Dr. Jon Kim received his BS (1st-class honour equivalent) and MS degrees in electrical engineering at the Chungnam National University, South Korea in 1997/99 respectively. He has obtained his doctoral degree on mechatronics at the University of Sydney in 2004, pioneering the area of airborne simultaneous localisation and localisation (SLAM). He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Autonomous Systems (CAS) in Sydney before he joined ANU.
He is the recipient of the Charles Sharpe Beecher Prize and Award from IMechE, UK, 2005 for his contributions to the aerospace engineering. He co-chaired ACRA (Australasian Conference in Robotics and Automation) in 2008 and served an Associated Editor role for IEEE-IROS in 2008.
Dr Jon Kim's research interests are on
- Autonomous robotics, focusing on visual perception and its use for aiding autonomous navigation
- Data fusion accross multiple agents
- Achiving persistent autonomy for life-long operations
- Ground and aerial robot systems