May 5th, 13
Seongyong Koo, a Ph.D student, will be presenting his work titled “GMM-based 3D Object Representation and Robust Tracking in Unconstructed Dynamic Environments” at IEEE ICRA 2013.
See more information on http://robot.kaist.ac.kr/paper/view.php?n=363.
May 2nd, 13
There will be the second TUM-KAIST workshop at CoTeSys CCRL 2, Karlstrasse 45, Munich, Germany on May 3, 2013.
Jong-Gwan Lim, Seung-Chan Kim, Seong-Yong Koo, Byung-Kil Han, Chan-Soon Lim will be presenting their work.
Apr 25th, 13
Seung-Chan Kim and Byung-Kil Han will be presenting their work titled “Feeling the Unseen: Physical Interaction with Depth-embedded Images” at ACM CHI 2013.
More information available at http://robot.kaist.ac.kr/paper/view.php?n=367.
Apr 10th, 13
IEEE WHC 2013 will be held at Daejeon Convention Center (DCC) during April 14 ~ 18, 2013.
The IEEE WHC 2013 will offer opportunities to share the most up-to-date scientific discoveries and innovative products. The ultimate objective is to advance our field of haptics through networking among academia, industry, and affiliated specialists; and to build mutual understanding among colleagues from all over the world.
For more information, visit http://www.haptics2013.org/
Mar 24th, 13
We had bike trip to Bburi-park in Daejeon.
See more photos here : http://robot.kaist.ac.kr/photo/?p=162
Feb 27th, 13
Hyun-Young Lee, Chan-Soon Lim, and Seri Sun joined TCL as MS students from this semester !
Welcome to TCL ! Nice to have you with us !
Feb 22nd, 13
MS students Seung-Geon Moon, Kyung-Su Chun, and Semin Ryu graduated from TCL.
Congratulations on your graduation !
Dec 3rd, 12
Dr. Seong-Young Ko (Assistant Professor, Chonnam National University) will be presenting a talk titled “Bio-Inspired Flexible Needle for Percutaneous Intervention and Single-Port Neurosurgical Robotic Platform” on 5 th December 2012.
- Date : 5 th (WED) December 2012, 8:30pm-10:00pm
- Place: Department of Mechanical Engineering C1 Seminar Rm(#1121)
Abstract: Minimally invasive surgery for the diagnosis and treatment of variety medical pathologies has become important choice in many clinical applications. In this presentation, two researches in medical robotics will be mainly explained. The first topic is development and control of a bio-inspired flexible needle for a neurosurgical percutaneous intervention, which is being developed in the Mechatronics-in-Medicine Laboratory at Imperial College London, UK, where the speaker worked as a research associate. Inspired by the ovipositor of certain insects, the flexible needle was designed so that it consists of multiple segments that are able to slide with respect to each other. The flexible probe can follow an arbitrary smooth trajectory using its unique motion mechanism, so-called a programmable bevel. It was shown that the needle can follow a predefined path in the soft tissue with high accuracy. The another topic of the presentation is a single-port neurosurgical robotic platform, which is being developed in the Robotic Research Initiative at Chonnam National University, Korea, where the speaker works now. In order to minimize an opening for a neurosurgical procedure, surgical instruments are designed to be integrated into a 20mm outer diameter cannula. Through this single port, two highly articulated robotic arms and one stereo endoscope are integrated. It was shown that it provides a sufficient workspace and a dexterous motion to perform the surgical removal procedure of brain tumor. In addition, other research experiences such as an intravascular microrobotic system and a robotic couch for a heavy ion therapy will be outlined briefly.
Nov 13th, 12
Dr. Terry Fong from Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA has visited TCL on Nov. 13, 2012.
Sep 25th, 12
Medical group of TCL was featured by KAIST webzine.
Sep 15th, 12
Juhwan Seo, Seri Sun, Prof. Eun-Sook Jee and Prof. Dong-Soo Kwon had attended IEEE RoMan 2012 (21st IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication).
Jul 10th, 12
We had wonderful time at Yeosu, thanks to the sea wind.
More pictures are available at : http://robot.kaist.ac.kr/photo/?p=1
May 1st, 12
Prof. Ian Oakley will be giving a talk about “Embodied Interaction”
Date : 3th (THU) May 2012, 1:30pm-3:30pm
Place: Department of Mechanical Engineering
C1 Seminar Rm(#1121)
Speaker : Dr. Ian Oakley (Assistant Professor, University of Madeira)
Abstract: Embodied cognition, an emerging perspective on the human mind, argues that thought is not an abstract process confined to the brain, but rather a leaky one that spreads out to incorporate the body and environment in order to optimally solve problems. Through a series of illustrative examples, this talk will highlight how the theories of embodied cognition can influence the design of a broad range of interactive systems. Ultimately, it argues that visions of the mind fundamentally shape the design of interactive systems and promotes the embodied viewpoint as the best candidate to support the design of the next generation of richly expressive physical and sensory interfaces.
Bio: Ian Oakley is a founding member of the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, an assistant professor at the University of Madeira and an adjunct assistant professor at the HCI Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds a BSc (Joint Honours First Class) in Computing Science and Psychology and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Glasgow, UK. His work experience includes 3 years of post-doctoral experience with MIT MediaLab Europe in Dublin, Ireland and 2 years experience at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology and the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute in South Korea. His research focuses on the design, development and evaluation of multi-modal interfaces and he has published on this topic in both leading conferences (such as ACM CHI) and journals (such as the IJHCS). Finally, he is, although he no longer sounds like it, Scots.
Host: Prof. Dong-Soo Kwon(Tel. 3042, email@example.com)
Apr 18th, 12
An alumni, Seung-Hwan Mun, who is working at Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., got a “Jang Young Shil Award” for inventing a automation system.
This award was given in the name of the Minister of Science and Technology of Korea.
Apr 18th, 12
A company, Fastech(http://www.fastech.co.kr/), established by an alumni, Jin-Il Song, achieved the 1 million USD export during 2010.
Apr 15th, 12
Two students will be presenting their work at EuroHaptics 2012.
- Dongbum Pyo
: Development of an Impact-Resonant Actuator for Mobile Devices
- Semin Ryu
: A Novel Miniature Kinaesthetic Actuator based on Magnetorheological Fluids
Mar 18th, 12
From smart Devices to smart Factories
-the beginning of the 4th industrial revolution-
by Dr. Detlef Zuehlke
Professor for Production Automation Univ. of Kaiserslautern
and Director Innovative Factory Systems Deptm. IFS
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI
67663 Kaiserslautern Germany firstname.lastname@example.org / www.smartfactory.eu
Our daily life depends more and more on the advantages of information and communication technologies. Information and communication is available anywhere, anytime with any content for any user using any device and any access. No doubt, we are entering the era of ubiquitous computing where computers are becoming smaller, more powerful, invisible and permanently networked. But in our factories the old traditions are still hold: a lot of paperwork, many cables and traditional interaction devices. But as modern ICT technologies are penetrating our homes and lives they will penetrate our factories in future as well. In 2004, a group of German companies and researchers met to discuss the impact of these technologies on future factories. As a result the idea of the smart factory was conceived and made reality. The factory built in 2006 is based on a real production setting in a downsized but representative factory environment. Such a large-scale, real-life production process is the perfect testbed for new methods, concepts and technologies in and for the industrial field.
This presentation will address the changes and challenges we are facing in our future factories and will deduce the technologies and design paradigms from the gathered experiences.
Time : 3. 23.2012 (Fri.), 02:00 pm
Location : E2-2, 1F, 1120
(Refer to this site : http://ie.kaist.ac.kr/isyse_eng/dep_contact/dep_contact.html)
Feb 19th, 12
Byung-Kil Han and Seung-Chan Kim will be presenting their works in Haptic Symposium 2012.
- Physical mobile interaction with kinesthetic feedback
Byung-Kil Han, Seung-Chan Kim, Soo-Chul Lim, Dongbum Pyo, Dong-Soo Kwon
- Authoring High Resolution Haptic Feedback on Touchpads
Seung-Chan Kim, Ali Israr, Ivan Poupyrev
Feb 6th, 12
Ju-Hwan Seo, Jei-Han Lee, and Yongho Jo joined TCL as MS students from Spring 2012.
Welcome to TCL !