Dr. Park receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

February 20, 2019

Dr. Chung-Hyuk Park has received a five-year, $429,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program grant for his project “CAREER: Social Intelligence with Contextual Ambidexterity for Long-Term Human-Robot Interaction and Intervention (LT-HRI2).” The project aims to develop a novel socio-emotional human-robot interaction framework with contextual ambidexterity to answer the following question: How might we be able to develop intelligent socially-assistive robotic systems that can cope with the developmental processes as well as gender-specific characteristics of individuals with autism spectrum disorder? The knowledge gained through this project will be directly fused into educational activities for the future generation and for students from underrepresented groups to develop creative mindsets and analytic skills in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).