I am a research group leader heading the Cyber Valley Research Group on Intelligent Tactile Systems located at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. I am interested in tactile sensing and perception in the context of autonomous systems.
My research group investigates biological systems' tactile sensing and perceiving mechanisms and creates artificial tactile systems operating in contact-rich environments.
My research will enable autonomous systems to recognize physical contacts and take advantage of their body's surface for manipulation, motion planning, and nonverbal communication.
Cyber Valley Research Group Leader in the Institute of Smart Sensors at University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany [link]
Research Scientist in Haptic Intelligence Department at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany
Postdoctoral Researcher in Haptic Intelligence Department at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany
Ph.D. in Mechanical engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST),Daejeon, South Korea
JUL 10- Invited speaker to the IEEE International Conference on Flexible, Printable Sensors and Systems (FLEPS 2023) [link]
AUG 01- Open PhD and Postdoc positions! [Check here]
FEB 28 - Invited to the Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics as a guest editor. [Call for Papers]
JAN 15 - New PhD student, Guillem joined my team! He will study about utilizing tactile information in robot manipulation scenarios.
NOV 08 - Visiting Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) for a talk [link]
NOV 01 - Master student, Akshay joined my team.
OCT 23 - Invited talk at the IROS workshop on Large-scale Robotic Skin [link]
JUL 21 - Participating and giving a lightning talk at the kick-off event of the ELLIS stutgart unit [link]
JUL 14 - Interview with German Orthopedics magazine ORTHOPÄDIE TECHNIK [link]
JUL 12 - Visiting my research fund sponsor, the Christian Bürkert Stiftung [link]
JUN 15 - Invited to the lightning talk at the Materials Innovation Workshop [info]
JUN 08 - New paper from the collaborative project about the hydrogel-based tactile skin is published at Science Robotics. [DOI]
APR 28 - Invited lecture at the AI Colloquium of Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) , South Korea [zoom link]
APR 12 - Invited lecture at the Nanotechnology and Precision Engineering [link]
APR 01 - Master student, Keshav joined our team for his research thesis!
OCT 28 - Application deadline of the IMPRS Ph.D. program is coming soon! I am recruiting two IMPRS Ph.D. Students this year, so go ahead and apply now. (Link)
SEP 21 - Invited talk at the Brown Bag Brunch Seminar of the Matters of Activity [link]
JUN 24 - New paper about the ERT tactile sensor is accepted! [link]
MAR 25 - Collaborated research paper about adaptive measurement for ERT sensor is accepted. [link]
DEC 12 - Collaborated research paper about a touch-perceiving robot for children with autism is published. [link]
JUN 01 - Participating in virtual conference of ICRA 2020. One co-authored paper is nominated to the best student paper awards.