Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Optimization in Robotics and Biomechanics

Khai-Long Ho Hoang

Research Associate


Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Optimization, Robotics & Biomechanics (ORB)
Institute for Computer Engineering (ZITI)
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)
Berliner Str. 45
69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Research Interests

  • Rehabilitation and Assistance Robotics
  • Modeling, Optimization and Optimal Control in Human Motions
  • Balance and Stability in Human Motions
  • Gait Analysis in Clinical Rehabilitation
  • Human Locomotion Research

Mobot Project (2013-2016) 

  • Model-based Optimization of the Sit-to-stand Transfer of Elderly Humans
  • Model-based Optimization of the Design and Control of a Sit-to-Stand Assistance Device

Short CV 

Since 2010 - PhD program at the Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences (HGS MathComp)

05/2013 - 07/2016 - Research associate in the EU-Project MOBOT on intelligent multi-modal mobility assistance devices for elderly people

08/2012 - 12/2012 - Research semester at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) in Pensacola, Florida, USA

2011 - 2013 - Head of Organization of the annual public event Lange Nacht der Robotik (Robotics Night), IWR Robotics Lab, Heidelberg University, Germany

05/2008 - 09/2010 - Trainee Careers in Application (CiA) at Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany

2003 - 2007 - Research assistant at Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics (ITM, 2007), Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAT, 2005) and Institute of Applied and Experimental Mechanics (MechA, 2003) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany

01/2006 - 04/2006 - Internship at Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd., Worcester, UK

07/2005 - 11/2005 - Internship at Voith Turbo India Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, India


Mombaur, K. & Ho Hoang, K.-L. 
How to best support sit to stand transfers of geriatric patients: Motion optimization under external forces for the design of physical assistive devices
Journal of Biomechanics , 2017, 58, 131 - 138

Corradi, D.; Ho Hoang, K.-L. & Mombaur, K.
Optimal control for balance assistance using a robotic rollator
IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), 2016, 594-599

Ho Hoang, K.-L. & Mombaur, K.
Adjustments to de Leva-anthropometric regression data for the changes in body proportions in elderly humans
Journal of Biomechanics, 2015, 48, 3732 - 3736

Ho Hoang, K.-L.; Corradi, D.; Delbasteh, S. & Mombaur, K.
Gait performance indicators for elderly humans interacting with robotic mobility assistance devices
IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), 2015, 758-763

Ho Hoang, K.-L. & Mombaur, K.
Optimal design of a physical assistive device to support sit-to-stand motions
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2015, 5891-5897

Ho Hoang, K.-L.; Mombaur, K. & Wolf, S. I.
Investigating Capturability in Dynamic Human Locomotion Using Multi-body Dynamics and Optimal Control
Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Complex Processes - HPSC 2012, Springer International Publishing (Bock, H. G.; Hoang, X. P.; Rannacher, R. & Schlöder, J. P. (Eds.)), 2014, 83-93     

Koolen, T.; Smith, J.; Thomas, G.; Bertrand, S.; Carff, J.; Mertins, N.; Stephen, D.; Abeles, P.; Englsberger, J.; McCrory, S.; van Egmond, J.; Griffioen, M.; Floyd, M.; Kobus, S.; Manor, N.; Alsheikh, S.; Duran, D.; Bunch, L.; Morphis, E.; Colasanto, L.; Ho Hoang, K.-L.; Layton, B.; Neuhaus, P.; Johnson, M. & Pratt, J.
Summary of Team IHMC's virtual robotics challenge entry
13th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), 2013, 307-314

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Last Update: 21.06.2017 - 16:44

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