Jin-oh Kim worked at Samsung Electronics as the first general manager of the Robot Business Group. After joining Kwangwoon University, he served as the Director in Planning Committee for Robot Industry, and Steering Committee of National Robotics Initiative, as well as the Chairman of Korea Robotics Policy. In addition, he has led the development of more than 400 robots and applied most of them in real fields from the semiconductor to biomedicine for last 30 years.
He is currently serving as the Chairman of Committee of Robot Application Network in Korea. By recognition of his service for robotics society, he was awarded the Joseph Engelberger Robotics Award in 2008.