Dennis Hong

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Founding Director, Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory at Virginia Tech

Dennis Hong, a TED alumnus, is an Associate Professor and the Founding Director of RoMeLa (Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory) of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. His research focuses on robot locomotion and manipulation, autonomous vehicles and humanoid robots. He is the inventor of a number of novel robots and mechanisms, including the 'whole skin locomotion' for mobile robots inspired by how amoeba move, a unique three-legged waking robot STriDER, an air-powered robotic hand RAPHaEL, and the world's first car that can be driven by the blind. His work has been featured on numerous national and international media. Washington Post magazine called Dr. Hong "the Leonardo da Vinci of robots.

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Friday, October 12
Edison Talks

Edison Talks

Edison Talks is an invitation-only, daylong gathering of provocative presentations, performances and interactive installations led by globally... read more
Speakers: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Michael Sandel, Shaifali Puri, Scott Thomas, Deborah Kenny, Ph.D., Paul Dateh, Jason Silva, Michael Skolnik, AK Pradeep, Steve Stoute, Thomas K. Stat, Clemantine Wamariya, Mike Scotti, Graham Hill, Martin Cooper, Greg Anderson, Elizabeth Joy Roe, Dennis Hong, Giles Duley, Fisher Stevens
Oriental Theatre 24 West Randolph Street

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