.


His research interests include surgical robotics, wearable robotics and soft robotics. He is passionate about designing and translating robotic systems to clinical products. He has been collaborating with professors and researchers from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt University, NIH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ABB Corporate Research, and Philips Research.


Dr. Su received the B.S. degree from the Harbin Institute of Technology, one of the top three engineering universities in China, and the M.S. degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering under the guidance of Prof. Venkat Krovi from the State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA, and received the Ph.D. degree under the guidance of Prof. Gregory Fischer in mechanical engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA.



April 2018


Our lab won Toyota Mobility Challenge Discover Award out of 96 international teams, congratulations to every team member!


March 2018

Our paper on high torque density actuator was accepted for Dynamic Walking Conference 2018.


February 2018

Our paper on soft exo-sheath for hand rehabilitaiton was accepted for IEEE Conference on Soft Robotics 2018.


October 2016
I am honored to join the Technical Committee on Mechanisms and Design of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) as a Junior Chair.

Septemeber 2016
I was promoted to Associate Editor of the Journal: Frontiers in Robotics and AI

June 2016
Our paper on soft exosuit control was accepted by International Symposium on Wearable Robotics.

March 2016
I was invited to be an Associate Editor for the International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC).