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Robot VIPs: Roboticists you should know about (part 1) March 8, 2010

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In the years that I’ve worked at National Instruments, I’ve come across several engineers and scientists that are doing incredibly cool things in the robotics industry, using NI technologies. I’ve been lucky to meet some famous, some accomplished, or some just down right geeky people that are definitely worth knowing . I’d like to share my list of Roboticists You Should Know About, starting with one of my favorite VIPs:

Name: Dr. Dennis Hong

Title: Associate Professor and the Director of RoMeLa (Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory) of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Virginia Tech

Expertise:

  • Novel robot locomotion mechanisms
  • Design and analysis of mechanical systems
  • Kinematics and robot mechanism design
  • Humanoid robots
  • Autonomous systems

Geek cred:

Cool projects:

How to Join:

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1. Meet Mini Hubo: part 1 of series « LabVIEW Robotics - March 31, 2010

[…] everyone has the funds or resources to have their own life-size humanoid walking around the lab; Dr. Hong and his students created a more accessible version. The goal of Mini Hubo is to serve as an […]

2. Move over ASIMO: Meet CHARLI, the first U.S. full-sized humanoid « LabVIEW Robotics - April 29, 2010

[…] few months ago, I had heard quite a bit about this project from Dr. Hong himself. It’s no longer a secret that he and his students have created the nation’s […]

3. Robots rawk at NIWeek « LabVIEW Robotics - August 17, 2011

[…] Dr. Hong brought the latest and greatest from RoMeLa, showing off their full-size humanoid robot, CHARLI: […]


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