Park

Chung Hyuk Park

Title:
Assistant Professor
Office:
6655
Address: Science & Engineering Hall
Phone: 202-994-5147
Email:
chpark@gwu.edu
Website:

Background

Dr. Chung Hyuk Park’s Assistive Robotics and Tele-Medicine (ART-Med) Lab studies the collaborative innovation between human intelligence and robotic technology, integrating machine learning, computer vision, haptics, and telepresence robotics. The current and future research topics are focused on the following three main themes: Multi-modal human-robot interaction and robotic assistance for individuals with disabilities or special needs, Robotic learning and humanized intelligence, and Tele-medical robotic assistance. In the first research topic, we study the impact of multi-modal feedback on the aspects of human-robot interaction and its application in assistive scenarios, such as telepresence for individuals with visual impairments or emotionally and socially interactive robotic systems for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In the second line of research, we focus on computational methodologies of machine learning in the aspect of robotic learning of human behaviors and intelligence. Through the last research goal, we explore novel methodologies for utilizing robotic systems in biomedical applications, from simple care-giving tasks towards intelligent surgical assistance systems.

Current Research

Assistive robotics, haptics and virtual reality, telepresence robotics, machine learning, multi-modal feedback, surgical simulation, human-robot interaction, assistive technology, visual impairments, therapeutic robotics, autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

 


Office Hours

  • Tuesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Education

  • B.S., Seoul National University, 2000
  • M.S., Seoul National University, 2002
  • Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012

Publications

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Chung Hyuk Park, Eun-Seok Ryu, and Ayanna M. Howard, “Telerobotic Haptic Exploration in Art Galleries and Museums for Individuals with Visual Impairments,” accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Haptics - Special Issue on Haptic Assistive Technology for Individuals who are Visually Impaired, 2015.
  • Chung Hyuk Park and Ayanna M. Howard, “Robotics-based Telepresence using Multimodal Interaction for Individuals with Visual Impairments,” International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing - Special Issue: Applications of Signal Processing and Control to Assistive Technology, Wiley Online Library, 2014.
  • Chung Hyuk Park and Ayanna M. Howard, “Haptic Visualization of Real-World Environmental Data for Individuals with Visual Impairments,” Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8513, Springer, 2014.
  • Rayshun Dorsey, Chung Hyuk Park, and Ayanna M. Howard, “Developing the Capabilities of Blind and Visually-Impaired Youth to Build and Program Robots,” Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, 2014.
  • Chung Hyuk Park and Ayanna M. Howard, “Telepresence Robotic Technology for Individuals with Visual Impairments Through Real-time Haptic Rendering,” The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, Vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 197-205, 2013.
  • Ayanna M. Howard, Chung Hyuk Park, and Sekou Remy, “Using Haptic and Auditory Interaction Tools to Engage Students with Visual Impairments in Robot Programming Activities,” IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, Vol. 5, pp. 87-95, 2011.


BOOK CHAPTER

  • Ayanna Howard, Yu-Ping Chen, and Chung Hyuk Park, “From Autism Spectrum Disorder to Cerebral Palsy: State-of-the-Art in Pediatric Therapy Robots,” submitted as an invited chapter to (tentatively entitled:) Encyclopedia of Medical Robotics, Jaydev P. Desai (Editor-in-Chief), World Scientific Publishing Company, 2016.


CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • Rachael Bevill, Chung Hyuk Park, Hyung Jung Kim, JongWon Lee, Ariana Rennie, Myounghoon Jeon, and Ayanna Howard, “Interactive Robotic Framework for Multisensory Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder,” to appear as a Late Breaking Report in the Proceedings of 2016 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2016), New Zealand, 2016.
  • Myounghoon Jeon, Ruimin Zhang, William Lehman, Seyedeh M. FakhrHosseini, Jaclyn Barnes, and Chung Hyuk Park. “Development and evaluation of emotional robots for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders,” Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII), Los Angeles, CA, August, 2015.
  • Chung Hyuk Park, and Ayanna M. Howard, “Haptic Visualization of Real-World Environmental Data for Individuals with Visual Impairments (Invited Paper),” Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII2014), 430- 439, Crete, Greece, June, 2014.
  • Chung Hyuk Park, KennethWilson, and Ayanna M. Howard, “Pilot Study: Supplementing Surgical Training for Medical Students Using a Low-Cost Virtual Reality Simulator,” Proceedings of CBMS 2014: 27th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, pp. 125-127, May, 2014.
  • Ibrahim Dawha, Saihou Bi.Gorreh, Andrew Olowude, and Chung Hyuk Park, “Haptic System for Force-Profile Acquisition and Display for a Realistic Surgical Simulator,” short paper, Proceedings of CBMS 2014: 27th International Symposium on Computer- Based Medical Systems, pp. 551-552, May, 2014.
  • Chung Hyuk Park and Ayanna M. Howard, “Engaging Students with Visual Impairments in Engineering and Computer Science through Robotic Game Programming,” Proceedings of the 120th American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, GA, U.S.A., June, 2013.
  • Chung Hyuk Park, Kenneth Wilson, and Ayanna M. Howard, “Examining the Learning Effects of a Low-Cost Haptic-Based Virtual Reality Simulator on Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy,” Proceedings of CBMS 2013: 26th International Symposium on Computer- Based Medical Systems, pp. 233-238, June, 2013.
  • Chung Hyuk Park and Ayanna M. Howard, “Real-time Haptic Rendering and Haptic Telepresence,” Proceedings of IEEE World Haptics Conference 2013, The 5th Joint Eurohaptics Conference and IEEE Haptics Symposium, pp. 229-234, Daejeon, Korea, April 14-17, 2013.
  • Rayshun Dorsey, Chung Hyuk Park, and Ayanna M. Howard, “Robotics for Youth with Visual Impairments,” in the Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, San Diego, U.S.A., February, 2013.
  • Chung Hyuk Park and Ayanna M. Howard, “Real World Haptic Exploration for Telepresence of the Visually Impaired,” Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI 2012), pp. 65-72, Boston, MA, U.S.A., 2012 (acceptance rate: 25%).
  • Chung Hyuk Park, Sekou Remy, and Ayanna M. Howard, “Visualize Your Robot with Your Eyes Closed: A Multi-modal Interactive Approach Using Environmental Feedback,” 2011 IEEE Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2011), pp. 1368-1373, Shanghai, China, May 2011.
  • Chung Hyuk Park, JaeWook Yoo, and Ayanna M. Howard, “Transfer of Skills between Human Operators through Haptic Training with Robot Coordination,” 2010 IEEE Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2010), pp. 229-235, Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A., May 2010.
  • Chung Hyuk Park and Ayanna M. Howard, “Towards Real-Time Haptic Exploration using a Mobile Robot as Mediator,” IEEE Proceedings of the Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS 2010, formerly known as the Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environments and Teleoperator Systems), pp. 289-292, Boston, U.S.A., Mar. 2010.


PEER-REVIEWED WORKSHOP PAPERS, POSTERS, AND DEMONSTRATIONS

  • Chung Hyuk Park, Myounghoon Jeon, and Ayanna M. Howard. “Robotic Framework with Multi-modal Perception for Physio-Musical Interactive Therapy for Children with Autism,” Extended abstract, The Fifth Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob), Providence, RI, August, 2015.
  • Hyungjung Kim, Tabassum Azad, Chung Hyuk Park, Myounghoon Jeon, and Ayanna M. Howard. “Towards Physio-Musical Interactive Robotic Therapy,” Interactive Session, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2015 Workshop on Rehabilitation Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction, Seattle, WA, May 26, 2015.
  • Zhang, Ruimin, Myounghoon Jeon, Chung Hyuk Park, and Ayanna M. Howard. “Robotic Sonification for Promoting Emotional and Social Interactions of Children with ASD,” in Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts, pp. 111-112. ACM, 2015.
  • Chung Hyuk Park, Neetha Pai, Jayahasan Bakthavatchalam, Yaojie Li, Myounghoon Jeon, and Ayanna M. Howard, “Robotic Framework for Music-based Emotional and Social Engagement with Children with Autism,” Extended abstract, Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15) - Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Applied to Assistive Technologies and Smart Environments, January 25, 2015.
  • Wooram Park, Chung Hyuk Park, Chih-Hung King, “Towards a Mobile Manipulation Telepresence Robot for Remote Physical Interaction,” presented at an Interactive Session in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2014 Workshop on Assistive Robotics for Individuals with Disabilities: HRI Issues and Beyond, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., September 2014.
  • Chung Hyuk Park, “Haptic training for STEM education using light-based illusion and point-cloud based haptic rendering,” demonstrated in IEEE Haptics Symposium’14, Houston, Texas, February 2014.
     

Recent Extramural Grant Support

  • NIH 7 R01 HD082914-03, Project Period: Sept. 2015– May 2017, “NRI: Music-based Interactive Robotic Orchestration for Children with ASD.” 
    Collaborators: Chung Hyuk Park (Lead-PI), Myounghoon Jeon (PI, Michigan Technological University), Ayanna M. Howard (Sr. Consultant, Georgia Institute of Technology). Funded through the National Robotics Initiative (NRI)
 


Editorial Board Service

  • Guest Editor in the AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS - Special Issue on Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics, Springer.
  • Associate Editor for the 24th International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro-Man).
 


Patents 

  • Chung Hyuk Park, et al., “Personal Wireless Hand-Held Terminal using ZigBee Protocol”, Patent of Korea, 2005.
  • Chung Hyuk Park, et al., “Traffic Light Control System using DSRC”, KR 10-2005-0093517, 2004.
  • Chung Hyuk Park, et al., “Method of a System Bus Controller in a Reconfigurable Embedded System”, KR 10-2005- 0040397, 2003.

Distinctions

  • NSF Review Panel
  • Co-chair of the 2016 International Conference on Social Robotics
  • Co-organizer of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2014 Workshop on Assistive Robotics for Individuals with Disabilities: HRI Issues and Beyond.
  • Reviewer for international journals and conferences including: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, & Cybernetics: Systems, IEEE International Journal on Human-Robot Interaction (JHRI), Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems (JINT), IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI), ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI), IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), and IEEE Haptics Symposium.