Saekwang Nam is a PhD student in Haptic Intelligence department of Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. His main interests are to explore the principle of human finger perception, to model their relation mathematically, and to demonstrate the effectiveness of engineered model. He is also interested in developing soft material based actuators and sensors.
Before participating in HI group, he had worked in Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon, South Korea, where he had focused on morphing technologies based on electro-active polymer.
Brief career and education flow is as follows:
- Researcher, ETRI (2013~2017)
- M.S., Computer Science, University of California, San Diego (2011~2013)
- B.E., Human & Mechanical Systems Engineering, Kanazawa University (2007~2011)
haptics soft actuators human computer interaction soft robotics
Our goal is to understand the principles of Perception, Action and Learning in autonomous systems that successfully interact with complex environments and to use this understanding to design future systems