Myoung Gon Kim

Software engineer at
Navigation task group, Robot intelligence team, Samsung Research Center
56th SeongChon street, SeoCho-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

email: m_gon_kim@korea.ac.kr
CV, Google Scholar

Research Interests


  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality
  • Robot Navigation
  • Researches



    Scaled Jump in Gravity-reduced Virtual Environments

    MyoungGon Kim, Sunglk Cho, Tanh Quang Tran, Seong-Pil Kim, Ohung Kwon, and JungHyun Han.
    IEEE transactions on visualization and computer graphics 23.4 (2017): 1360-1368.



  • Jump motion is up or down scaled in virtual environments
  • Extent to which a jump can be scaled without the discrepancy being noticed by the user is measured
  • Based on the tolerable range of scaling, retargeted jump is developed
  • In the retargeted jump, a user can jump onto virtaul objects while jumping on the real-world flat floor
  • Effects of Switchable DOF for Mid-Air Manipulation in Immersive Virtual Environments

    MyoungGon Kim, and JungHyun Han.
    International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction (2018): 1-13.



  • Degrees of freedom (DOF) during 3D object manipulation is studied
  • “Switchable DOF,” “with DOF sepeartion” and “without DOF separtion” methods are compared
  • Effects of dynamically switching between 1DOF, 2DOF, and 3DOF operations are studied
  • Correlations between “DOF” and “speed and precision of mainpulation” is researched
  • Interaction with virtual objects

    Funded by Samsung Electronics
    March 2017 ~ Feb 2018



  • 3D object manipulation system for mobile virtual environments is studied
  • Select, deselect, translate, rotate and scale operations are implemented
  • For natural operations, gestures including Pinch, Unfold and Point are used
  • Collaborated with gesture recognition and physics engine for system integration
  • Professional Experiences



    Samsung Research Center

    Navigation task group, Robot Intelligence team
    March 2018 ~ present
  • Behavior planner development for Samsung retail bot
  • Off-line coverage planner development for Robotic vacuum cleaner
  • Swizzle (music streaming startup)

    Singapore development team, Ideabove inc.
    March ~ July 2017
  • Front-end development internship
  • Particiapted in Startup Asia 2017
  • Extra Activities



    Book illustration

    March 2016~ March 2018
  • Illuststrations of the book, “Computer Graphics with OpenGL ES written by prof. JungHyun Han” are designed
  • Undergraduate student project

    Computer Graphics term project
    2nd semester 2014



  • OpenGL based 1st person view shooting game
  • Go close to coins to pick them and throw coins to the dragon to kill it
  • Cylinder bounding volume is developed to implement coin collisons
  • Silicon valley field trip

    Funded by Natioanl IT Industry Promotion Agency
    Jan and July 2014
  • A week of trip each in January and July 2014
  • Visited multiple companies including Intel, Google and dropbox
  • International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)

    Funded by Engneering department of Korea University
    2014
  • Attended annual conference 2014 at Ecuador as a representative of Korean students
  • Worked as a volunteer of the student events in Korea during 2014
  • Military Service

    Jan 2010 ~ Nov 2011
  • Computer Technician
  • 81th Maintenance Battalion, 3rd Logistics Support Command, Republic of Korea Army
  • Server, Security devices and Intranet network maintenance