Have you ever asked yourself what robots can learn from us? Professor Lee is a robot researcher trying to find answers to this question and wants to make us better teachers in this field. As a mother of a two year old boy she's able to observe the process of his learning at the same time as the progress in her research. That's why it makes him an important source for her inspiration in robotics.
About Dongheui Lee
Prof. Dongheui Lee is an assistant professor at the Institute of Automatic Control Engineering of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technische Universität München. She is also head of the Dynamic Human Robot Interaction for Automation System Lab and a Carl-von-Linde Fellow at TUM Institute for Advanced Study.
She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees at the department of mechanical engineering, Kyunghee University, South Korea. After that, she worked as a research scientist at the Advanced Robotics Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). In 2007, she received her PhD degree at the department of Mechano‐Informatics of the University of Tokyo, Japan. After her PhD degree, she joined the center of Information and Robot Technology at the University of Tokyo as a project assistant professor. Professor Lee’s research interests include human motion understanding, human robot interaction, machine learning in robotics, and mobile robot navigation.