Dennis Hong

Dennis Hong

PROFESSOR
MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

37-144, Eng IV

Email: dennishong@ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 825-9471

Websites

RESEARCH AND INTERESTS
Humanoids & Bipedal Robots, Robot Locomotion & Manipulation, Soft Actuators, Robotic Platforms, Autonomous Vehicles, Machine Design, Kinematics & Mechanisms.
NOTABLE PUBLICATIONS
  • Dennis Hong, “Making a car for blind drivers”, TED2011 | Long Beach, 2011
  • Dennis Hong, “My seven species of robot”, TEDxNASA | Newport News, 2009
  • Kanabe, C., Hopkins, M., Hong, D., “Team CHARLI: RoboCup 2012 Humanoid AdultSize League Winner,” RoboCup 2012, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Reinholtz, C., Hong, D., Wicks, A., et. Al., “Odin: Team VictorTango’s Entry in the DARPA Urban Challenge”, Journal of Field Robotics, 25: 467–492
  • Ren, P. and Hong, D. W., “Mobility Analysis of a Spoked Walking Machine with Variable Topologies”, ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 3, 041005 (2011)
  • Hong, D. W., Ingram, M. and Lahr, D., “Whole Skin Locomotion Inspired by Amoeboid Motility Mechanisms”, ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 1, 011015 (2009)
  • Hong, D. W. and Cipra, R. J., “Optimal Contact Force Distribution for Multi-limbed Robots”, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 128, No. 3, May, 2006, pp. 566-573 128, 566 (2006)
  • Hong, D., et. Al., “Development of a Semi-Autonomous Vehicle Operable by the Visually Impaired”, Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (LNEE), Springer-Verlag, Vol. 35, 2009, pp. 455-467
EDUCATION
Purdue University, 2002
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
  • 2016 URAI Best Paper Award
  • 2015 Hyupsung Social Contribution Award
  • 2015 RoboCup Winner