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“Robots, Saving Lives,”

SUNY Koreaㅣ2018-09-17 13:59

On September 11, 2018, Dr. Dennis Hong, Professor and Founder of the Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) of UCLA, visited SUNY Korea to offer a lecture entitled “Robots, Saving Lives,” as a part of the Residential College Program taking place every Tuesday, from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. SUNY Korea invited many high students to experience this inspiring lecture.


Dr. Dennis Hong is a Korean-American roboticist and mechanical engineer who actively leads student teams in international robotics competitions. During the lecture, he introduced the dynamic processes of designing and refining the fully autonomous robots capable of playing soccer. Contrary to the idea that he is wasting his talents and wisdom, he posed the question, “If we can’t even build robots that can play soccer, how are we going to build robots that save lives?”


His venture into robotics continued as he described a team of students in the DARPA Urban Challenge who won third place. Throughout the lecture, he fully engaged the audience by displaying his passion for robotics and the potential contribution to humanity. 


We hope this event was an opportunity to experience the innovative and dynamic processes involved in creating robots. We also hope for the inspiration of future leaders who may develop technology that enriches our world. 


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Editor: Eun Jin Cho (SUNY Korea)