• Assistant Professor
Pilwon Hur

Educational Background

  • 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

Research Interests

  • Motor Control, Rehabilitation Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Free Energy Principle, Biomechanics, Neuromechanics, Sensory Prosthesis, Virtual/Tele Rehabilitation, Gait and Posture.

Selected Publications

  • Kenneth Chao, and Pilwon Hur, "Generalized Contact Constraints of Hybrid Trajectory Optimization for Different Terrains and Analysis of Sensitivity to Randomized Initial Guesses," IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Macau, November 4-8, 2019
  • Namita Anil Kumar, Shawanee Patrick, and Pilwon Hur, "Pilot Study on the Needs of Prospective Exoskeleton Users with Impaired Mobility," IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO), Beijing, China, Oct 31-Nov 2, 2019
  • Pilwon Hur, Yi-Tsen Pan and Christian DeBuys, "Free Energy Principle in Human Postural Control System: Skin Stretch Feedback Reduces the Entropy," Scientific Reports, 2019
  • Mohammad Moein Nazifi and Pilwon Hur, "Angular Momentum Regulation May Dictate the Slip Severity," PLOS One, 2019
  • Woolim Hong, Victor Paredes, Kenneth Chao, Shawanee Patrick, Pilwon Hur, "Consolidated control framework to control a powered transfemoral prosthesis over inclined terrain conditions," IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 20-24, Montreal, Canada, pp2838-2844, 2019