Structural and Environmental Monitoring using Robotics

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 - 1:00 pm

SME 448

Sponsored By:
Dr. Kenneth Loh

Dr. Hyun Myung


In this talk, the robotics technologies to provide various services in civil environment will be introduced, mainly focusing on structural monitoring, environment monitoring, and autonomous navigation technologies. For Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), vision-based SHM and a wall-climbing drone for SHM will be introduced. For environmental robotics, JEROS (Jellyfish removal robot), oil spill protection robot, green algae removal robot will be introduced. For robot navigation, a lot of researches including wireless and vision-based SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping), and underground localization will be discussed.



Speaker Bio:

Hyun Myung (IEEE SM’15) received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, in 1992, 1994, and 1998, respectively. He was a senior researcher with Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) from 1998 to 2002, CTO and director of digital contents research lab. with Emersys Corp. from 2002 to 2003, and principle researcher with Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. from 2003 to 2008. Since 2008, he is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at KAIST. He is also an adjunct professor in Robotics Program at KAIST. His research interests include structural health monitoring using robotics, robot navigation, SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping), machine learning and artificial intelligence, and swarm robots.


Sponsored by Professor Kenneth Loh. 

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