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Prof. Jong-Hoon Kim

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Education:

  • Ph.D – Computer Science, Lousiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA – 2011
  • M.S. – Computer Science, Lousiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA – 2008
  • B.S. – Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University of Science and Techonolgy, Seoul, South Korea – 2005

Jong-Hoon Kim, Ph.D.


Director of Advanced Telerobotics Research Laboratory

Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Kent State University

Series Editor in “Blockchain Technologes”, Springers (ISSN: 2661-8338)

Prof. Jong-Hoon Kim received his Ph.D in Computer Science fomr Louisiana State University on December 2011. He has over 50 publications and one US Patent. Throughout his years as a researcher, he has been awarded over $12M grants as a PI, Co-PI, or SI. Dr. Kim has over 5 years academic experience and 6 years industry experience for companies such as IBM. Over 400 world wide media coverage on TeleBot Research.


Expertise :

  • Immersive telepresense through hybrid reality (VR, AR, and MR)
  • Intuitive & ergonomic interface design
  • Efficient co-design of hardware/software in embedded systems for a low-cost robot
  • Analysis of emotional and affective behavioral aspects of robot-human interactions
  • Incorporation of artificial intelligence for assisting smart teleoperations
  • Management system framework for secure and accountable teleoperations and virtual experiences
  • Human-Robot Interaction through decentralized & distributed platforms such as smart contracts in Blockchain technology
  • Tengible coding education for children

Research Interests:

  • TeleRobotics
  • Telepresence Robotics
  • Human Machine Interfaces
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Distributed Sensor Networks
  • Blockchain Technologies
  • Computational Thinking Education

[TeleBot Media Coverage] National Fox News – American’s Newsroom

[ATR_Kent Team] Introduction video for the WRS competition.

Patent

      • Jong-Hoon Kim, Nagarajan Prabakar, S.S. Iyengar, Lorenzo Castillo, Jon Carvajal, Eliana Almario, and Giuseppe Vietri, “Systems for controlling a movable object” , US Patent No. 9,934,613, April 3, 2018

Journal Publication

      • YoungJin Jung, Hae Yean Park, Hye-Min Kang, Kinsuk Maitra, Nagarajan Prabakar and *Jong-Hoon Kim, “Real-Time, Simultaneous and Proportional Myoelectric Control for Robotic Rehabilitation Therapy of Stroke Survivors”, Journal of Therapeutic Science for Neurorehabilitation, Vol. 7. No. 1., February 26, 2018
      • Jong-Hoon Kim, Hae Yean Park, Hye-Min Kang, and *YoungJin Jung, “Frequency Feature for Proportional Myoelectric Control of Robotic Rehabilitation Therapy”, The Journal of Korean Society of Assistive Technology, Vol. 9, No. 1, September, 30 2017.
      • *Sevugarajan Sundarapandian, Jong-Hoon Kim, Shadeh Ferris-Francis, Jerry Miller, Nagarajan Prabakar, Christopher Charters, Hunter Michko, “A Novel Communication Architecture and Control System for TeleBot: A Multi-Modal Telepresence Robot for Disabled Officers”, International Journal of Next-Generation Computing (IJNGC), ISSN: 0976-5034, VOL. 7, NO. 3 , November 28, 2016.
      • Sarra Berrahal, Jong-Hoon Kim, Slim Rekhis, *Noureddine Boudriga, Deon Wilkinsu, and Jaime Acevedou, “Border surveillance monitoring using Quadcopter UAV-Aided Wireless Sensor Networks”, Journal of Communications Software and Systems (JCOMSS), ISSN: 1845-6421, VOL. 12, NO. 1 (p67 – p82), March 29, 2016.
      • Jong-Hoon Kim, *Gokarna Sharma, Noureddine Boudriga, S.S. Iyengar and Nagarajan Prabakar, “Autonomous Pipeline Monitoring and Maintenance System: An RFID-based Approach”, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, December 21, 2015, doi:10.1186/s13638-015-0495-y

International Conference/Workshop Publication

      • Irvin Cardenas and *Jong-Hoon Kim, “Design of a Semi-Humanoid Telepresence Robot for Plant Disaster Response and Prevention”, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IEEE-IROS), Macau, Chian ,November 3 − 8, 2019. (Accepted)
      • Devine, M.A., Sharma, G., Kim, J.H. , Paskert, M., Shaker, A., and Lin, X., “Identifying barriers and facilitators to health-promoting physical activity among individuals with intellectual disabilities using Immersive Virtual Reality”. The APHA’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo, Philadelphia, Nov.2 Nov.6, 2019. (Accepted)
      • Irvin Cardenas, Kelsey A Vitullo, *Jong-Hoon Kim, Margarita Benitez, Michelle Park, Chanjuan Chen, and Linda Ohrn-McDaniel, “Telesuit: Design and Implementation of An Immersive User-Centric Telepresence Control Suit”, The 22nd Internatinal Symposium on Wearable Computing (ACM – ISWC 2019), London, UK, 11th-13th September 2019
      • Gokarna Sharma, Pavan Poudel, Ayan Dutta*, Vala Zeinali, Tala Talaei Khoei, and Jong-Hoon Kim, “A 2-Approximation Algorithm for the Online Tethered Coverage Problem”, International Conference on Robotics – Science and Systems, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, June 22-26, 2019
      • *Devine, M.A., Sharma, G., Kim, J. H., Shaker, A., Paskert, M., Lin, X.“Health-promoting physical activity and individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities: a pilot study of the use of virtual reality”. the 143 rd Annual Meeting on American Association of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).,The Twin Cities, Minnesota, June 24 – 27, 2019.
      • Gokarna Sharma, *Ayan Dutta , Tala Talaei Khoei, Pavan Poudel, and Jong-Hoon Kim, “Optimal Online Coverage Path Planning with Energy Constraints”, International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Montreal, Canada, May 13 – 17, 2019.
      • Irvin S. Cardenas, Kelsey A. Vitullo, Michelle Park, *Jong-Hoon Kim, Margarita Benitez, Chanjuan Chen, and Linda Ohrn-McDaniels, “Telesuit: An Immersive User-Centric Telepresence Control Suit”, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Deagu, South Korea, March 11 – 14, 2019
      • Irvin S. Cardenas, HyunJae Jeong, *Jong-Hoon Kim, and Yongseok Chi “Unique Cipher-acoustic Languages for Human-Robot Interactions”, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Deagu, South Korea, March 11 – 14, 2019
      • *Devine, M.A., Kim, J. H., Sharma, G., Shaker, A., Paskert, M., Lin, X.,“Using virtual reality to promote healthy active living for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities”. The American Academy of Leisure Sciences’ Annual Conference on Research and Teaching, Greenville, SC, February 26 – March 1, 2019
      • Do Yeon Kim, Irvin Cardenas, Suho Lee, Young-Jin Jung, and *Jong-Hoon Kim, “A Step Towards Fully Autonomous Maintenance Robots: Learning From Teleoperation Through Adaptive Knowledge”, the 1st World Conference for Inspection and Maintenance Robotics, Galveston, Texas, Nov 13-14, 2018. (Abstract)
      • Irvin Cardenas, Do Yeon Kim, and *Jong-Hoon Kim, “Software Design and Interaction Model of a Humanoid Telepresence for U.S.A.R”, the 1st World Conference for Inspection and Maintenance Robotics, Galveston, Texas, Nov 13-14, 2018. (Abstract)
      • Nate Kanyok and *Jong-Hoon Kim, “An Ethical Framework for Developing an Inspection and Maintenance Robot”, the 1st World Conference for Inspection and Maintenance Robotics, Galveston, Texas, Nov 13-14, 2018.(Abstract)
      • Gokarna Sharma and *Jong-Hoon Kim, “Approximating Sweep Coverage Delay”, The Fourth International Symposium on Ubiquitous Networking (UNET-18), May 02-05, 2018, Hammamet, Tunisia
      • Irvin Steve Cardenas and *Jong-Hoon Kim, “Robot-Human Agreements and Financial Transaction Enabled by a Blockchain and Smart Contracts”, The 13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI-18), March 58, 2018, Chicago, IL, USA
      • *Jong-Hoon Kim, Gokarna Sharma, Irvin Cardenas, DoYeon Kim, S.S. Iyengar and Nagarajan Prabakar, “Dynamic PIN : A Novel Approach towards Secure ATM Authentication”, The 4th Annual Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, (CSCI’17), Dec 14-16, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
      • Irvin Steve Cadenas, Chaisay Nicholas Letdara, Brian Selle, and *Jong-Hoon Kim, “ImmersiFLY: Merged Reality Pilot Training”, The 4th Annual Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, (CSCI’17), Dec 14-16, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
      • Gilson Dos Santos, Akhil Koothal, Irvin Steve Cadenas, Michael Lovell, Christian Collier, and *Jong-Hoon Kim, “Flightbot: Towards Improving In-flight Customer Experience”, The 4th Annual Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, (CSCI’17), Dec 14-16, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
      • *Kambiz Ghazinour, Jong-Hoon Kim, and Xiang Lian, “A Secure and Smart Framework for Monitoring Infants Safety”, The 4th Annual Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, (CSCI’17), Dec 14-16, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
      • Do Yeon Kim, Irvin Steve Cardenas, and *Jong-Hoon Kim, “Engage/Disengage: Control Triggers for Immersive Telepresence Robots”, The ACM/IEEE International Conference Human-Agent Interaction, HAI ’17, October 1720, 2017, Bielefeld, Germany.
      • *Jong-Hoon Kim, Nagarajan Prabakar, Gokarna Sharma and S. Sitharama Iyengar, “Inspiring Innovative Aspirations among Undergraduate Students using Self-Motivated Project-Based Learning”, the 8th Annual International Conference on Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology, (CSEIT 2017), October 9-10, 2017, Singapore.
      • Do Yeon Kim, *Jong-Hoon Kim, Mangai Prabakar, and YoungJin Jung, “Design of Smart Portable Rehabilitation Exoskeletal Device for Upper Limb ”, Proceedings of the 32th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference (SBEC), Shreveport, LA, USA, 11-13 March 2016, (Abstract)
      • Lohit Penubaku, Jong-Hoon Kim, *Sitharama Iyengar and Shilpa Kadbur, “Access Control System which uses human behavioral profiling for authentication”, The Second International Symposium on Signal Processing and Intelligent Recognition Systems (SIRS’15), Technopark, Trivandrum, India, December 16 – 19,2015
      • Sarra Berrahal, Jong-Hoon Kim, Slim Rekhis, *Noureddine Boudriga, Deon Wilkinsu, and Jaime Acevedou, “Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle Assisted WSN-based Border Surveillance”, Proceedings of The 23rd International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (IEEE SoftCOM 2015) , Bol (Island of Brac), Croatia, September 16 – 18, 2015.
      • Harold Martin, Jaime Donaw, Robert Kelly, YoungJin Jung, *Jong-Hoon Kim, “A Novel Approach of Prosthetic Arm Control using Computer Vision, Biosignals, and Motion Capture”, Proceedings of IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE-SSCI 2014), Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., December 9-12, 2014.
      • Jong-Hoon Kim, *Nagarajan Prabakar, and Cynthia Tope, “Efficient Concurrent Operations of Telepresence Avatars”, Proceedings of The 44th International Symposium on Robotics, Seoul, Korea, October 24-26, 2013
      • Michael Waddell, Joel Villasuso, Daniela ChavezGuevera, and *Jong-Hoon Kim, “Standardized Linearization and Vectorization Algorithm for Arm Motion Control of A Humanoid Telepresence Robot”, Proceedings of The 44th International Symposium on Robotics, Seoul, Korea, October 24-26, 2013.
      • Mangai Prabakar, and *Jong-Hoon Kim, “TeleBot: Design Concept of Telepresence Robot for Law Enforcement”, Proceedings of the 2013 World Congress on Advances in Nano, Biomechanics, Robotics, and Energy Research (ANBRE13), Seoul, Korea, pp. 34-42, August 25-28, 2013.
      • *Nagarajan Prabakar, C. Tope, and Jong-Hoon Kim, “A Smart Multi Telepresence Robot Management System”, Proceedings of the 2013 World Congress on Advances in Nano, Biomechanics, Robotics, and Energy Research (ANBRE13), Seoul, Korea, pp. 43-51, August 25-28, 2013.
      • Francisco Peleato, Mangai Prabakar, and *Jong-Hoon Kim, “Smart Global Positioning System for Autonomous Delivery Robots in Hospitals”, Proceedings of the 29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference (SBEC), Miami, FL, May 2012

Domestic Conference Publication

      • Hyunjae Jeong, Xiangxu Lin, Alfred Shaker, Irvin Steve Cardenas, *Jong-Hoon Kim, Jeremy Robins, and Yong-Seok Chi, “Design of a Safe, Low Cost, Open-source, and Open-hardware Educational Drone”, Florida Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics, Lakeland, Florida, May 2019
      • Jayesh Soni, *Nagarajan Prabakar, and Jong-Hoon Kim, “Prediction of Component Failures of Telepresence Robot with Temporal Data”, Florida Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics, Miami, Florida, May 2017
      • Shiny Pearl Kona, Nathaniel Butler, Rajesh Vijayasekar, Worlanyo Adzimah, and *Jong-Hoon Kim, “Design of an Intelligent Robotic Audio System for Smart Home Environment”,  Florida Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics, Miami, Florida, May 2014
      • Justin Rodriguez, Hunter Michko, Anthony Aguilar, and *Jong-Hoon Kim, “Design of a Low Cost Emergency Response Bot”, Florida Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics, Miami, Florida, May 2014
      • Lazaro Herrera, Francisco Peleato, and *Jong-Hoon Kim, “Viability of Indoor Robotic Air Aquariums”, Florida Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics, Boca Raton, Florida, May 2012
      • Cardenas Irvin, Shao Leo, and *Jong-Hoon Kim, “GunBot: Design Concept of a Semi-Autonomous UGV with Omni-directional Mobility and Auto-Target Tracking”, Florida Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics, Boca Raton, Florida, May 2012.
      • Daniela Chavez Guevara and *Jong-Hoon Kim, “ScouterBot: Design of a Low Cost Autonomous Ball-boy Robot”, Florida Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics, Boca Raton, Florida, May 2012

Prof. Kim leads the ATR_Kent team for developing a multi-purpose telepresense humanoid robot, called  TeleBot-2.