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Hyoung Il Son, Ph.D.

Research Interests
  • Robotics: field robotics, teleoperation, haptics, agricultural robotics

  • Systems and Control: hybrid systems, systems and synthetic biology, discrete event systems, supervisory control


KAIST, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

​Ph. D., Mechanical Engineering, September 2000 - January 2010

  • Thesis: Control for Optimized Kinesthetic Perception in Scaled Teleoperation of Soft Tissues

  • Advisor: Prof. Doo Yong Lee

Pusan National University, Pusan, Republic of Korea

M. S., Mechanical and Intelligent Systems Engineering, March 1998 - August 2000

  • Thesis: Failure Diagnosis and Recovery of Discrete Event Systems

  • Advisor: Prof. Suk Lee

B. S., Mechanical and Production Engineering, March 1994 - February 1998

  • Graduation Research: Development of Three-legged Walking Robot

  • Advisor: Prof. Suk Lee

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Professional Experiences

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, March 2015 - Present

Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea

  • Human-centered Robotics and Automation Laboratory, Department of Convergence Biosystems Engineering

Director, January 2023 - Present

Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea

  • Research Center for Biological Cybernetics

Adjunct Professor, March 2018 - Present

Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea

  • Department of Robotics Engineering Convergence

​Principal Researcher, Telerobotics Group Leader, September 2012 - February 2015

Samsung Heavy Industries, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

  • Marine and Offshore Research Center, Central Research Institute

  • Topic: Haptic Teleoperation of Unmanned Automated Vehicles for Marine and Offshore Tasks

​Research Scientist, April 2010 - August 2012

Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany

  • Human-Robot Interaction Group, Department of Human Perception, Cognition and Action

  • Topic: Human-Centered Control and Evaluation in Haptics and Teleoperation

​Research Associate, January 2010 - March 2010

The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

  • Intelligent Control System Laboratory, Institute of Industrial Science

  • Topic: Psychophysics-based Control in Teleoperation of Soft Environment

​Senior Researcher, Inspection Equipment Team Leader, December 2005 - November 2009

Samsung Electronics, Cheonan, Republic of Korea

  • Equipment Innovation Group, Mobile Display Center, LCD Business

  • Topic: Development and Innovation of Robotic Manipulator and Inspection Equipment in LCD Fabrication

​Senior Researcher, January 2003 - November 2005

LG Electronics, Pyungtaek, Republic of Korea

  • Evaluation Technology Group, Production Engineering Research Institute

  • Topic: Control System Integration of Inspection Equipment and Development of Inspection Algorithm for Defects in Flat Panel Display

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