Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dongheui Lee

Associate Professor

Human-centered Assistive Robotics

Contact Details

Visitenkarte in TUMonline

Academic Career and Research Areas

The research interests of Prof. Lee (b. 1977) encompass machine learning for robots and cognitive robotics. She also evaluates and analyzes human motion and human-robot-interaction. In recognition of her achievements in research, Dongheui Lee was named a Carl von Linde Junior Fellow of the TUM Institute for Advanced Study in 2011.

Prof. Lee studied mechanical engineering at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea, and did her doctorate at the University of Tokyo in 2007. From 2001 to 2004, she was a research fellow at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), where she developed a navigation algorithm for mobile robots. After her doctorate, she worked as project assistant professor at the University of Tokyo’s Department of Mechano-Informatics (2007-09). Since 2009, Prof. Lee has been junior professor of dynamic human-robot interaction at TUM. She conducts research as part of the Cognition for Technical Systems (CoTeSys) cluster of excellence.


  • Carl von Linde Junior Fellow (2011)
  • Finalistin des KUKA Service Robotics Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (2009)
  • Hirose Scholarship award (2006, 2007)
  • Best Mimetic Award, IEEE-RAS / IFRR International School of Robotics Science (2005)
  • Korea Science and Engineering Foundation Grant Awardee (2004, 2005)

Key Publications

Lee D, Ott C, Nakamura Y: “Mimetic communication model with compliant physical contact in human-humanoid interaction”. The International Journal of Robotics Research. 2010; accepted.


Lee D, Ott C: “Incremental motion primitive learning by physical coaching using impedance control”. Proc. 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. 2010.

Lee D, Nakamura Y: “Mimesis model from partial observations for a humanoid robot”. The International Journal of Robotics Research. 2010; 29(1): 60-80.


Lee D, Chung W: “Discrete status based localization for indoor service robots”. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. 2006; 53(5): 1737-1746.


Chung W, Lee D, Choi CH: “Laser distance sensor application to control of mobile robot”. Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems Engineering (ICASE Magazine). 2002; 8(5): 17-22.