Yunho (Ricky) Kim

I am currently a master student at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) advised by Jemin Hwangbo. My research interest includes Robotics and Machine Learning. Before joining Jemin's group at KAIST, I received my BS at Seoul National University majoring in mechanical engineering.
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Not Only Rewards But Also Constraints: Applications on Legged Robot Locomotion
Yunho Kim, Hyunsik Oh, Jeonghyun Lee, Jinhyeok Choi, Gwanghyeon Ji, Moonkyu Jung, Donghoon Youm, Jemin Hwangbo
ArXiv Preprint 2023 (submitted to T-RO)
[Project page] [Paper] [Summary video] [Experiment video 1] [Experiment video 2] [Experiment video 3]
Safety Guided Policy Optimization
Dohyeong Kim, Yunho Kim, Kyungjae Lee, Songhwai Oh
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2022)
[Paper] [Summary video]
Learning Forward Dynamics Model and Informed Trajectory Sampler for Safe Quadruped Navigation
Yunho Kim, Chanyoung Kim, Jemin Hwangbo
Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS 2022)
[Project page] [Paper] [Summary video]

Personal Projects

Perceptive locomotion
[Point-goal command video] [Velocity command video]

Design perceptive locomotion controllers for quadruped robots using deep reinforcement learning.
Terrain mapping
[Simulation video] [Real-world video]

Implement 2.5D terrain mapping pipeline in both the simulation and the real world.
Learning Multiple Gaits of Quadruped Robot Using Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning
[Project page]

Propose a multiple-gait learning framework inspired by central pattern generators.
Speech2Pickup: Speech Embedding Based Human-Robot Collaboration Model for Multi Object Robot Grasping Task

Process data and train a deep neural network to detect objects given speech commands.
Autonomous RC Car

Implement path tracking and planning algorithms for autonomous RC cars.