Nguyen Dong Hai Phuong (pronounced "Fuon") was born in Da Nang, center of Vietnam in 1987. He got a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering at Da Nang University of Technology, Vietnam in 2010, where he served as teaching assistant and researcher till 2013. Then he attended European Master program in Advanced Robotics (EMARO) at Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France and Universita degli Studi di Genova, Italy from September, 2013 to July, 2015 and graduated with the Master thesis in Control and Planning for UAV robot.
He attended IIT from January, 2016 as PhD Fellow and works in the field of Peripersonal space for Humanoid Robotics.
WYSIWYD (What You Say Is What You Did, http://wysiwyd.upf.edu/) project: which will create a new transparency in human robot interaction (HRI) by allowing robots to both understand their own actions and those of humans, and to interpret and communicate these in human compatible intentional terms expressed as a language-like communication channel. Currently, my role in this project is developing the high level planner for reaching in clutter environment, taking into account obstacles.
SECURE (Safety Enables Cooperation in Uncertain Robotic Environments, http://secure-robots.eu/) is a new Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action funded by the European Commission. It's aim is to train roboticists and research fellows on the cognitive and interaction level of robot safety. Under this training network, I will follow the project 8, Multisensory representation of situations, which is develop a complex body representation for the iCub robot utilizing visual, tactile, force and motor signals. This representation enables control of the robot in the presence of multiple potential or actual contacts. It will e.g. determine that certain configurations are convenient to support the robot during task execution and actively seek contact with the environment rather than avoiding it. This model will be also compared with an existing neuroscience model of the so-called peripersonal space representation.