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Emerging Research Speaker Series on November 1, 2017

To foster community between UCLA faculty and staff, the UCLA Academic Senate, UCLA Staff Assembly, and Campus Human Resources cordially invite you to attend the 9th annual Emerging Research Speaker Series and reception.

Dr. Dennis Hong, a professor in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department at UCLA, will offer an engaging look into his research on humanoid robots in a presentation titled “Humanoids: From Kicking a Ball to Saving Lives.”

Dr. Hong, a TED alumnus, is a professor and the Founding Director of RoMeLa (Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory) at UCLA. 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 a unique three-legged walking 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.”

Join us on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. in the Optimist Room at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, a central meeting space at UCLA where scholars, innovators, leaders, and the diverse campus community build relationships, exchange ideas, and make breakthroughs possible. RSVP by Friday, October 27, at Limited seats are available.

For additional information on the Emerging Research Speaker Series and Professor Dennis Hong, visit

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