Byung-Cheol Min, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Purdue University

 

 

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I am a roboticist. I research how to enable multiple robots to collaborate with each other in a distributed way and to flexibly interact with any humans, in any situation, anywhere. To do so, I combine the practical and theoretical for maximal impact, and the scope of my research has spanned robotic fundamentals to robot development, as well as system design and integration of robotics technology and algorithms. My research focuses on:

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

Topics of my research include Distributed control, formation control, bio-inspired swarm robots, robotic sensor networks, multi-agent systems, networked robotics, search-and-rescue robots, unmanned aerial/surface/underwater vehicles, cyber-physical systems, accessibility.

 

Current Research Grants

CAREER: Adaptive Human Multi-robot Systems, Role: PI, Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Amount: $500,000 (02/15/2019 - 01/31/2024). (Link)

18-19 Laboratory and University Core Facility Research Equipment Program: Acquisition of a Modular Robotic Walkway for Development and Testing of Soft Assistive Exoskeletons, Role: Co-PI (PI: Richard Voyles), Sponsor: Purdue University, Amount: $169,845 (01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019).

CPS: Medium: Collaborative Research: Closed Loop Sustainable Precision Animal Agriculture, Role: Co-PI (PI: Richard Voyles), Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Amount: $541,448 (09/01/2018 - 08/31/2021). (Link)

PFI-RP: Partnerships for Innovation in Interoperable Building Information Modeling Technology for Applications in Automated Building Code Compliance Checking and Modular Construction Automation, Role: Co-PI (Jiansong Zhang), Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Amount: $915,597 (09/15/2018 - 08/31/2021). (Link)

Mobile Crowd Sensing for Sustainability Challenges: A Behavioral Approach to Inducing User Participation, Role: Co-PI (David J. Yu), Sponsor: Purdue Center for the Environment, Amount: $15,000 (06/01/2018 - 06/30/2019).

UNSA NEXUS: Robotic Water Quality Monitoring and Distribution Systems: A Pilot Study, Role: PI, Sponsor: Universidad Nacional de San Agustin, Amount: $365,439 (01/01/2018 - 12/31/2020). (Link)

Cybersecurity and Safety Challenges in Autonomous Vehicles: Threats Identification and Countermeasures Development, Role: PI, Sponsor: National Institute of Justice, Amount: $147,131 (08/01/2017 - 12/31/2020). (Link

I/UCRC Phase I: Robots and Sensors for the Human Well-being, Role: Senior Personnel (PI: Richard Voyles), Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Amount: $637,202 (09/15/2014 - 08/31/2020). (Link)

Workshop to Explore US/Korean Collaboration in Human-Friendly Co-Robotic Technologies, Role: Co-PI (PI: Richard Voyles), Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Amount: $14,980 (09/01/2017 - 03/31/2020). (Link)

 

Past Research Grants

FY18-19 PRF Research Grants: Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems for Control of Harmful Algae Blooms, Role: PI, Sponsor: Purdue University, Amount: $30,144 (05/10/2018 - 09/14/2019).

Distributed Multi-robot Systems for Autonomous Construction, Role: PI, Sponsor: Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Amount: $8,000 (11/01/2018 - 06/30/2019).

Developing Crancobots to Support Automated Construction of Buildings, Role: Co-PI (PI: Jiansong Zhang), Sponsor: Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Amount: $8,000 (11/01/2018 - 06/30/2019).

17-18 Laboratory and University Core Facility Research Equipment Program: Acquisition of Multiple Mobile Robot Platforms, Role: PI, Sponsor: Purdue University, Amount: $83,500 (01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018). (Link)

Drone-based Visual Inspection for Airplane, Role: PI, Sponsor: Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Amount: $8,000 (04/01/2018 - 06/30/2018).

Collaborative Interdisciplinary Machine Learning Research Infrastructure, Role: Co-PI (PI: Vetria Byrd), Sponsor: Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Amount: $8,000 (04/01/2018 - 06/30/2018).

Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) Summer Faculty Research Grant, Role: PI, Sponsor: Purdue University, Amount: $8,000 (06/01/2017 - 07/31/2017).

Provost Major Equipment Grant: Bi-Manual Dexterous Manipulation for Intuitive Autonomy, Role: Co-PI (PI: Richard Voyles), Sponsor: Purdue University, Amount: $144,732 (07/01/2016 - 06/31/2017).

Sejong-Purdue Program 2016, Role: Co-PI (PI: Eric T. Matson), Sponsor: Sejong University, Korea, Amount: $89,998 (05/01/2016 - 12/31/2016).

KyungPook National-IITP-Purdue Summer Software Program, Role: Co-PI (PI: Eric T. Matson), Sponsor: Kyungpook National University, Korea, Amount: $45,426 (05/01/2016 - 12/31/2016).

 


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