DGIST Undergraduate Students received the Top Paper Award by developing a ‘4-leg Walking Robot’ that applied Snake Movement - Best Research Paper Award for Undergraduates in ‘14th Korea Robotics Society Annual Conference (KROC)'
- Helped improve undergraduate students’ research skills through research project ‘UGRP’
▲DGIST undergraduate students and Professor Dongwon Yoon in the DGIST Robotics Engineering who received the Best Undergraduate Research Paper Award in KRoC 2019 by developing a '4-leg walking robot' (left in the back row)
DGIST undergraduate students received the Best Undergraduate Research Paper Award in a Korean conference by developing a 4-leg walking robot, which imitated a snake’s movement and characteristics.
DGIST announced on Monday, February 11 that an undergraduate student team (Advisor: Professor Dongwon Yoon in Robotics Engineering of DGIST) including Seonghyeon Kim, Yeseung Kim, Minsong Kim, and Jinhyeok Song in the School of Basic Sciences received the Best Undergraduate Research Paper Award in the ‘14th Korea Robotics Society Annual Conference (KRoC 2019)’.
In KRoC held by the Korea Robotics Society in Phoenix Park, PyeongChang, Gangwon-do from Sunday, January 20 to Wednesday, January 23, DGIST undergraduate students presented a research paper on ‘Development of 4-leg Walking Robot using Snake’s Movement Principle and received the first place in the undergraduate division among 315 teams (regular and undergraduate students).
Through Undergraduate Group Research Program (UGRP) over the past year, undergraduate students researched a biomimetic robot that analyzed a snake’s movement and form and experimented engineering theories such as motion control, simulation, and the calculation of strength and speed needed to move a robot.
Professor Dongwon Yoon in the DGIST Robotics Engineering Department said “Undergraduate students interested in developing a robot that imitated an animal’s movement came to discuss the project with me and chose a snake robot, which showed interesting motions. It was a great opportunity for students in a single department to broaden related knowledge and understanding through performing an integrated engineering and biology research.”
Through their understanding of engineering and biology, the DGIST undergraduate students formed and controlled a snake-shaped robot that has MDOF unlike other robots, and applied their in-depth research of friction relationship between a wave movement and floor on developing a 4-leg walking robot.
Students also received positive feedback because they overcame the obstacles that the existing 4-leg walking robot could not and successfully performed an experiment to increase mobility, by designing and producing a footboard and appendage to realize aeolotropy , a characteristic of snake movement.
DGIST undergraduate student Seonghyeon Kim said “Over the past year, I’ve learned so much through the research project with my classmates and Professor Yoon and am very happy to have such outstanding result. By upgrading our research topic further, I will become a scientist who develops a high-performance robot.”