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Less queuing, more safety – the power of crowd simulations | Angelika Kneidl
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Computers, Design, Future, Math, Technology
Everybody knows these problems: queuing for the toilet, not knowing which route to take to your destination, or being stuck in a huge group of people. Buildings and events are designed to avoid these scenarios, but their design only accounts for standards and static rules, overlooking social behaviors of their users. Angelika likes to observe [read more]
Less queuing, more safety - the power of crowd simulations | Angelika Kneidl | TEDxTUM

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Why we need a human-scale energy system | Justus Schütze
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Community, Energy, Global issues, History, Intelligence, Internet, Sharing, Smartphone, Technology
Are our supposedly ‘smart’ tools actually enslaving us? Justus Schütze takes us on a journey of how our relationship with energy has evolved, from the pyramids of Egypt to caretaker robots. He argues that humans have become hyper-consumers who need to return to a group-based energy system. Relying on 3 main convivial tools, he believes [read more]
Why we need a human-scale energy system | Justus Schütze | TEDxTUM

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How do we learn from failure? | Dean Shepherd
TEDxTUM 2014 • Tags: Business, Career/Life Development, Germany, Performance, Psychology
We often hear that failure is the mother of success. However, it is rarely discussed how we go from the emotional turmoil caused by failure to the learning process. Through deeply personal stories and his extensive research on entrepreneurship, Dean Shepherd sheds light on this process for both individuals and organizations, and encourages us to [read more]
How do we learn from failure? | Dean Shepherd | TEDxTUM

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Disappearable Computing and what it means to us | Nikolaj Hviid
TEDxTUMSalon 2016 • Tags: Big Data, Biotech, Business, Computers, Data, Future, Germany, Medicine, Senses, Society, Technology, Work
Interaction with computers evolved drastically over the last three decades – we went from punchcards to terminal to graphical interfaces and smartphones. As we start wearing increasingly tiny computers very close to our body on a day-to-day basis, Nikolaj Hviid projects this trend into the future. What if computers disappear completely to become part of [read more]
Disappearable Computing and what it means to us | Nikolaj Hviid | TEDxTUMSalon

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How drawing helps you think | Ralph Ammer
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Art, Arts Education, Beauty, Communication, Creation, Creativity, Design, Ideas, Learning, Painting, Personal growth, Visualization
You don’t have to be an artist to draw! In this beautifully illustrated talk, Ralph Ammer shows how drawing your thoughts can be a powerful tool for improving your thinking, creativity and communication. He wants you to believe in your drawing abilities, and provides numerous exercises to help you get started. About Ralph Ammer Ralph [read more]
How drawing helps you think | Ralph Ammer | TEDxTUM

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Robots with muscles: inspired by nature | Rafael Hostettler
TEDxTUM 2014 • Tags: Biology, Computer Science, Culture, Germany, Physics, Technology
Can robots have muscles and brains like we humans do, and how would a future with them look like? Rafael Hostettler, PhD Student in Myorobotics at the Technical University of Munich, takes us on a fascinating journey on how an adorable humanoid robot with muscles, called Roboy, is born in 9 months, and sheds light [read more]
Robots with muscles: inspired by nature | Rafael Hostettler | TEDxTUM

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How to create passioneers | Steffie Limère
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Adventure, Business, Career, Communication, Community, Connection, Creation, Creativity, Curiosity, Dreams, Education, Emotions, Exploration, Goal-setting, Happiness, Initiative, Innovation, Leadership, Life Development, Motivation, Passion, Personal growth, Purpose, Teaching, Volunteering, Work
Imagine all those things that you’re always dreaming of, but never got around to doing – what if you could make them reality? On a day-to-day basis, Steffie Limère helps her volunteers bring their ideas to life, enabling them to unleash their potential to become ‘passioneers’ and inspire others to do the same. In this [read more]
How to create passioneers | Steffie Limère | TEDxTUM

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Tap dance | Sema Karakurt & Urs Jandl
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Dance (performance), Entertainment
Song: Très charmant / Pierre Solange, Musette Ensemble Choreographer: Urs Jandl About Sema Karakurt & Urs Jandl Urs Jandl is a choreographer and tap dancer who has been teaching at Tanzforum München for over 20 years. Sema Karakurt is a research assistant and process engineer who took one tap dancing class with Urs and never [read more]
Tap dance | Sema Karakurt & Urs Jandl | TEDxTUM

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A bold call for revolutionizing aviation | Annika Paul
TEDxTUMSalon 2019 • Tags: Aircraft, Development, Engineering, Future, Innovation, Mobility, Product design, Sustainability, Technology, TEDx, Transportation, Travel
Everybody knows the discomfort of feeling cramped for several hours on a long-distance flight with no choice but wait for the aircraft to land. Annika Paul, working with an interdisciplinary research team, wants to tackle the complex challenge of improving the flying experience. Using a new business model, a new fuel option, and a new [read more]
A bold call for revolutionizing aviation | Annika Paul | TEDxTUMSalon

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Car jumping: the future of transportation | Tommaso Gecchelin
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Cities, Future, Invention, Mobility, Technology, Transportation, Travel, Urban Planning
Imagine you’re on your way to work and stuck in traffic. You look to your left, you look to your right: everyone’s traveling in the same direction, but each car only has one occupant. Tommaso Gecchelin understands people’s desires to be autonomous and ubiquitous while commuting, but it’s hard to deny there’s lots of room [read more]
Car jumping: the future of transportation | Tommaso Gecchelin | TEDxTUM

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How compassion goes further than pity | Steffen Linßen & Daniel Kühbacher
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Compassion, Disability, Discrimination, Disease, Emotions, Empathy, Friendship, Global issues, Identity, Life, Social Change, Society
Steffen and Daniel have complementary perspectives on disability and disease: Steffen has a disease called Myasthenia gravis, which forces him to sit in a wheelchair, while Daniel is a member of the Austrian Mountain Rescue Service and a former member of the Red Cross. They both know how important it is to actively interact with [read more]
How compassion goes further than pity | Steffen Linßen & Daniel Kühbacher | TEDxTUM

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Science, art and the Big Bang | Judith Egger
TEDxTUMSalon 2018 • Tags: Art, Biology, Biomechanics, Creativity, Evolution, Life, Science
Judith Egger is an artist who grew up in a family of scientists, in a world where only things that can be proven are considered important. She rebelled against that point of view and created art focusing on the beauty of imperfection and chaos. Teaming up with Prof. Dieter Braun, a biophysicist who tries to [read more]
Science, art and the Big Bang | Judith Egger | TEDxTUMSalon

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Loss of a Species – A Giant, Extinct | Thomas Hildebrandt
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Activism, Animals, Future, Global issues, Medicine, Nature
What happens when an animal species gets extinct? Is it due to the natural path of evolution or the thoughtless actions of humankind? Less than a century ago, hundreds of thousands of northern white rhinos roamed the landscape of Central Africa. Today, there are only three individuals left. Prof. Hildebrandt has made it his mission [read more]
Loss of a Species – A Giant, Extinct | Thomas Hildebrandt | TEDxTUM

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Let’s build machines as complex as nature | Lin Kayser
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Design, Engineering, Materials, Nature, Printing, Product design, Space, Sustainability, Technology
Why aren’t the objects we manufacture made to be beautiful, on top of being optimized for functionality? Turns out, the way we manufacture things hasn’t really changed since the time of the Roman empire. With the introduction of 3D printing, that paradigm is finally starting to change. Lin Kayser steps into the future and shows [read more]
Let’s build machines as complex as nature | Lin Kayser | TEDxTUM

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The art of neural networks | Mike Tyka
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: AI, Art, Computers, Creativity, Engineering, Poetry, Science, Technology, Visualization
Did you know that art and technology can produce fascinating results when combined? Mike Tyka, who is both artist and computer scientist, talks about the power of neural networks. These algorithms are capable to transform computers into artists that can generate breathtaking paintings, music and even poetry. About Mike Tyka Dr. Mike Tyka studied Biochemistry [read more]
The art of neural networks | Mike Tyka | TEDxTUM

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A vision of the responsive city of the future | Gerhard Schmitt
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Big Data, Big problems, Cities, Communication, Design, Intelligence, Interface design, Internet, Policy, Politics, Public Policy, Technology, Urban Planning
Cities are among the greatest accomplishments of mankind – but they have not quite learned to respond to the needs of their inhabitants yet. Gerhard Schmitt believes that the communication between the city of the future and its people should be bi-directional. He reveals some approaches to make this possible, and interleaves his research with [read more]
A vision of the responsive city of the future | Gerhard Schmitt | TEDxTUM

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