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Dennis Hong

Dennis Hong, Ph.D.
(Purdue University, 2002)

37-144, Eng IV
(310) 825-9471

RoMeLa: Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory

Areas of Interest
Humanoids & Bipedal Robots, Robot Locomotion & Manipulation, Soft Actuators, Robotic Platforms, Autonomous Vehicles, Machine Design, Kinematics & Mechanisms.


  1. Dennis Hong, “Making a car for blind drivers”, TED2011, Long Beach, CA, 2011
  2. Dennis Hong, “My seven species of robot”, TEDxNASA, Newport News, VA, 2009
  3. Kanabe, C., Hopkins, M., Hong, D., “Team CHARLI: RoboCup 2012 Humanoid AdultSize League Winner,” RoboCup 2012, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  4. 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
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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


  • 2016 URAI Best Paper Award
  • 2015 Hyupsung Social Contribution Award
  • 2015 RoboCup Winner