Young Soo Park leads the Robotics and Remote Systems (R&RS) Program in the Applied Materials Division. The program aims at applying the traditional R&RS and emerging technologies for development of new automation technologies for next-generation manufacturing processes. He is also a Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Computation Institute.
Young Soo has over 25 years of experience in the development of robotics and remote systems technologies for applications mainly in nuclear as well as in other industrial and healthcare areas. He has developed broad expertise in design and development of software and hardware related to robotics, simulation, I&C, and AI technologies. He serves as a subject matter expert on robotics for the DOE-EM, and an executive officer of the ANS R&RS division.
Recently, he has worked on the development of new telerobotics operation technology for nuclear facility decommissioning, where enhanced robustness and dexterous manipulation performance is achieved by integrating 3D sensing/reconstruction, augmented-reality, human-robot interface, and robust robot manipulator design. His particular future interest is in the enhancement of human-robot interface/interaction for co-robotic manufacturing processes and human-assistive devices.