Research Advisor
  • Associate Professor
  • Kyoungchul Kong, Ph.D.
  • Tel : 042-350-3012
    Email : kckong at kaist dot ac dot kr
    Address : Mechanical Engineering Building (N7-3) 3206 KAIST, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon
    Affiliation : Department of Mechanical Engineering Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
  • Employment
  • Associate Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 2019 - present
  • CEO, Angel Robotics, 2017 - present
  • Associate Professor, Sogang University, 2015 - 2018
  • Assistant Professor, Sogang University, 2011 - 2014
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 2009 - 2011
  • Visiting Professorship
  • Visiting Researcher, Tsukuba University, Japan, 2011
  • Visiting Professor, University Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), 2013
  • Visiting Professor, University Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), 2014
  • Visiting Professor, University Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), 2015
  • Work Experiences
  • Co-founder of Angel Robotics (formerly SG Robotics), 2017
  • Co-founder of SG Mechatronics Co., 2014
  • Honors and Awards
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, 2009
    University of California, Berkeley
  • Best Student Paper Award, 2008
    The IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM)
  • Best Poster Finalist, 2008
    The 17th International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) World Congress
  • Best Student Paper Finalist, 2005
    The IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM)
  • Best Paper Award, 2005
    The Division of Dynamics and Control Systems, KSME Spring Conference
  • Best Poster Award, 2005
    The 3rd CIR (Center of Intelligent Robot) Workshop
  • Top Graduation Award, 2004
    with Honors in the College of Engineering, Sogang University
  • Seminar Talks and Invited Lectures
  • IROS Workshop on "Assistance and Service Robotics in a Human Environment," Germany, 2015
    - Invited Talk, Title : Actuation and Control in Robotic Assistance for Incomplete Paraplegic
  • ICORR Workshop on "Wearable Robotics for Motion Assistance and Rehanbilitation - RoboAssist," Singapore, 2015
    - Invited Talk, Title : Smart Actuation Technologies in Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Korean Spinal Neurosurgery Society Conference, Seoul, 2015
    - Invited Talk, Title: Actuation and Control in Robotics Assistance for Incomplete Paraplegia
  • ICRA Workshop on "Wearable robotics for motion assistance and rehabilitation," Hong Kong, 2014
    - Invited Talk, Title: Control Method and Controller Structures for Assisting Humans by Robots
  • Yeungnam University, Korea, 2014
    - Invited Talk, Title: Essential Mechatronic Technologies for Co-existence of Robots and Humans
  • IROS Workshop on "Biologically Inspired Based Strategies for Hybrid and Multi-modal Locomotion," Japan, 2013
    - Invited Talk, Title: Different Approaches in the Development of Bio-inspired Locomotive Robots
  • Seoul National University, Korea, 2013
    - Invited Talk, Title: Respect the Unstable - Limitation of Mechanical Control Systems and Controller Design
  • Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, 2013
    - Invited Talk, Title: Design and Control of Cheetaroid Robots
  • ICROS Annual Conference, Korea, 2013
    - Invited Talk, Title: Respect the Unstable
  • KSME Annual Conference, Korea, 2012
    - New-Career Faculty Invited Talk
    - Title: Design of an Actuation System for the Design of Cheetaroid
  • Myungji University, Korea, 2012
    - Invited Talk, Title: Interactive Design of Algorithms and Mechanisms for Robotic Systems
  • Ajou University, Korea, 2011
    - Invited Lecture, Title: Mechatronics for Assisting Humans
  • University of Tsukuba, Japan, 2010
    - Invited Lecture, Title: Controls and Robotics
  • University of California, Berkeley, 2009
    - Seminar Talk (Robotics and Embedded Systems Seminar)
    - Title: Mechatronic Considerations for Human Assistive and Rehabilitation Systems
  • University of California, Los Angeles, 2009
    - Seminar Talk, Title: Mechatronics for Assisting Humans
  • Korea Advanced Institution of Science and Technology, 2009
    - Seminar Talk, Title: Mechatronics for Assisting Humans
  • Sogang University, 2009
    - Research Seminar, Title: Computer Aided Controller Design
  • NI-Week, 2008
    - Seminar Talk (Embedded Systems Session)
    - Title: Mechatronic Technologies for Assisting Humans
  • NI-Week, 2007
    - Demonstration in Keynote Presentation
  • US-Japan Workshop on Advanced Integrated Sensor Technologies for..., 2007
    - Seminar Talk, Title: A Gait Monitoring System Based on Smart Shoes
  • Professional Memberships and Services
  • IEEE, Member, 2003 - Present
  • ASME, Member, 2003 - Present
  • KSME (Korean Society of Mechanical Engineering), Member, 2004 - Present
  • ICROS (Institution of Control, Robotics, and Systems), Member, 2004 - Present
  • Book Publication
  • Editor of a Springer Book Project: “Intelligent Assistive Robots”
  • Associate Editor of Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology (published by Springer)
  • Associate Editor of International Journal of Dynamics and Control (published by Springer)
  • Associate Editor of Journal of Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems (domestic journal)
  • Associate Editor of Magazine of Korean Robotics Society (domestic journal)
  • Journal Referee
    - IEEE Transactions on Robotics
    - IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
    - ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control
    - IFAC Journal of Mechatronics
    - Journal of Systems and Control Engineering
  • Conference Referee
  • IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
  • IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM)
  • ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC)
  • American Control Conference (ACC)
  • Conference Organizing Committee / Editor
    - Associate Editor of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 ICRA Conference
    - Registration Chair of IEEE IV2015 (Intelligent Vehicle) Symposium
    - Poster Chair of 2015, 2016 KRoC Conference
    - Publication Chair of 2012, 2014 ICCAS Conference
    - Program Committee of 2013 ASROB (Assistance and Service Robotics in a Human Environment), a workshop in conjunction with the IROS 2013
    - Associate Editor of 2010, 2011 AIM Conference
  • Proposal Review Panel
    - External Reviewer of the Research Grants Council, Hong Kong
    - Reviewer of the National Research Foundation, Korea
    - Reviewer of the Korean Defence Acquisition Programme Agency (DAPA)
Click to download Curriculum Vitae (version of 2019-03)