최형식 (崔炯植, Hyeung Sik Choi)

Professor/Director of Unmanned Ocean Vehicle Center 

Division of Mechanical Engineering

College of Ocean and Engineering

Korea Maritime and Ocean University


B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Korea Univ.

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of South Carolina

Ph.D. Robotics and Automatic Control, North Carolina State Univ


1993-1993               Postdoctoral fellow, KIMM(Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials)

1993-                        Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KMOU 

Research areas

  • Humanoid robot
  • Cooperating robot arm
  • Underwater robots
  • Robust control algorithms(sliding mode, fuzzy, robust control, adaptive control, genetic control…)
  • Sensor fusion
  • In-pipe robot
  • Exoskeletal system
  • Fault diagnosis


More than 180 international domestic papers including the following paper:

“Development of a New Buffing Robot Manipulator for Shoes, Hyeung-Sik Choi, Gyu-Deuk Hwang, Sam-Sang You, Robotica, Cambridge Press, 2008.1 ISSN: 0263-5747 .pp 56~62”


More than 50 patents including following one:

“Device for motor which compensates for torque due to gravity, No. 11/997,542”

“플라스틱 디스플레이 보드의 반사홈 형성 장치, No.2008-0095879”

Research reports

About 70 research reports including following one:

“Research on Simulator for Navigation Control of a Underwater Cleaning Robot, 2009, 8”


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