Academic Seminar | Toward safe physical human interactions: Wearable sensing and soft sensing technologies
Topic: Toward safe physical human interactions: Wearable sensing and soft sensing technologies
Time & Date: 16:00-17:00, Sep 14, Friday
Venue: Room 208, Chengdao Building
Speaker: Professor Jung Kim, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST
Inspired by imminent an aging society and new chapter of 4th industrial revolution, physical human robot interactions(pHRI) has been an important research area for everyday life environments. These pHRI robots will be designed to share the unstructured space with humans in many applications such as medical robotics, manipulation or industrial collaborative robots. In this talk, we are going to discuss for pHRI technologies for disabled or elderly people. As examples, we will present about upper limb assistant devices based on hybrid motion intention extraction algorithms and ankle foot orthosis designs, which are designed to provide additional muscle forces/torques to the user, based on motion intention extraction technologies from biosignals such as electromyography and ground reaction forces. Additionally, I am going to discuss the current state of the art in soft sensing for safe pHRI.
Professor Jung Kim has been working as a professor in the mechanical engineering department of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) since 2004 and he is leading the biorobotcs laboratory. He graduated B.S. and M.S. from KAIST in 1991 and 1993 respectively. In 2004, he obtained his Ph.D. in haptics and medical robots from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. His research interests include robot perception, medical robots, haptics, bio-signal-based human robot augmentation system, physical human-robot interaction (pHRI) system, soft robot, wearable robot and daily life assistant robot device.