Dr Ho Seok AHN

Biography

Ho Seok Ahn has been a lecturer with the robotics research group and CARES group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering since 2015. He received his BS degree in Information and Communication Engineering from Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea, and his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Seoul National University, Republic of Korea in 2005 and 2010, respectively. He was a researcher at Samsung Software Membership, Samsung Electronics Co., Republic of Korea, from 2001 to 2008. He was a visiting researcher at the Intelligent Systems Research Institute at Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, in 2006, funded by JSPS and NRF. He was a senior researcher at Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), Republic of Korea, from 2010 to 2012. He was a lecturer at University of Science & Technology (UST), Republic of Korea, from 2011 to 2012. He was a research scientist at Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Department of Ambient Intelligence, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan, from 2012 to 2013. He was a postdoctoral fellow with the Robotics Research Group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 2013 to 2015. His research interests include social robots, cultural robots, facial robots, artificial emotional systems, Human-Robot Interaction, healthcare robots, android robots, humanoid robots, intelligent service robots, and modular robot systems. He has two books, and published over 100 research papers, three book chapters, 18 patents, and 21 technical reports. He has received 12 best paper awards, one best research award and 29 awards from robotics competitions, such as intelligent robot competitions and FIRA Robot Soccer Championships.

Research | Current

  • Human robot interaction includes emotional processing
  • Robot programming systems, with applications in areas such as  healthcare and agriculture.

Distinctions/Honours

Research Awards

  • Best Paper Award, International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems 2011, The Ministry of Knowledge Economy of Korea, 2011.10.
  • Best Paper Award, Conference on Information and Control System 2011, The Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers, 2011.04.
  • Best Paper Award, International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics 2011, The Robotics Society of Japan, 2011.01.
  • Best Research Award, Seoul National University, 2010.03.
  • Best Paper Award, Samsung Techwin Joint Workshop 2009, Samsung Techwin Co., 2009.01.
  • Best Paper Award, Korea Robotics Society Annual Conference 2009, Korea Robotics Society, 2008.06.
  • Best Paper Award, Conference on Information and Control System 2007, The Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers, 2007.10.
  • Best Paper Award, Information and Control Symposium 2007, The Institute of Electronics Engineers of Korea, 2007.04.
  • Best Paper Award, Creative and Intelligent Robot Conference 2006, Chungnam University, 2006.11.
  • Best Paper Award, KFIS Fall Conference 2005, Korean Fuzzy and Intelligent Systems, 2005.11.
  • Best Paper Award, KFIS Spring Conference 2005, Korean Fuzzy and Intelligent Systems, 2005.04.
  • Silver Award, 11th HumanTech Paper Award, Samsung Electronics Co., 2005.02.
  • Best Paper Award, 2002 FIRA-POSCO Cup Korea Robot Soccer Conference, Korea Robot Soccer Association, 2002.01.

Robotics Competition Awards

  • 1st Prize, 2009 Seoul National University Student Venture Competition, Seoul National University, 2009.09.
  • Gold Award (The 1st Prize), IEEE International Intelligent Robot Software Competition, IEEE, 2007.
  • Honorary Mention Award, IEEE RO-MAN 2007 Robot Design Competition, IEEE, 2007.08.
  • Bronze Award, 5th Intelligent Electronics Competition, The Korean Institute of Power Electronics, 2007.07.
  • 1st Prize, 2007 National Intelligent Robot Competition, Masan City & Kyungnam University, 2007.04.
  • Achievement Award, 2006 Creative and Intelligent Robot Contest, Chungnam University, 2006.11.
  • 1st Prize, 2006 Samsung Electronics Software Membership Exhibition, Samsung Electronics Co., 2006.11.
  • 2nd Prize, 2006 Altera NIOS Embedded System Design Contest, Altera, 2006.11.
  • Winner (1st Prize), 2006 International Robot Contest Grand Challenge, KITECH, 2006.10.
  • Best Popular Award, 2006 Korea Intelligent Robot Exhibition, Kyoungsangbuk-do & Postech, 2006.10.
  • 1st Prize, 2006 Korea Intelligent Robot Competition, Kyoungsangbuk-do & Postech, 2006.09.
  • Excellence Award, 2006 National Intelligent Robot Competition, Masan City & Kyungnam University, 2006.04.
  • Honorary Mention Award, 2005 Korea Software Competition, IPAK, 2005.12.
  • Grand Prix, 2005 Creative and Intelligent Robot Contest, Chungnam University, 2005.12.
  • 1st Prize, 2005 Korea Intelligent Robot Competition, Kyoungsangbuk-do & Postech, 2005.10.
  • 1st Prize, 2005 National Intelligent Robot Competition, Masan City & Kyungnam University, 2005.05.
  • Best Popular Award, Microsoft Imagine Cup 2005, Microsoft, 2005.02.
  • Bronze Award, GIST IT Competition, GIST, 2004.08.
  • Honorary Mention Award, Intelligent Electronics Competition, The Korean Institute of Power Electronics, 2004.07.
  • Gold Award, Korea Wireless Internet & Contents Competition, Korea IT Industry Promotion Agency, 2004.06.
  • Honorary Mention Award, Korea Micro Controller Competition, Compile Technology Co., 2004.04.
  • Championship Award, 4th Robot Soccer Central League Championship, Korea Robot Soccer Association, 2004.02.
  • 2nd Prize, 2003 FIRA Robot Soccer World Championship, World Robot Soccer Association, 2003.10.
  • Championship Award, 2003 FIRA-KOREA Cup Korea Robot Soccer Championship, Korea Robot Soccer Association, 2003.08.
  • Championship Award, 3rd Robot Soccer Central League Championship, Korea Robot Soccer Association, 2003.07.
  • 3rd Prize, 2002 FIRA Robot Soccer World Championship, World Robot Soccer Association, 2002.05.
  • 2nd Prize, 2002 FIRA-POSCO Cup Korea Robot Soccer Championship, Korea Robot Soccer Association. 2002.01.
  • Championship Award, 2001 National Robot Soccer Championship, Korea Robot Soccer Association, 2001.10.
  • Fair Play Award, 1st Robot Soccer Central League Championship, Korea Robot Soccer Association, 2001.08.

Responsibilities

Research on robotics, supervise students, and teaching some courses in ECE

Areas of expertise

Robotics

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Professional affiliations

  • Chapter Chairman, Robotics and Automation Chapters, IEEE New Zealand North Section
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Social Robotics, Springer

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • AHN, H. O. S. E. O. K., LEE, D. O. N. G.-W. O. O. K., CHOI, D. O. N. G. W. O. O. N., LEE, D. U. K.-Y. E. O. N., LEE, H. O.-G. I. L., & BAEG, M. O. O. N.-H. O. N. G. (2013). DEVELOPMENT OF AN INCARNATE ANNOUNCING ROBOT SYSTEM USING EMOTIONAL INTERACTION WITH HUMANS. International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, 10 (02), 1350017-1350017. 10.1142/S0219843613500175
  • Ahn, H., Sa, I.-K., & Choi, J. (2009). PDA-based mobile robot system with remote monitoring for home environment. IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, 55 (3), 1487-1495. 10.1109/TCE.2009.5278017

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Contact details

Alternative contact

Level 3, Room 903-314
314 Khyber Pass Rd
Newmarket
New Zealand

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