Podcast #80

Dennis Hong – Robots, Magic, and Happiness

Among many things, Dennis Hong is an award-winning roboticist, a magician, a best selling author, and a master chef. Robotics (his “day job,” as he puts it) has won him spots on Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10” list, Purdue University’s “40 under 40,” a place on the TED main stage, and get this – the coveted Louis Vuitton Cup Best Humanoid Award.
The all-star roboticist stops by Innovation Crush to dish on his personal philosophies, squash the fear of the machines, riff on science education, his experience as a contestant on Master Chef, and tell us what ties all his many sides together. Oh, and he also built a car for the blind to drive. ? Feat. guest host, Paula Miranda.