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Chong Nak-Young Professor
School of Information Science、Intelligent Robotics Area


B.S. from Hanyang University(1987), M.S. from Hanyang University(1989), Ph.D. from Hanyang University(1994)

■Professional Career

Senior Researcher, Daewoo Heavy Industries Ltd. (1994-1998); Visiting Scholar, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, AIST-MITI (1995-1996); Research Associate, KIST (1998); Senior Researcher, Hanyang University (1998-2005); Researcher, NEDO (1998-2000); Researcher, MSTC (2000); STA Fellow (2001-2003); Senior Researcher (jointly appointed), Intelligent Systems Institute, AIST (2003-2007), Visiting Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology(2008-2009), Carnegie Mellon University Visiting Professor(2015-2018)


Human-Friendly Robots, Teleoperation, Intelligent Mechanical Systems, Knowledge Networking Robot Control

■Research Keywords

Intelligent Robots

■Research Interests

Knowledge Networking Robot Control
Programming robots has proven to be difficult, particularly if the robots are deployed in complex, unstructured environments. We approach the problem of programming robots from the point of view of task-oriented integration of distributed knowledge. This topic explores innovative ways to allow for the realistic deployment of current robot systems without detailed knowledge of robot programming, especially into our everyday environments.
Network-Based Robotics
We perform experimental explorations in network-based control of robots over a distance. A teleoperation testbed is constructed for implementing enhanced user interfaces and improving task performances. Augmented reality display will overlay computer generated graphics onto the video feedback. The display adds sounds, haptics, smells, and temperatures to live video so as to make teleoperation control easier for the user.
The recent rapid evolution of humanoid robots allows for the implementation of robotic servants or personal robots in our environments. Our work includes design and control of fault-tolerant humanoid robots to ensure the safety of both robots and humans and appropriate modification of our environments to facilitate the efficient and effective use of robots.
Human-Robot Interaction
We develop collaborative robots that interact naturally with humans through a variety of communication links. Our attention focuses primarily on developing the perceptual and intellectual abilities of robots for effective human interaction.



  • Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems,Nak Young Chong, Young-Jo Cho,Springer,2015
  • Networking Humans, Robots, and Environments,Nak Young Chong,Bentham Science,2013,228
  • Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence in Robotics: Sensing, Representation, and Action, Part II, Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics,Fulvio Mastrogiovanni, Nak Young Chong,Springer,2013

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◇Published Papers

  • Efficient Image Registration for Underwater OpticalMapping Using Geometric Invariants,Armagan Elibol and Nak Young Chong,Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2019; 7(6):178,7,6,25,2019/06/05
  • Online Boundary Estimation in Partially Observable Environments Using a UAV,Abdullah Al Redwan Newaz, Sungmoon Jeong, Nak Young Chong,Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems,90,3-4,505-514,2017/10/02
  • UAV-based Multiple Source Localization and Contour Mapping of Radiation Fields,A.A. Redwan Newaz, S. Jeong, H. Lee, H. Ryu, and N.Y. Chong,Robotics and Autonomous Systems,85,12-25,2016/8

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◇Lectures and Presentations

  • Culture-Aware Elderly Care Robots in a Smart ICT Environment,Nak Young Chong,Invited Seminar at Case Western Reserve University,Cleveland, Ohio, USA,2018/04/17
  • Culture-Aware Elderly Care Robots in a Smart ICT Environment,Nak Young Chong,Korean Society of Medical Informatics Fall Conference,Seoul National University Hospital, Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, Korea,2017/11/16
  • Culture-Aware Elderly Care Robots in a Smart ICT Environment,Nak Young Chong,International Care Robot Symposium 2017,Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea,2017/11/15

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■Extramural Activities

◇Academic Society Affiliations

  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters,Editor,2015-
  • International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence,Program Co-Chair,2013-2013
  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society,Early Career Award Evaluation Panel,2013-

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◇Other Activities

  • Northwestern University,Visiting Scholar,2001/11/26 - 2002/01/25
  • Korea Association of Robotics,Member of Technical Committee,2002/01/01 -
  • Fujitsu Scientific System Colloquium,Co-chair, Robotics Working Group,2004/04/01 - 2006/03/31

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■Academic Awards Received

  • International Engineer of the Year 2012,The International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England,2012
  • THE CAMBRIDGE CERTIFICATE for Outstanding Engineering Achievement,The International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England,2012
  • Best Paper Award,7th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence,2010

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