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Dennis Hong:
Making a car for blind drivers

TED2011 · 9:08 · Filmed Mar 2011
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Using robotics, laser rangefinders, GPS and smart feedback tools, Dennis Hong is building a car for drivers who are blind. It's not a "self-driving" car, he's careful to note, but a car in which a non-sighted driver can determine speed, proximity and route — and drive independently.

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Dennis Hong is the founder and director of RoMeLa — a Virginia Tech robotics lab that has pioneered several breakthroughs in robot design and engineering. Full bio

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