Ayoung Hong

Assistant Professor

Robotics Engineering, Chonnam National University

We are looking for motivated and creative undergraduate, master, and doctoral students.

If you are interested in joining our group, please contact Ayoung Hong for any opportunity.


77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju

Office : AI Convergence Building, Room 103

Tel : +82 62 530 4211

E-mail : ahong@jnu.ac.kr

Education & Experiences

Ph.D. in Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, 2019

Dissertation: A Flexible Needle with Fluoroscopic Imaging and Magnetic Steering for Neurosurgical Applications

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, 2012

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, 2009

Assistant Professor, Robotics Engineering, Chonnam National University, 2019 - current

Postdoctoral researcher, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2019

Research Assistant, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM), 2013

Research Assistant, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany, 2012


  1. "Real-time single view fluoroscopic localization for Deep Brain Stimulation", in preparation.
  2. A. Hong, A. J. Petruska, A. Zemmar, and B. J. Nelson, "Magnetic and Fluoroscopic guidance for a flexible needle in neurosurgery," under review.
  3. A. Hong, Q. Boehler, R. Moser, L. Stieglitz, A. Zemmar and B. J. Nelson, “3D Path Planning for Flexible Needle Steering in Neurosurgery," Int J Med Robotics Comput Assist Surg 15(4), 2019.
  4. B. Jang*, A. Hong*, C. Alcantara, G. Chatzipripiridis, X. Marti, E. Pellicer, J. Sort, Y. Harduf, Y. Or, B. J. Nelson, and S. Pane, “Programmable Locomotion Mechanisms of Hard-Magnetic Nanowires Near a Surface Boundary,” ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 11, 2019.
  5. S. Mohanty, A. Hong, C. Alcantara, A. J. Petruska, and B. J. Nelson, “Stereo holographic diffraction based tracking of microrobots,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 3(1), 2018.
  6. B. Jang, A. Hong, H. Kang, C. Alcantara, S. Charreyron, F. Mushtaq, E. Pellicer, R. Büchel, J. Sort, S. Lee, B. J. Nelson and S Pan ́e, “Multi-wavelength light-responsive Au/B-TiO2 Janus Micromotors,” ACS Nano 11, 2017.
  7. A. Hong, D. G. Lee, and H. H. Bülthoff, and H. I. Son, “Multimodal Feedback for Teleop- eration of Multiple Mobile Robots in an Outdoor Environment,” Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces 11, 2017.
  8. D. Ahmed, C. Dillinger, A. Hong, and B. J. Nelson, “Artificial acousto-magnetic soft mi- croswimmers,” Advanced Materials Technology 2(7), 2017.
  9. A. Hong, B. Zeydan, S. Charreyron, M. F. Toy, O. Ergeneman, S. Pan ́e, A. J. Petruska, and B. J. Nelson, “Real-Time Holographic Tracking for the 3D Control of Microrobots,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 2(1), 2017.
  10. B. Jang, W. Wang, S. Wiget, A. J. Petruska, X. Chen, C. Hu, A. Hong, D. Folio, A. Ferreira, S. Pan ́e, and B. J. Nelson,“Catalytic Locomotion of Core-Shell Nanowire Motors,” ACS Nano 10(11), 2016.
  11. A. J. Petruska, F. Ruetz, A. Hong, L. Regli, O. Sürücü, A. Zemmar, and B. J. Nelson, “Mag- netic Needle Guidance for Neurosurgery: Initial Design and Proof of Concept,” ICRA, Stockholm, Sweden, 2016.
  12. A. Hong, A. J. Petruska, and B. J. Nelson, “Tracking a Magnetically Guided Catheter with a Single Rotating C-Arm,” ICRA, Seattle, US, 2015.
  13. A. Hong, H. H. Bülthoff, and H. I. Son, “A Visual and Force Feedback for Multi-Robot Teleoperation in Outdoor Environments: A Preliminary Results,” ICRA, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2013.

* These authors contributed equally to the work.


2020 Spring

ROB0001 Machine learning

ROB0003 로봇공학실습II

MAE4019 Robotics

2019 Fall

ROB0002 로봇공학실습I

ROB0004 Microrobotics

MAE4060 Service Robotics