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Christian Ott currently is Full Professor for Robotics at Technische Universität Wien in Vienna, Austria. He received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Mechatronics from the University of Linz, Austria, in 2001 and the Dr.-Ing. degree from Saarland University, Germany, in 2005. From 2007 to 2009, he was working as a Project Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechano-Informatics, University of Tokyo, Japan. After that he has been a team leader at DLR and led a Helmholtz Young Investigators Group for “Dynamic Control of Legged Humanoid Robots” at DLR and Technical University of Munich (TUM). From 2014 to 2022 he was head of the department for “Analysis and Control of Advanced Robotic Systems” in the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). He has served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and currently is Co-Editor-in-Chief for IFAC Mechatronics. He has been involved in several international conferences and was one of the General Chairs of Humanoids 2020. In 2018 he received an ERC consolidator grant on energy efficient locomotion for elastic robots. His current research interests include nonlinear robot control, elastic robots, whole-body control, impedance control, and control of humanoid robots.
There is no doubt that robotic devices are effective in orthopedic rehabilitation since it reduces human resources and enables more intensive and longer exercises. Regarding the neuro-rehabilitation which aims at recovery of musculoskeletal control after the injury in the nervous system, recent studies tell us rehabilitation robots are not necessarily superior to the conventional physical therapy.
The key mechanism of neuro-rehabilitation might be represented by neuro-plasticity which has been the main interest in neurology. This presentation will discuss what would be the best use of robotics technology for promoting neuro-plasticity and introduce the recent research progress in the KAIST RENEW (Rehabilitation Engineering for Neurological disorders Worldwide) project.
Hyung-Soon Park received BS (94), MS(96), and Ph.D(04). degree in mechanical engineering all from KAIST, Daejeon, Korea.
His major was telerobotic control in the field of mechanical engineering. He has been applying robotics and control technology for enhancing rehabilitation medicine since he got his PhD.
He was a research scientist at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago from 2004 to 2009. From 2009 to 2013, he was a staff scientist with Rehabilitation Medicine Department at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. He joined KAIST in 2013 and he is now a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea. He is directing research centers for future healthcare systems including KAIST global singularity project: RENEW (Rehabilitation Engineering for Neurological disorders Worldwide) and KAIST-CERAGEM center for future healthcare technology. His current research interest focuses mainly on optimizing robotics application for promoting brain plasticity in neuro-rehabilitation.
Prof. Kensuke Harada received Ph.D. from Graduate School of Mechanical Engineering, Kyoto University in 1997. In 1997-2002, he worked as a research Associate at Department of Engineering, Hiroshima University. In 2002-2016, he worked at Intelligent Systems Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). Since 2016, he has been a professor at the Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University. He is also the director, Daifuku Logistics Automation Tech Collaborate Research Institute of Osaka University, Cross Appointment Fellow of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), CPO of Wing Robotics Corp. He is fellow of JSME (Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers) and Senior Member of IEEE. His research interest includes motion planning, machine learning, human motion analysis, motion control robotic hands/gripper in robotic manipulation research.
Dr. Jinah Jang received her PhD at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in Korea, and trained as postdoctoral fellow in POSTECH and Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at University of Washington. She has joined the POSTECH in 2017 and now an Associate Professor in the Convergence IT Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and School of Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Bioengineering. She has published more than 95 peer-reviewed articles in prestigious journals in the are of bioprinting and tissue engineering. Her h-index and citations are 40 and more than 6858, respectively (by Google Scholar). She currently serves as the Associate Editor of Bio-Design and Manufacturing and as a board of directors for International Society for Biofabrication. She also has received numerous awards including the SME 2022 Sandra L. Bouckley Outstanding Young Engineer Award (2022), and Korea Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society (2021). Her research interest lies in engineering the functional human tissues using high-performance stem cells and printable biomaterials-based 3D bioprinting technology.
Sang-Youn Kim received the BS degree from Korea University, Korea, in 1994, and the MS and PhD degrees at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), in 1996 and 2004, respectively. From 2004 to 2005, he was a researcher in the Human Welfare Robot System Research Center. In 2005, he was a research staff at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology. He is a professor of computer science and engineering at Korea University of Technology and Education and also a director of the Advanced Technology Research Center. His current research interests include human-robot interaction, virtual reality, and haptics. He received Best Demo Award at IEEE world haptic conference 2013. He also received commendations from the Minister of Knowledge and Economy 2013, the Minister of Education 2018, and the Minister of Science and Technology 2022.
Min-hwan Oh is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Data Science at Seoul National University. He received a B.A. in Mathematics-Statistics with honors and received a Ph.D. in Operations Research with Data Science specialization at Columbia University, where he was advised by Prof. Garud Iyengar and co-advised by Prof. Assaf Zeevi. His doctoral thesis was recognized as a finalist for the George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award at INFORMS in 2020. His primary research interests are in sequential decision-making under uncertainty, reinforcement learning, bandit algorithms, statistical machine learning, and their applications.
Associate Professor Guy Williams is the Academic Lead of the Autonomous Maritime Systems Laboratory at the University of Tasmania. Guy trained in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1995. He then spent several years focusing on software development and worked in the fledgling internet industry for Compuserve Pacific from 1996-1997. A love of mountaineering led him to change life directions and move to Tasmania to pursue glaciology, gaining his PhD from the University of Tasmania in 2004 on the topic of Antarctic ocean/sea-ice/ice shelf interactions. Guy spent the next 15 years developing and deploying new methodologies of unmanned aerial systems, underwater vehicles and instrumented seals in the Antarctic, the Arctic and the Sea of Okhotsk, spending over 2 years at sea on international research expeditions. Today he leads a University AUV facility which works across research, industry and defence, whilst also acting as a Consulting Director to commercial aerial inspection and survey company and an AUV Training Consultant to the Australian Defence Force through the Australian Maritime College
Toshio Fukuda is Professor Emeritus of Nagoya University and Professor of Meijo University and Waseda University. He is mainly engaging in the research fields of intelligent robotic system, micro and nano robotics, bio-robotic system and industry applications in robotics and automation. He was the President of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (1998-1999), and IEEE President (2020). He was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ASME Trans. Mechatronics (2000-2002). He was chairs of many conferences, such as the Founding General Chair of IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS, 1988), IEEE Conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems (CBS, 2017), IEEE Conference on Intelligence and Safety of Robots (ISR, 2018). He has received many awards such as IEEE Robotics and Automation Pioneer Award (2004), IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Field Award (2010). IEEE Fellow (1995). SICE Fellow (1995). JSME Fellow (2002), RSJ Fellow (2004), VRSJ Fellow (2011).
In this session, I will present the following stuff.
– Summary of my Ph.D. research and its perspective
– My vision at KENTECH
– Social contributions
Seokju Lee received the B.S degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in 2013, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Robotics from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2015 and 2021, respectively. He is currently an assistant professor at Korea Institute of Energy Technology (KENTECH). His research interests include computer vision and AI for autonomous driving.
About Dr. Myunghee Kim: Dr. Kim is as an assistant professor at UIC Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Her primary research focus is the development of assistive robotic devices for improving mobility and quality of life through integrative approaches of numerical dynamic models, machine learning techniques, experimental testbeds, and controlled human-subject experiments. She received her M.S. degrees from Korea Advanced Institute of Science (KAIST) and Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a Ph.D. degree from Carnegie Mellon University and held a post-doctoral appointment at Harvard University. She was a control engineer at Samsung. She received Best Paper Award in the Medical Devices category at International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2015. Recently, her group work on a data-driven model estimation method resulted in the Best Poster Award at the US-Korea Conference (UKC) 2019. Her research and education have received funding from a federal source (National Science Foundation (NSF) with National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)), a defense agency (Army Research Lab), an internal fund for global collaboration (UIC-TEC), a research institute (Korea Institute of Robotics & Technology Convergence), a consortium of companies (Office Ergonomics Research Committee), and private company (LIG Nex1).