Ho Seok Ahn

Ho Seok AHN is a lecturer, which is equivalent to Assistant Professor at major universities abroad, at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand, since 2015. He received his B.S. degree in Information and Communication Engineering from Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer science from Seoul National University, Republic of Korea, in 2005 and 2010, respectively. He was a researcher at Samsung Software Membership, Samsung Electronics Co., Republic of Korea, from 2001 to 2008. He was a visiting researcher at the Intelligent Systems Research Institute at Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, in 2006, funded by JSPS and NRF. He was a senior researcher at Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), Republic of Korea, from 2010 to 2012. He was a lecture at University of Science & Technology (UST), Republic of Korea, from 2011 to 2012. He was a research scientist at Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Department of Ambient Intelligence, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan, from 2012 to 2013. He was a postdoctoral researcher (research professor) at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, from 2013 to 2015. His research interests include social robots, cultural robots, facial robots, artificial emotional systems, Human-Robot Interaction, healthcare robots, android robots, humanoid robots, intelligent service robots, and modular robot systems. He has 2 book, and published over 100 research papers, 3 book chapters, 18 patents, and 21 technical reports. He got 12 Best Paper Awards, 1 Best Research Award, and 29 Awards from Robotics Competitions, such as intelligent robot competitions and FIRA robot soccer championships.

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This book consists of 18 chapters about current research results of service robots. Topics covered include various kinds of service robots, development environments, architectures of service robots, Human-Robot Interaction, networks of service robots and basic researches such as SLAM, sensor network, etc. This book has some examples of the research activities on Service Robotics going on around the globe, but many chapters in this book concern advanced research on this area and cover interesting topics. Therefore I hope that all who read this book will find lots of helpful information and be interested in Service Robotics. I am really appreciative of all authors who have invested a great deal of time to write such interesting and high quality chapters.

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