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Dec. 29, 2010

Dream Job: Roboticist

by Zach Lynn

Video from Science Nation

In this video, Dennis Hong shows off the amazing robots that he and his team have built at his lab, RoMeLa, at Virginia Tech. His work could have dozens of practical applications including cheaper prosthetics and robots that can assist firefighters. For his work in robotics, Hong was named one of Popular Science's Brilliant 10 in 2009, which recognizes 10 young scientists for their contributions to their fields.

To see a more in-depth demonstration of Hong's robots, click here.

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