Seungmoon Song

ssm0445 at gmail

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

Email: ssm0445 at gmail
CV
(updated at May 2015)




homepage updated at June 2015

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

08. 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 of legged locomotion, to their applications to rehabilitation technologies and legged robots. My current research focuses on better understanding the control of human locomotion using neuromuscular physics simulation.

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


I am eager to share and discuss research ideas. Send me an email if you do not have access to my publications.


Journal paper

S. Song and H. Geyer, “A neural circuitry that emphasizes spinal feedback generates diverse behaviours of human locomotion,” The Journal of Physiology, accepted. [accepted pdf] [video]


Refereed conference papers

S. Song, J. Kim, and K. Yamane, “Development of a bipedal robot that walks like an animation character,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 3596-3602, 2015. [pdf] [video] [press]

S. Song, R. Desai, and H. Geyer, “Integration of an adaptive swing control into a neuromuscular human walking model,” IEEE Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), pp. 4915-4918, 2013. [pdf]

S. Song and H. Geyer, “Generalization of a muscle-reflex control model to 3D walking,” IEEE Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), pp. 7463-7466, 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 Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), pp. 3179-3182, 2013. [pdf]

S. Song and H. Geyer, “Regulating speed and generating large speed transitions in a neuromuscular human walking model,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 511-516, 2012. [pdf] [video] [slides]

S. Song and H. Geyer, “The energetic cost of adaptive feet in walking,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), pp. 1597-1602, 2011. [pdf] [slides]

S. Song, Y. Ryoo, and D. Hong, “Development of an omnidirectional walking engine for full-sized lightweight humanoid robots,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC), pp. 847-854, 2011. [pdf] [video1] [video2] [slides]

S. Song, D. Hwang, S. Seo, and J. Ha, “Linear-time encodable rate-compatible punctured LDPC codes with low error floors,” IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), pp.749-753, 2008. [pdf]


Patent

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


Other technical writings

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

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





Talks (video recorded)


ICRA 2015 (3 min talk) Development of a bipedal robot that walks like an animation character [video]

Dynamic Walking 2013 (10 min talk + 10 min Q&A) Robust 3D locomotion in simulation using primarily reflex control [video]