Sang Hoon Kang, Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UNIST has been honored to receive the 2020 Hakbo Assistive Robotic Technology (ART) Award from the Korea Robotics Society (KROS).
Established in 2013, the Hakbo ART Award is bestowed on young researchers, under the age of 45 years, who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in the area of robotics research. This award typically recognizes the significance of a particular contribution to the field of rehabilitation and health care robotics. Each year, one outstanding researcher is selected for the KROS Hakbo ART Award.
This award has been presented to Professor Kang in recognition of his achievements and contributions to the development of the robotics industry in 202o. The award presentation ceremony took place during the KROS annual general meeting, held on December 4, 2020.
This award is particularly special for us because it has been established through a generous donation from the late Professor Emeritus Zeungnam Bien, the father of Korean robotics, who passed away in 2017. The late Professor Emeritus Zeungnam Bien put his heart and soul into robotics research for the weak. Besides, he has contributed greatly to the area of human-friendly robotics for rehabilitation.
Professor Sang Hoon Kang, a leading expert in the field rehabilitation robotics, has received considerable research attention in recent years for developing an intelligent robot for stroke rehabilitation, as well as the study on the gait analysis of patients with knee osteoarthritis. In recent years, he has embarked on research cooperation for the rehabilitation of people with special needs in Ulsan region, in partnership with Ulsan Metropolitan City 2nd Special Needs Gymnasium. In addition, through cooperation with the Ulsan Occupational Accident Public Hospital, which will open in 2024, Professor Kang and his research team aim to expand their research capacities in the field of wokplace accident rehabilitation.