Workshop Title [Workshop 1] AI Guidance and Navigation for Mobile Robots in Crowded Space (Closed Workshop)
Organizers Dr. Dong Yeop Kim, Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI)
Date/Time/Place July 4, 2022 (MON) / 15:20-18:00 / Udo Hall (2F)
Abstracts & Program:
In this session, we will discuss about navigation technology in the urban environment. There are two main theme. First, we have researched about AI navigation technology. ETRI(Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute), SNU(Seoul National University), and NAVER Labs have focused recognition and decision AI for navigation, not only limited in robot systems. Second, we have developed agile mobile robot navigation systems. KETI(Korea Electronics Technology Institute), Korea University, Yonsei University, KAIST(Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), and HYULIM Robot have been inspired by both model-based approaches and AI-based approaches. We have tested our navigation system and technology in accordance with Industrial Convergence Regulatory Sandbox Demonstration Special Case No. 102 of the Korea Government. The test outputs will be discussed in this session. Note that only invited personnel can join in this session.

Workshop Title [Workshop 2] Advancing Research Through Robot Competition
Organizers Prof. Sridhar Ravi – University of New South Wales, Sydney
Donald Sofge – U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D.C.
Tristan Schuler – U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D.C.
Date/Time/Place July 6, 2022 (WED) / 09:00-18:00 / Ora Hall (8F)
Abstracts & Program:
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Time (KST) Speaker Affiliation Presentation Title Format
0915 – 0930 Dr Sridhar Ravi University of New South Wales – Canberra Workshop Introduction Face to Face
0930 – 1000 Prof Christopher Korpela Westpoint Academy Spurring Innovation though Competition – Robotics at West Point Virtual
1000 – 1030 Prof Jacky Baltes National Taiwan Normal University   Virtual
1030 – 1100 Morning Tea Break
1100 – 1130  Mr Donald Sofge Naval Research Laboratory Robotics competitions at NRL Face to Face
1130 – 1200 Prof Baek-Kyu Cho Kookmin University Challenges towards real-world applications of legged robots Face to Face
1200 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1345 Dr Alex Fisher RMIT University Perspectives from hosting and participating in IMAV Competitions Face to Face
1345 – 1415  Mr Hoa Nguyen ONRG Overview of ONRG Face to Face
1415 – 1445 Afternoon Tea Break
1445 – 1515  Prof Hyungpil Moon Sungkyunkwan University Autonomous Drone Racing (ARD) Competitions: Organization and Achievements. Virtual
1515 – 1545  Dr Gabriele Ferri   NATO STO-Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation From SAUC-E to the European Robotics League: supporting robotics through competitions Virtual
1545 – 1600 Mr Adil Farooq University of Cyprus   Virtual
1600 – 1700  Discussion & Wrap     Face to Face/ Virtual

Workshop Title [Workshop 3] Multi-Disciplinary Research of Soft Wearable Robots for Enhanced Usability
Organizers Soft Robotics Research Center (SRRC)
Date/Time/Place July 4, 2022 (MON) / 14:30-18:00 / Mara Hall (2F)
Abstracts & Program:
This workshop will focus on topics related to the development of soft wearable robots by researchers in multi-discipline (e.g. Engineering, Rehabilitation, Design, & Sports)
The time limits for presentations, including the time for Q&A, strictly followed: 25 minutes (15-minute Presentation, 10-minute Q&A)

Time Title Presenter
2:30 – 2:55 Human centered soft wearable robotics research through the NRF Engineering Research Center program Prof. Kyu-Jin Cho
2:55 – 3:20 Enhancing human motor performance with simple and compact garments Prof. Jooeun Ahn
3:20 – 3:45 Wearability in soft wearable robots: A human-centered design (HCD) approach Prof. Juyeon Park
3:45 – 4:10 Pathway to develop soft wearable robot application in user fit perspectives Prof. Bong-Keun Jung
4:10 – 4:30 Break Time
4:30 – 4:55 Soft Wearable Robotics for Rehabilitation, Assistance, and Protection Prof. Yong-Lae Park
4:55 – 5:20 Soft Sensor, Heater, and Actuator Technologies for Robotic Applications Prof. Joonbum Bae
5:20 – 5:45 A Next-Generation Soft Wearable Robots using Pneumatic Artificial Muscles Prof. Dongjoon Shin
Yonsei U
5:45 – 6:10 Toward natural hand actions of disabled people during daily activities Prof. Sungho Jo

※Distinguished expert panels will participate in Q&A sessions

Expert Panel Affiliation

Prof. Myunghee Kim
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Prof. Hyung-Soon Park
KAIST, Korea

Dr. Won-Kyung Song
National Rehabilitation Center, Korea