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Department of AI Machinery, Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials, Korea
AI for Mobile Manipulation in Unstructured Environments
A mobile manipulator is a robot system combined with a manipulator on a mobile robot. Since the system has a high degree of freedom and a wide workspace, it can be used for various task in typical human environments. Until now, the system is mainly used for simple tasks, and in order to be used in unstructured environment, it should be able to handle the manipulation of various objects and navigation in narrow passages. In this presentation, I will show how these problems are addressed with AI for the mobile manipulation.
Jeong-Jung Kim received the B.S degree in Electronics and Information Engineering from Chonbuk National University in 2006, and the M.S. degree in Robotics and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2008 and 2015, respectively. From 2015 to 2017, he was a post-doctoral researcher at Robotics and Media Institute in Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). He is currently a senior researcher at Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM). His research interests include AI for manipulation and navigation in robotics.
Fren Inc. Chief Design Officer
We design healing environments by bringing purposeful stories to life.
We identify ways to personalize experiences and optimize services by transforming our understanding into creative storytelling environments. We also utilize co-creation to develop guided storytelling through user experience and designed touchpoints. The outcome presents a healing environment that incorporates educational and therapeutic activities designed to engage and support inpatient care with extraordinary experiences. Our process behind a project combines service and business design capabilities. In addition to the usual customer research, we make an effort at an early stage of the project, to understand the business as well as the organization to create boundaries for the project. The deliverables are designed to serve the customers and users, the business, and the organization.
Inwon Jong is a Savannah, Georgia-based designer having affinities with design and technology. His work relies on the bridge between the areas of digital aesthetics and user experiences which explore the expressive use of a computational method. Inwon has served as an accomplished product designer in the field of Information Technology since 2005. Over 10 years of his design career was spent with Samsung Electronics, which had a clear and direct impact on the interaction software utilized by mobile phones and worked with a diverse range of co-workers across multiple mobile platforms. He is currently a Chief Design Officer at Frendesign where he focuses on designing and developing programs that yield digital artifacts and environments for therapeutic installations that directly improve children’s patient experiences.
Min Jun Kim
Southern Methodist University, USA
Magnetically Actuated Modular Robots for Self-Assembling and Additive Manufacturing
Magnetically actuated modular robots can be controlled remotely by external magnetic fields, making them promising candidates for biomedical and engineering applications. This talk will introduce an innovative reconfigurable modular robotic system which controls miniature components that can be actively assembled and disassembled on command. This type of system could potentially improve the robustness and control-lability of small-scale additive manufacturing. The base components are miniature cu-bes that contain permanent magnets. They are actuated using an external magnetic field generated via a three axis Helmholtz coil system. The cubes can achieve different motion patterns such as such as pivot walking, tapping, and tumbling. Our project in-volves designing and fabricating scalable modular subunits using 3D printing. A set of design rules for the cubes has been defined. Algorithms to control the magnetic subu-nits have been studied. The issues addressed by this talk are at the interface of small-scale robotics, control theory, materials science, and bioengineering, and hold exciting prospects for fundamental research with the potential for diverse applications.
Dr. MinJun Kim is presently the Robert C. Womack Endowed Chair Professor of En-gineering at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Southern Methodist Universi-ty. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Yonsei University in Korea and Texas A&M University, respectively. Dr. Kim completed his Ph.D. degree in Engineering at Brown University, where he held the prestigious Si-mon Ostrach Fellowship. Following his graduate studies, Dr. Kim was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Rowland Institute in Harvard University. He joined Drexel University in 2006 as Assistant Professor and was later promoted to Professor of Me-chanical Engineering and Mechanics. Dr. Kim has been exploring biologically inspired sensing and actuation to develop new types of nano/micro robotics. His notable awards include the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2008), Drexel Ca-reer Development Award (2008), Human Frontier Science Program Young Investiga-tor Award (2009), Army Research Office Young Investigator Award (2010), Alexan-der von Humboldt Fellowship (2011), KOFST Brain Pool Fellowship (2013 & 2015), Bionic Engineering Outstanding Contribution Award (2013), Louis & Bessie Stein Fellowship (2008 & 2014), ISBE Fellow (2014), ASME Fellow (2014), Top10 UNESCO-Netexplo Award (2016), KSEA & KOFST Engineer of the Year Award (2016), IEEE Senior Member (2017), Sam Taylor Fellowship (2018), Gerald J. Ford Research Fellowship (2018), and Protégé of the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (2019).