2019 ACE Lab Internship Program Review – Lee Daon and Choi Hohyun

ACE Lab Summer Internship Review

Lee Daon, Hanyang University Mechanical Engineering

Through a class I took in my 7th semester, I started to grow interest in the control field, and wanted to apply my knowledge in automobiles. That’s why I applied to ACE Lab’s summer internship program.

We had to run an individual project with our mentor, unlike last year. My project was on ‘Design of a Coupled Controller in Longitudinal and Lateral direction for an Autonomous Vehicle’. First, I started learning basic background knowledge in automotive dynamics, Model Predictive Control and ROS. I started analyzing controlling codes after the studies and was able to complete an algorithm that takes both longitudinal and lateral direction into account and controls both. The final result was created after multiple tests through the simulator to find the adequate parameter.

The internship program taught me ‘logic’. I had to deliver my progress through the mid-term and final presentations. In the presentations, I had to logically persuade the audience the necessity of longitudinal and lateral control, which required me to also explain why we need an adequate control system, the steps of automotive control system and the problems of the precedent studies. Setting a specific goal and analyzing results according to the goal required a lot of work in building a sound logic. That was the part I spent most of the time, thinking that I should be able to persuade people without prior knowledge.

Moreover, I was able to have a valuable experience. One of the biggest questions I had as an undergraduate student was how the things we learn are applied in field and how they are developed. I was able to develop a profound understanding in the auto-driving field and experience multiple tools and platforms such as C++, Linux and Ros. Especially, the field trip to the Samsung Electronics’ Automotive Part team was memorable.

Lastly, I met wonderful people. Although the internship was as short as two months, I could feel the good vibes of the ACE Lab. I got through the time thanks to professor Myoungho Sunwoo, who remembered each and every intern researchers and the fellow researchers and my mentor who answered all my tedious questions and even my personal problems. Thank you again to all ACE Lab members for the valuable experience.

Professor Myoungho Sunwoo and the intern researchers after the final presentation

ACE Lab Summer Internship Review

Choi Hohyun, Hanyang University Automotive Engineering

I dreamed of going to ACE Lab during my undergraduate years without any specific knowledge about the lab itself. I participated in the internship pro