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Wansoo Kim is a Post-Doc. at Human-Robot Interfaces and Physical Interaction (HRI2), IIT, Italy. He received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Hanyang University, Korea in 2008 and Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Hanyang University, Korea in 2015 (Intergrated MS/PhD program). He has developed several exoskeleton systems such as HEXAR-Hanyang Exoskeleton Assistive Robot, and conducted research on the control of the powered exoskeleton robot through the physical human-robot interaction (pHRI) forces. His PhD thesis is entitled “Human Synchronized Gait Control of the HEXAR-CR50 to Augment Lower Body Strength Based on the Human-Robot Interaction Force”. His research interests are in physical human-robot interaction(pHRI), human-robot collaboration, and powered exoskeleton robot. 

Interests

Physical human-robot interaction (pHRI) human-robot collaboration Shared Control Ergonomics exoskeleton robot

Selected Publications

International Journals

  • W. Kim, J. Lee, L. Peternel, N. Tsagarakis, and A. Ajoudani. “Anticipatory Robot Assistance for the Prevention of Human Static Joint Overloading in Human Robot Collaboration”. In: IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 3.1 (Jan. 2018), pp. 68–75. doi: 10.1109/ LRA.2017.2729666.
  • Dong-Hwan Lim, Wan-Soo Kim, Ho-Jun Kim, and Chang-Soo Han. “Development of real-time gait phase detection system for a lower extremity exoskeleton robot”. In: International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing 18.5 (2017), pp. 681–687.
  • Dong Hwan Lim, Wan-Soo Kim, Mian Ashfaq Ali, and Chang Soo Han. “Development of Insole Sensor System and Gait Phase Detection Algorithm for Lower Extremity Exoskeleton”. In: Journal of the Korean Society for Precision Engineering 32.12 (2015), pp. 1065– 1072. 
  • WS Kim, HD Lee, DH Lim, JS Han, KS Shin, and Chang-Soo Han. “Development of a muscle circumference sensor to estimate torque of the human elbow joint”. In: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 208 (2014), pp. 95–103. 
  • Hee-Don Lee, Byeong-Kyu Lee, Wan-Soo Kim, Jung-Soo Han, Kyoo-Sik Shin, and Chang- Soo Han. “Human–robot cooperation control based on a dynamic model of an upper limb exoskeleton for human power amplification”. In: Mechatronics 24.2 (2014), pp. 168– 176. 
  • Heedon Lee, Wansoo Kim, Jungsoo Han, and Changsoo Han. “The technical trend of the exoskeleton robot system for human power assistance”. In: International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing 13.8 (2012), pp. 1491–1497. 
  • Heedon Lee, Byeongkyu Lee, Wansoo Kim, Myeongsoo Gil, Jungsoo Han, and Changsoo Han. “Human-robot cooperative control based on pHRI (Physical Human-Robot Inter- action) of exoskeleton robot for a human upper extremity”. In: International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing 13.6 (2012), pp. 985–992.
  • A Reum Seo, Hye Youn Jang, Wan-Soo Kim, Chang Soo Han, and Jung Soo Han. “Development and verification of a volume sensor for measuring human behavior”. In: International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing 13.6 (2012), pp. 899–904.
  •  SN Yu, HD Lee, SH Lee, WS Kim, JS Han, and Chang-Soo Han. “Design of an under- actuated exoskeleton system for walking assist while load carrying”. In: Advanced Robotics 26.5-6 (2012), pp. 561–580. 

 

International Conferences

  • Wansoo Kim, Jinoh Lee, Nikos Tsagarakis, and Arash Ajoudani. “A Real-time and Reduced- Complexity Approach to the Detection and Monitoring of Static Joint Overloading in Humans”. In: Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), 2017 International Conference on. London, UK: IEEE, 2017, pp. 828–834. ISBN: 9781538622957. 
  • Wansoo Kim, Hojun Kim, Donghwan Lim, Hyungi Moon, and Changsoo Han. “Design and Kinematic Analysis of the Hanyang Exoskeleton Assistive Robot (HEXAR) for Human Synchronized Motion”. In: Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends. Springer Interna- tional Publishing, 2017, pp. 275–279.
  • Wansoo Kim, Donghwan Lim, Hyungi Moon, and Changsoo Han. “A Synchronization In- dex for Enhanced Human-Exoskeleton Interaction”. In: International Workshop on Human- Friendly Robotics, HFR 2016. 2016.
  • Ho Jun Kim, Hee Don Lee, Wan-Soo Kim, Dong Hwan Lim, and Chang Soo Han. “Design of roller-cam clutch mechanism for energy efficiency and high backdrivability of lower extremity exoskeleton”. In: Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS), 2015 15th Interna- tional Conference on. IEEE. 2015, pp. 1144–1148.
  • Donghwan Lim, Wansoo Kim, Heedon Lee, Hojun Kim, Kyoosik Shin, Taejoon Park, JiYeong Lee, and Changsoo Han. “Development of a lower extremity Exoskeleton Robot with a quasi-anthropomorphic design approach for load carriage”. In: Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on. IEEE. 2015, pp. 5345–5350.
  • Wansoo Kim, Heedon Lee, Donghwan Kim, Jungsoo Han, and Changsoo Han. “Mechan- ical design of the hanyang exoskeleton assistive robot (hexar)”. In: Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS), 2014 14th International Conference on. IEEE. 2014, pp. 479–484.
  • WS Kim, HD Lee, DH Lim, JS Han, and CS Han. “Development of the Hanyang Exoskele- ton Assistive Robot (HEXAR) to Enhance Lower Body Strength”. In: International Work- shop on Wearable Robotics, WeRob 2014. 2014.
  • WS Kim, HD Lee, DH Lim, CS Han, JS Han, et al. “Development of a lower extremity exoskeleton system for walking assistance while load carrying”. In: Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots. 2013, pp. 35–42.
  • Kisung Kim, Kwangjin Ko, Wansoo Kim, Seungnam Yu, and Changsoo Han. “Perfor- mance comparison between neural network and SVM for terrain classification of legged robot”. In: SICE Annual Conference 2010, Proceedings of. IEEE. 2010, pp. 1343–1348.
  • Wansoo Kim, Seunghoon Lee, Minsung Kang, Jungsoo Han, and Changsoo Han. “Energy- efficient gait pattern generation of the powered robotic exoskeleton using DME”. In: Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on. IEEE. 2010, pp. 2475–2480.
  • Seunghoon Lee, Wansoo Kim, Minsung Kang, Jungsoo Han, and Changsoo Han. “Op- timal gait pattern generation for powered robotic exoskeleton and verification of its feasibility”. In: RO-MAN, 2010 IEEE. IEEE. 2010, pp. 500–505.
  • Wan-soo Kim, Seung-hoon Lee, Hee-don Lee, Seung-nam Yu, Jung-soo Han, and Chang- soo Han. “Development of the heavy load transferring task oriented exoskeleton adapted by lower extremity using qausi-active joints”. In: ICCAS-SICE, 2009. IEEE. 2009, pp. 1353– 1358.

Awards

  • Best Ph.D Thesis Award, Graduate School, Hanyang University
  • Best Presentation Award, 2014 14th International Conference on Control, Automation, and Systems (ICCAS), ICROS
  • Best Paper Award, Korean Society for Precision Engineering (KSPE) 2011 Autumn Conference, KSPE
  • Best Paper Award, Korean Society for Precision Engineering (KSPE) 2010 Spring Conference, KSPE 

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