Myunghee Kim

     Postdoctoral fellow
   
 Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
   
 Email: myunghek@andrew.cmu.edu
   
 CV

 

Recent Projects

Aim: developing controllers for robotic ankle-foot prostheses to reduce balance-related effort during walking

 

Three-dimensional dynamic simulation

 

 

Once per step ankle push-off work control is an effective method to improve balance

 

Ankle-foot prosthesis development

 

Ankle-foot prosthesis emulator with plantarflexion and inversion/eversion

 

 

 

 

Human subject experiment – Push-off work study

 

Once per step ankle push-off work control reduces balance-related effort during walking

 

Human subject experiment – Ankle iversion/eversion study

 

Inversion-eversion control affect amputee’s balance during walking

 

 

Education

 

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering, 2011 - Current

·       Advisor: Dr. Steven H. Collins

 

EBS-MS (Distance Learning)

Master of Business Administration, 2006-2007

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2006

·       Thesis: A design for a self-assembling robot arm in a system

·       Advisor: Dr. Rodney A. Brooks

 

Korea Advanced Institute of Science And Technology (KAIST)

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2004

·       Thesis: Development of Rollover Criteria Based on Simple Physical Models of a Rollover Event

·       Advisor: Dr. Junho Oh

 

Hanyang University

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2002, #1 rank in College of Engineering

 

 

Professional Experience

 

Samsung Electronics, 2008 – Present

Senior Researcher

·       Researched whole body motion planning and control

·       Developed primitive based grasp and re-grasp planning algorithm.

 

Woongjin Coway, Core Technology, 2006 – 2008

Project Manager

·       Coordinated robotic vacuum cleaner project;
reduced costs by 30% and increased performance by over 80% compared to competing products.
The cleaner also incorporated the research result of human factor engineering.

 

 

Publication

 

 

Journal Articles

·        M. Kim and S.H. Collins, Once-per-step control of ankle-foot prosthesis push-off work reduces effort associated with balance during walking, Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 12:43, 2015.

·        M. Kim, J. Oh, J. Lee. and M. Jeon,  Development of Rollover Criteria Based on Simple Physical Model of Rollover Event. International Journal of Automotive Technology, 7(1): 51, 2006.

·        M. Kim and S.H. Collins, Once-per-step control of ankle push-off work improves balance in a three-dimensional simulation of bipedal walking, in review.

·        M. Kim, T.Chen, T.Chen, and S.H. Collins, An ankle-foot prosthesis emulator with control of plantarflexion and inversion‐eversion torque, in review.

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Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

·        S.H. Collins*, M. Kim*, T. Chen, T. An ankle-foot prosthesis emulator with control of plantarflexion and inversion-eversion torque. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 1-6, 2015 (* equal contributor, Best Medical Robotics Paper Award, ICRA 2015)

·        M. Kim, S.H. Collins, Stabilization of a three-dimensional limit cycle walking model through step-to-step ankle control, In Proceedings of International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, 1-6, 2013.

·        M. Kim, J. Weber, and S. Cha, The First Step in a Self-Assembling Process in a System: A Picking-Up a Module Algorithm, In Proceedings of International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, 608-613, 2007.

 

Patents

Granted

·        M. Kim, S. Lim, K. Roh, Y. Shim, Robot and control method thereof, US9014854 B2, filed 2011, issued 2015.

·        M. Kim, K. Roh, Y. Shim, S. Lim, Robot and control method thereof, US9193072 B2, filed 2011,  issued 2015. 

·        M. Kim, K. Roh, S. Lim, B. Lim, G. Xu, Path planning apparatus and method for robot, US9044862 B2, filed 2010, issued 2015.

·        B. Lim, K. Roh, S. Lim, M. Kim, Robot and control method of optimizing robot motion performance thereof, US9037292 B2, filed 2010, issued 2015.

·        M. Kim, K. Roh, S. Lim, B. Lim, G. Xu, Method and apparatus to plan motion path of robot,
US8825209 B2, filed 2010, issued 2014.

·        M. Kim, B. Lim, S. Lim, K. Roh, Path planning apparatus of robot and method and computer readable medium thereof, US8818555 B2, filed 2010, issued 2014.

·        B. Lim, K. Roh, S. Lim, M. Kim, G. Xu, Apparatus and method for stabilizing humanoid robot, US8798793 B2, filed 2010, issued 2014.

·        S. Lim, M. Kim, K. Roh, Y. Shim, B. Lim, Robot and control method thereof, US8768512 B2, filed 2011, issued 2014.

·        M. Kim, K. Roh, Y. Shim, Apparatus for planning path of robot and method thereof, US8924016 B2, filed 2011, issued 2014.

·        M. Kim, S. Lim, K. Roh, Y. Shim, Robot and control method thereof, US8855814 B2, filed 2011, issued 2013.

·        M. Kim, S. Lim, K. Roh, B. Lim, Path planning apparatus of robot and method and computer-readable medium thereof, US 8483874 B2, filed 2010, issued 2013.

 

Applications

·        M. Kim, K. Roh, S. Lim, B. Lim, G. Xu, Method and apparatus to plan motion path of robot, US 20110035087 A1, filed 2010 (cited by 8).

·        B. Lim, K. Roh, S. Lim, M. Kim, G. Xu, Apparatus, method and computer-readable medium controlling whole-body operation of humanoid robot, US 20110040405 A1, filed 2010 (cited by 3).

·        B. Lim, K. Roh, S. Lim, M. Kim, Humanoid robot and control method of controlling joints thereof, US 20110106309 A1, filed 2010.