Jun Ho Oh

Professor at Mechanical Engineering Department at KAIST

Prof. Jun Ho Oh received his B.S. and M.S. degree from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea in 1977 and 1979, he received Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering in the field of automatic control at U.C., Berkeley in 1985. He is now a distinguished professor of mechanical engineering and the director of Humanoid robot research center(Hubo Lab) at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He performed many industry and government research projects in motion control, sensors, microprocessor applications, and robotics, etc. He is especially interested in mechatronics and system integration. In the recently ten years, he completed unique humanoid robot series KHR-1, KHR-2, Hubo, Hubo 2, DRC-Hubo and DRC-Hubo+. And he also developed Albert Hubo and Hubo FX-1. He is currently studying to improve the performance of humanoid robot for faster and more stable walking, robust robot system integration and light weight design, etc.

KAIST is the first science and technology university and top university in Korea. KAIST was established by the Korean government in 1971 as a research university to educate science and technology young talents.

오준호교수는 1977년 연세대학교 기계공학 학사, 1979년 동 대학 대학원 석사를 마치고 1979년부터 1981년까지 한국원자력연구소에서 연구원으로 근무하였다. 이후 도미하여 1985년 University of California, Berkeley에서 기계공학으로 Ph.D를 취득한 후 귀국하여 KAIST 생산공학과 교수로 부임한 이래 현재까지 기계공학과 교수로 재직 중이다. 2002년부터 KHR-1, KHR-2 를 시작으로 인간형 로봇 연구에 매진하여왔다. 2004년 휴보로봇을 발표한 이래, 알버트 휴보, 휴보 FX-1, 휴보 Q, 휴보II, 휴보II+, 휴보 T-100, DRC-Hubo, DRC-Hubo+ 등을 개발하였으며 2013년부터 다르파 로보틱스 챌린지(Darpa Robotics Challenge)에 도전하여 2015년 6월 결선에서 우승하며 상금 $200만을 획득하였다. 오준호 교수는 그간 카이스트人賞 대상 및 연구대상, 올해의 10대 과학기술인, 대통령표창, 대한민국 70대기술, 닮고 싶은 과학기술인상, 다르파 로보틱스 챌린지 1등상, 호암상 등을 수상하였다.

Over the past 46 years, KAIST has played a critical role in Korea’s rapid economic growth, conducting the majority of the nation’s strategic research and development (R&D) projects and training highly skilled researchers and engineers. Today, KAIST has received international recognition as a global research university, appearing annually in the top ranking of the world universities.