Pilwon Hur

Assistant Professor


Office: MEOB 222
Phone: 979.862.4461
Email: pilwonhur@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

Motor Control, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Robotics, Biomechanics, Neuromechanics, Sensory Prosthesis, Virtual/Tele Rehabilitation, Gait and Posture.


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign, 2010
  • M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2010
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 2006
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, 2004

Selected Publications

Kenneth Chao, and Pilwon Hur, "A Step Towards Generating Human-Like Walking Gait via Trajectory Optimization through Contact for a Bipedal Robot with One-Sided Springs on Toes," IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2017

Yi-Tsen Pan, and Pilwon Hur, "Interactive Balance Rehabilitation Tool with Wearable Skin Stretch Device," IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2017

Woolim Hong and Pilwon Hur, "Transfemoral Prosthesis Control for Slope Walking with Principal Component Analysis," American Society of Biomechanics, 2017

Han Ul Yoon, Namita Anil Kumar, and Pilwon Hur, "Synergistic Effects on the Elderly People’s Motor Control by Wearable Skin-Stretch Device Combined with Haptic Joystick," Frontiers in Neurorobotics, Vol 11:31, 2017

Mohammad Moein Nazifi, Han Ul Yoon, Kurt Beschorner, and Pilwon Hur, "Shared and Task-Specific Muscle Synergies During Normal Walking and Slipping," Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Vol 11:40, 2017

Han Ul Yoon, Ranxiao F Wang, Seth A Hutchinson, and Pilwon Hur, "Customizing Haptic and Visual Feedback for Assistive Human-Robot Interface and the Effects on Performance Improvement," Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol 91, pp258-269, 2017

Yi-Tsen Pan, Han U. Yoon, and Pilwon Hur, "A Portable Sensory Augmentation Device for Balance Rehabilitation Using Fingertip Skin Stretch Feedback," IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol 25, Issue 1, pp28-36, 2017

Victor Paredes, Woolim Hong, Shawanee Patrick, and Pilwon Hur, "Upslope Walking with Transfemoral Prosthesis using Optimization based Spline Generation," IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2016

Na Jin Seo, Jayashree Arun Kumar, Pilwon Hur, Vincent Crocher, Binal Motawar, Kishor Lakshminarayanan, "Usability evaluation of low-cost virtual reality hand and arm rehabilitation games," Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Vol 53, Issue 3, pp321-324, 2016

Kenneth Chao, Matthew Powell, Aaron D. Ames, and Pilwon Hur, "Unification of Locomotion Pattern Generation and Control Lyapunov Function-Based Quadratic Programs," American Control Conference, 2016

Na Jin Seo, Marcella Kosmopoulos, Leah R. Enders, Pilwon Hur, "Effect of Remote Sensory Noise on Hand Function Post Stroke," Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Vol 8:934, 2014

Pilwon Hur, Yao-Hung Wan, and Na Jin Seo, "Investigating the Role of Vibrotactile Noise in Early Response to Perturbation," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol 61, Issue 6, pp1628-1633, 2014