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tlfamm
11-05-2011, 05:30 PM
The intriguing story of Professor Dennis Hong (engineering) of Virginia Tech. No machining content in the article*, but I think many in the forum will enjoy reading about him:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/an-engineering-professor-who-combines-mechanical-know-how-with-creativity-dennis-hong-is-the-us-star-in-humanoid-robotics/2011/10/12/gIQArrGviM_story.html

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* Except this:

"...A side room holds a Tormach CNC, a milling machine that cuts sheets of metal into robot parts. It belongs not to the lab but to Derek Lahr, 29, a RoMeLa researcher who asked for it as a graduation present instead of a car."


("Hell no I don't want a Lambo, I want a Tormach ...")