Seungmoon Song

ssm0445 at gmail

PhD Student
The Robotics Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Email: ssm0445 at gmail
CV
(updated at Nov 2013)




homepage updated at Nov 2013

Education

08. 2012 - current         PhD in the Robotics Institute
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Research: Neuromuscular human locomotion control
Advisor: Hartmut Geyer

08. 2010 - 12. 2011         MS in the Robotics Institute
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Research: Neuromuscular human walking speed control
Advisor: Hartmut Geyer

02. 2008 - 08. 2010         MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering, Virginia Tech, USA
Research: Walking controllers for humanoid robots with position-controlled joints
Advisor: Dennis Hong

02. 2004 - 08. 2008         BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Engineering, *ICU(KAIST), S. Korea
Summa cum laude
Minor: IT Business
Research: LDPC code, wireless communications
Advisor: Jeongseok Ha
* ICU(Information and Communications University) was Korea's IT-specialized university and merged with KAIST(Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) in 2009.




Research Projects

I am interested in all aspects of legged locomotion: from the basic principles of the dynamics and control, to their applications to rehabilitation technology and legged robots. My current research focuses on exploring the motor control of human locomotion.

thumb_humanCtrl

2011 ~

Neuromuscular control model of human locomotion


thumb_footBioM

2011 ~

Foot-ankle biomechanics and locomotion


thumb_pHumanoid

2009 ~ 2010

Walking controllers for humanoid robots

with position-controlled joints






Publications


Conference Papers

S. Song, R. Desai, and H. Geyer, “Integration of an adaptive swing control into a neuromuscular human walking model,” IEEE EMBC, 2013. [pdf]

S. Song and H. Geyer, “Generalization of a muscle-reflex control model to 3D walking,” IEEE EMBC, 2013. [pdf]

S. Song, C. LaMontagna, S. H. Collins, and H. Geyer, “The effect of foot compliance encoded in the windlass mechanism on the energetics of human walking,” IEEE EMBC, 2013. [pdf]

S. Song and H. Geyer, “Regulating speed and generating large speed transitions in a neuromuscular human walking model,” IEEE ICRA, 2012.

S. Song and H. Geyer, “The energetic cost of adaptive feet in walking,” IEEE ROBIO, 2011. [pdf]

S. Song, Y. Ryoo, and D. Hong, “Development of an omnidirectional walking engine for full-sized lightweight humanoid robots,” ASME IDETC, 2011. [pdf]

S. Song, D. Hwang, S. Seo, and J. Ha, “Linear-time encodable rate-compatible punctured LDPC codes with low error floors,” IEEE VTC, 2008. [pdf]


Posters

S. Song and H. Geyer, “Toward a neuromuscular control of human and humanoid locomotion,” IHT Conference, 2013.


Korean Patent

Apparatus and method for encoding low density parity check code, Korean patent 10-0999272-00-00, 2010.


Master's thesis

Development of an Omni-directional Gait Generator and a Stabilization Feedback Controller for Humanoid Robots,” M.S. thesis, Dept. Elect. Eng., Virginia Polytech Institute and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA, 2010.


Other technical writings

ROBOT (monthly magazine, Korea) “Robotic lower-limb prosthetics related technical issues - 2. Control algorithm,” May, 2013.

ROBOT (monthly magazine, Korea) “Robotic lower-limb prosthetics related technical issues - 1. Hardware,” April, 2013.





Competitions


2010

2010

2006


2005
3rd place in the adult-sized humanoid league, RoboCup.

4th place in the kid-sized humanoid league, RoboCup.

Selected in the Competition of Radio&Wireless Engineering Prototypes, Radio Education and Research Center, S. Korea.

Selected in the Competition of Radio&Wireless Engineering Prototypes, Radio Education and Research Center, S. Korea.





Talks


Dynamic Walking 2013 – Robust 3D locomotion in simulation using primarily reflex control