Junghwan Back

Junghwan BackJunghwan Back, BEng, MSc
PhD student



Email: Junghwan.Back@kcl.ac.uk


Junghwan Back is a PhD student under the supervision of Hongbin Liu and Kaspar Althoefer. He received Msc Robotics in King’s College. He was awarded the Local Best Project from IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology) in 2011.

Recently, he is involved in STIFF-FLOP, GSC, and Catheter Heart Surgery Robot projects. His recent main topic is giving intelligent reaction by a force control with haptic device to Flexible Manipulators and dexterous robot hand.

He joined the Centre for robotics Research in February 2014.

Description of Research

The fingertip is followed tangential force direction to explore unknown object surface to provide surface trajectory and material property. Also, during the surface following, generated normal force is almost constant value.


Research Interest

  • Medical robotics
  • Flexible Manipulators
  • Force Controls
  • Catheter Robot
  • Grasping Control
  • Haptic Device



J. Back, J. Bimbo, Y. Noh, L. Seneviratne, K. Althoefer, H. Liu, “Control a Contact Sensing Finger for Surface Haptic Exploration”, in 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2014.

Noh Y, Sareh S, Back J, Wurdemann H, Ranzazni T, Secco E, Faragasso A, Liu H & Althoefer K, “A Three-Axial Body Force Sensor for Flexible Manipulators” 2014 IEEE International Confernce on Robotics and Automation.