Byung-Cheol Min, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University













Byung-Cheol (BC) Min



I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. In May 2014, I received my Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in Computer and Information Technology with a specialization in Robotics, under the supervision of Prof. Eric Matson. My dissertation  topic was "Building Large-scale Broadband Networks using Mobile Robots".


I am working with Prof. Bernardine Dias and Prof. Aaron Steinfeld for the NSF NRI project on Assistive Robots for Blind Travelers. My current research effort is to explore the use of co-robots to enhance the safety and independence of blind and visually impaired travelers, with the goal of effectively assisting these travelers in navigating unfamiliar urban environments. In recent years, my research interests have been at the intersection of robotics, human-robot interaction, and sensor networks. Specific topics of interest include:

  • Human-robot interaction in assistive robotics
  • Control of multi-robot systems
  • Development of robotic sensor networks
  • Evolutionary algorithms for autonomous system control
  • Artificial intelligence in multi-agent systems and cyber-physical systems.

Besides, applications of my research include field robotics, search-and-rescue robots, networked robotics, assistive technology, unmanned aerial vehicles, robot navigation, object tracking, formation control, and embedded systems.

Curriculum Vita (CV)




Postdoctoral Fellow

Field Robotics Center

The Robotics Institute

School of Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University


Newell-Simon Hall 2104

5000 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA

Email: bmin(at)




 Recent News



  • 04/18/2015 A paper titled "Towards Effective Human-Robot Interaction for Visually Imparied Adults" has been accepted for presentation as a Late-Breaking Report at the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2015), Seattle, Washington, May 26-30, 2015.
  • 02/22/2015 A paper titled "Active Antenna Tracking System with Direcitonal Antennas for Enhancing Wireless Communication Capabilities of a Networked Robotic System" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Field Robotics!
  • 02/08/2015 I am co-orgarnizing a 2015 International Workshop on Communication for Humans, Agents, Robots, Machines and Sensors (CHARMS 2015), Belfort, France, August 17-20, 2015. The CHARMS 2015 will be part of MobiSPC 2015.
  • 01/30/2015 A paper titled "The NavPal Solution for Incorporating Information from Trusted Sources to Enhance Urban Navigation for Blind Travelers", has been accepted for publication in the Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2015), Seattle, Washington, May 26-30, 2015. (Link)
  • 01/02/2015 I will give a talk titled "Enhancing Urban Navigation for Blind Travelers with a Smart Phone Aid that Benefits from a Network of Trusted Sources" at the Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting, Wachingon D.C., Jan 11-15, 2015. (Link)
  • 12/23/2014 A paper titled "How Would You Describe Assistive Robots to People Who are Blind or Low Vision" has been accepted for presentation as a Late-Breaking Report at the ACM/IEEE 2015 Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2015), Portland, Mar. 2-5, 2015.
  • 07/11/2014 I am on the Technical Program Committees of 2015 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS 2015) in Zadar, Croatia, April 13-15, 2015.
  • 06/02/2014 I joined the TechBridgeWorld team at CMU. I will be working for the assistive robots for blind travelers project.
  • 05/20/2014 I am an Associate Technical Program Chair of the Sixth International Conference on Automation, Robotics, and Applications (ICARA 2015), Queenstown, New Zealand, February 17-19, 2015.
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