My research is focused on three areas:
(i) whole-body state estimation for articulated rigid bodies such as humanoid robots,
(ii) probabilistic human dynamics estimation using wearable sensors, and
(iii) ankle impedance control for dynamic walking on uneven terrain.
My current research is funded primarily by the Eu Project Koroibot and to a lesser extent by CodyCo. Im also interested in neuro-inspired control and in the application of model order reduction towards understanding human motor control and development - as a carryover from my earlier doctoral research.
I hold a PhD from the University of Zürich, Switzerland, an MS from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST), South Korea and a BE from the Anna University, Chennai. I have worked for several years at the Artificial Intelligence Lab of the University of Zurich as a Marie Curie Research Fellow. Prior to that, I have worked at the R&D Labs of Yujin Robotics, a consumer robotics company based in Seoul, South Korea and at the Robot Intelligence Technology (RIT) Lab of KAIST. I am also currently the Project Manager for DWENGO pzw, a non-profit based in Belgium focusing on taking micro-controller programming and robotics to under-privileged children worldwide.
EU Project Koroibot