The main features of HyKim's design are:
- HyKim's ability to move both as a biped and quadruped robot.
- HyKim can move laterally about the base of it's spine, allowing for realistic bipedal and Quadrupedal movements.
- HyKim can rotate about the shoulders, unlike other quadrupedal robots (e.g. Sony Aibo).
- HyKim's body is currently made from ABS plastic, and
- HyKim's front feet have an ingenious non-motorised design.