Dr. Christopher Yee Wong
Christopher Yee WONG (preferably just "Chris" as the rest is just a mouthful) is a research associate in the lab specializing in various aspects of physical-social human-robot interaction (psHRI), particularly multimodal analysis of humans when interacting with robots through touch. The grand vision that motivates his research is creating a robotic assistant that people can safely, intuitively, and comfortably interact collaboratively with in homes, businesses, factories, and hospitals.
Prior to joining the RAISE Lab, he was a postdoctoral fellow at several institutions, including l'Université de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, Canada), Laboratoire d’Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier (Montpellier, France), and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Tsukuba, Japan). He also enjoys teaching, cooking, dragon boat, and is a hobbyist maker with a small Etsy store.
Personal Website: https://chrisywong.github.io/
exploring the social, operational, and technical aspects of using robots in retail spaces
physical-social human-robot interaction (psHRI)
multimodal analysis of humans through computer vision, force sensing, and touch
safety in robotics
sensor observability analysis