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My seven species of robot: Dennis Hong on TED.com

Posted by: Shanna Carpenter

At TEDxNASA, Dennis Hong introduces seven award-winnning, all-terrain robots — like the humanoid, soccer-playing DARwIn and the cliff-gripping CLIMBeR — all built by his team at RoMeLa, Virginia Tech. Watch to the end to hear the five creative secrets to his lab’s incredible technical success. (Recorded at TEDxNASA, September 2009 in Newport News, VA. Duration: 16:15)

Watch Dennis Hong’s talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 600+ TEDTalks.

Comments (3)

  • Levett Washington commented on Mar 19 2012

    I could see the climber species being used for mining applications, a group of the them could climb into a cave collect samples and return to base before they need a recharge. A interesting chat.

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  • TOMY JAK commented on Apr 8 2010

    First i thank for ted.and it was the more interest topic.i would like very much.then they have more important of now the technology.the robot is a usually create by a human.so if u try to many more technology’s.thank u.