CHONG, Nakyoung Professor
School of Information Science,Intelligent Robotics Area
◆Degrees
B.S. from Hanyang University(1987), M.S. from Hanyang University(1989), Ph.D. from Hanyang University(1994)
◆Professional Experience
: Senior Researcher, Daewoo Heavy Industries Ltd. (1994-1998); Visiting Scholar, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, AIST-MITI (1995-1996); Research Associate, KIST (1998); Senior Researcher, Hanyang University (1998-2005)
: Researcher, NEDO (1998-2000); Researcher, MSTC (2000); STA Fellow (2001-2003); Senior Researcher (jointly appointed), Intelligent Systems Institute, AIST (2003-2007)
: Visiting Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology(2008-2009), Carnegie Mellon University Visiting Professor(2015-2018)
◆Specialties
Human-Friendly Robots, Teleoperation, Intelligent Mechanical Systems, Knowledge Networking Robot Control
◆Research Keywords
Intelligent Robots
◆Research Interests
Knowledge Networking Robot Control
Programming robots has proven to be difficult, particularly if the robots are deployed in complex, unstructured environments. We approach the problem of programming robots from the point of view of task-oriented integration of distributed knowledge. This topic explores innovative ways to allow for the realistic deployment of current robot systems without detailed knowledge of robot programming, especially into our everyday environments.
Network-Based Robotics
We perform experimental explorations in network-based control of robots over a distance. A teleoperation testbed is constructed for implementing enhanced user interfaces and improving task performances. Augmented reality display will overlay computer generated graphics onto the video feedback. The display adds sounds, haptics, smells, and temperatures to live video so as to make teleoperation control easier for the user.
Humanoids
The recent rapid evolution of humanoid robots allows for the implementation of robotic servants or personal robots in our environments. Our work includes design and control of fault-tolerant humanoid robots to ensure the safety of both robots and humans and appropriate modification of our environments to facilitate the efficient and effective use of robots.
Human-Robot Interaction
We develop collaborative robots that interact naturally with humans through a variety of communication links. Our attention focuses primarily on developing the perceptual and intellectual abilities of robots for effective human interaction.

■Publications

◆Published Papers
Efficient Robotic Grasp Learning by Demonstration
Ziyan Gao, Nak Young Chong
Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, 87-99, 2020/01/01
Efficient Image Registration for Underwater Optical Mapping Using Geometric Invariants
Elibol Armagan, Chong Nak Young
JOURNAL OF MARINE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, 7, 6, -, 2019/06
Mismatched image identification using histogram of loop closure error for feature-based optical mapping.
Array,Nak Young Chong,Hyunjung Shim,Jinwhan Kim,Nuno Gracias,Rafael García
IJIRA, 3, 2, 196-206, 2019/06
A unified framework for operational range estimation of mobile robots operating on a single discharge to avoid complete immobilization
Tiwari Kshitij, Xiao Xuesu, Malik Ashish, Chong Nak Young
MECHATRONICS, 57, 173-187, 2019/02
Collaborative Development Within a Social Robotic, Multi-Disciplinary Effort: The CARESSES Case Study
Roberto Menicatti, Carmine T. Recchiuto, Barbara Bruno, Renato Zaccaria, Ali Abdul Khaliq, Uwe Kockemann, Federico Pecora, Alessandro Saffiotti, Ha Duong Bui, Nak Young Chong, Yuto Lim, Van Cu Pham, Nguyen Tan Viet Tuyen, Nicholas Melo, Jaeryoung Lee, Maxime Busy, Edouard Lagrue, Jeannmarc Montanier, Amit Kumar Pandey, Antonio Sgorbissa
Proceedings of IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts, ARSO, 2018-September, 117-124, 2019/01/24
◆Misc
Adaptive self-configuration of robot swarms and its convergence degree
SHINNOH Atsushi, LEE Geunho, CHONG NakYoung
Transactions of the JSME (in Japanese), 83, 846, 16-00448-16-00448, 2017
Novel Extrapolating Methods Using Exponential Function in Formation Control of Swarm Robots
SHINNOH Atsushi, CHONG NakYoung, LEE Geunho
Transactions of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, 52, 1, 28-36, 2016
Geometric model based directional sensing of electromagnetic waves and prototype implementation
TATARA Kazutaka, LEE Geunho, CHONG Nak Young
Transactions of the JSME (in Japanese), 81, 829, 15-00109-15-00109, 2015
Decentralized Flocking Strategy for a Swarm of Robots Adapting to an Unknown Environment
HANADA Yosuke, LEE Geunho, CHONG Nak Young
計測自動制御学会論文集, 44, 1, 96-105, 2008/01/31
◆Books
Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems
Nak Young Chong, Young-Jo Cho, Springer, 2015
Special Section on 2012 CASE of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Enginering
Nak Young Chong, Editor, IEEE, 2013
Networking Humans, Robots, and Environments
Nak Young Chong, Bentham Science, 2013
Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence in Robotics: Sensing, Representation, and Action, Part II, Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics
Fulvio Mastrogiovanni, Nak Young Chong, Editor, Springer, 2013
Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence in Robotics: Sensing, Representation, and Action (I), Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics
Fulvio Mastrogiovanni, Nak Young Chong, Editor, Springer, 2012
◆Conference Activities & Talks
Culture-Aware Elderly Care Robots in a Smart ICT Environment
Nak Young Chong
5th International Conference on Computational Science and Technology , Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 2018/08/29
Culture-Aware Elderly Care Robots in a Smart ICT Environment
Nak Young Chong
Invited Seminar at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 2018/04/17
Culture-Aware Elderly Care Robots in a Smart ICT Environment
Nak Young Chong
Korean Society of Medical Informatics Fall Conference, Seoul National University Hospital, Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, 2017/11/16
Culture-Aware Elderly Care Robots in a Smart ICT Environment
Nak Young Chong
International Care Robot Symposium 2017, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 2017/11/15
Culture Aware Robots and Environmental Sensor Systems for Elderly Support
Nak Young Chong
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation Webinar 104 Paving the Way to Culturally Competent Robots: The CARESSES Project, Brussels, Belgium, 2017/10/10

■Teaching Experience

Discrete Signal Processing(E), Robotics(E)

■Contributions to  Society

◆Academic Society Affiliations
IEEE, Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers, Institute of Control, Robotics, and Systems, The Robotics Society of Japan, Korea Robotics Society, The Society of Instument and Control Engineers, International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
◆Academic Contribution
International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence , School of Information Science, Professor, Nak Young Chong , 2017/06/28 - 2017/07/01 , Jeju, Korea
The 2013 AGI Cognitive Robotics Special Session Cognitive Robotics: Joint Perception, Representation, Action andLearning , 2013/08/02 , Beijing, China
Ministry of Knowledge Economy Robotics-Specialized Education Consortium International Summer Workshop , 2013/01/10 - 2013/01/12

■Academic  Awards

・ THE CAMBRIDGE CERTIFICATE for Outstanding Engineering Achievement , The International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England , 2012/09/21
・ International Engineer of the Year 2012 , The International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England , 2012/06/22
・ Best Paper Award , 7th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence , 2010/11/26