Ayoung Hong


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Ayoung Hong

Position: Guest Scientist  Unit: Alumni Bülthoff

I was born in 1987 in Daegu, South Korea.

I studied mechanical engineering in KAIST, South Korea.

Currently, I start an internship in Human Robot Interaction group of MPI (Human Perception, Cognition and Action, Prof.Dr.Bülthoff) from January 2012.

1. Psychophysical study on the multi-modal feedback in multi-robot teleoperation

I'm interested in psychophysical study on the multi-modal feedback in multi-robot teleoperations. Within outdoor envirionments, it's hard to get a global information of multi-robots. However, based on the bearing-only formation control scheme[1], the inter-robot relative bearings are achievable. And an on-board camera on each of multi-robots only offers a local view. Therefore, by combining local views and global informations from [1], it may help human operator's ability to perceive remote environments.


2. Experiments for teleoperation over imperfect communication

Imperfect communication in teleoperation system is also an interesting research topic for me. The imperfect communication includes time delay, packet loss or switching and so on. Firstly, I plan to do some experiments including packet loss in communication by using the omega device as a haptic device and the KUKA robot as a slave robot. Also, psychophysical experiments of haptic interaction over imperfect communication will be executed. In this experiments, virtual objects will be considered instead of KUKA robot because it's easy to change and implement. The performance limitation of teleoperation under imperfect communications will be discussed based on the experimental results.


1. Antonio Franchi, Carlo Masone, Heinrich H. Bülthoff, Paolo Robuffo Giordano, "Bilateral teleoperation of multiple uavs with decentralized bearing-only formation control", in the Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp.2215-2222, 2011.


Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 2012

Daejeon, Republic of Korea

M.S., Mechanical Engineering

- Thesis : Stabilization of Bilateral Teleoperation System with Packet Loss in Communication

- Advisor : Professor Doo Yong Lee

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 2009

Daejeon, Republic of Korea

B.S., Mechanical Engineering with Magna Cum Laude

Georgia Institute of Technology, Spring 2008

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Exchange Student Program


Project Experiences

Simulation of Colonoscopy and ERCP(Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)

Korea Science and Engineering Foundation,.

High-fidelity Real-time Simulation of Surgical Incision

National Research Foundation of Korea.


Honors and Awards

Samsung Junior Frontier Leader Scholarship

from Samsung Electronics

National Scholarship for Science and Engineering

from Korea Student Aid Foundation

Full scholarship during M.S. at KAIST

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Articles (1):

Hong A, Lee DG, Bülthoff HH and Son HI (March-2017) Multimodal feedback for teleoperation of multiple mobile robots in an outdoor environment Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces 11(1) 67–80.

Conference papers (8):

Hong A, Bülthoff HH and Son HI (May-2013) A visual and force feedback for multi-robot teleoperation in outdoor environments: A preliminary result, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2013), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 1471-1478.
Son HI, Hong A, Bülthoff HH and Lee D (October-2012) Effects of imperfect communication network on haptic teleoperator's performance, 12th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS 2012), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 1772-1777.
Hong A, Cho JH and Lee DY (October-2012) H∞ Control of Bilateral Telesurgical Systems with Communication Constraints, 12th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS 2012), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 1762-1767.
Hong A and Son HI (April-2012) Experimental Design for the Evaluation of a Multimodal Feedback in Multi-Robot Teleoperation, 27th ICROS Annual Conference (ICROS 2012), Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems, Bucheon, South Korea, 355-356.
Hong A, Cho JH and Lee DY (November-2011) Stability Condition for Teleoperation System with Packet Loss, 2011 KSME Annual Fall Conference, 760-761.
Wang H, Hong A, Cho JH and Lee DY (May-2011) Implementation of a teleoperation system to test control of the haptic master of a surgical robot, 26th ICROS Annual Conference (ICROS 2011), Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems, Bucheon, South Korea, 226-227.
Hong A, Cho JH and Lee DY (November-2010) Effects of Packet Losses to Stability in Bilateral Teleoperation Systems, KSME 2010 Fall Annual Meeting, Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, Seoul, South Korea, 1043-1044.
Hong A, Cho JH, Wang H and Lee DY (June-2010) UDP Communication channel design of master-slave robot system, 2010 KSME Conference, 231-232.

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