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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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Relax, leading is about trusting your team | Sarah Fleischer
TEDxTUMSalon 2016 • Tags: Big problems, Business, Communication, Community, Creativity, Engineering, Future, Germany, Global issues, Innovation, Leadership, Mobility, Motivation, Sustainability, Transportation
In an increasingly fast-moving world, transportation is one of the Big Problems of the future. Such challenges need to be tackled in an interdisciplinary manner. Sarah Fleischer is part of a student team at the Technical University of Munich which is building a Hyperloop pod as part of the global competition launched by SpaceX. Their [read more]
Relax, leading is about trusting your team | Sarah Fleischer | TEDxTUMSalon

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What I do to live the life I want | Petra Dorfner
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Choice, Compassion, Connection, Consciousness, Death, Decision making, Family, Future, Goal-setting, Happiness, Health, Identity, Life, Life Development, Life Hack, Mindfulness, Motivation, Passion, Personal growth, Relationships, Self, Self improvement, Self-help, Work
When a family member got diagnosed with cancer, Petra started to think about what is really important to her in life. She decided to think about her “Big Five”, the 5 goals she wants to reach in life. In her talk, she not only explains her Big Five and how they helped her to accomplish [read more]
What I do to live the life I want | Petra Dorfner | TEDxTUM

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The fascinating intelligence of birds | Auguste von Bayern
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Animals, Birds, Brain, Cognitive science, Communication, Exploration, Intelligence, Relationships, Science
Did you know that despite expressions such as “bird-brain”, birds are very intelligent creatures? To demonstrate this, Auguste von Bayern brings Dohli, a jackdaw who is very close to her, on stage to be the first corvid ever to appear in a TEDx talk. She goes on to explain how certain bird species can innovate, [read more]
The fascinating intelligence of birds | Auguste von Bayern | TEDxTUM

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6 Steps to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence | Ramona Hacker
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Community, Compassion, Emotions, Intelligence, Learning, Life, Self, Self improvement, Society
Sometimes emotions don’t make sense, and sometimes being emotional doesn’t mean you’re emotionally intelligent. Growing up, rationality often came before emotions for Ramona, but as she grew older and realized that she had never actively learned how to deal with her emotions and that she wasn’t the only one who lacked this skill, she knew [read more]
6 Steps to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence | Ramona Hacker | TEDxTUM

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Acoustic Performance | Peak to Peak
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Band, Entertainment
Peak to Peak perform a classic, melodic, acoustic set. They play their own songs on the TEDxTUM stage, bringing pop music to a new level to realize its full potential. Peak to Peak are a newcomer band from Munich. Usually their songs combine electronic sounds with guitar and drums to create a powerful yet poetic [read more]
Acoustic Performance | Peak to Peak | TEDxTUM

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How to predict everything – even who dies next in Game of Thrones | Guy Yachdav
TEDxTUMSalon 2016 • Tags: AI, Book, Computers, Culture, Data, Death, Film, Germany, Literature, Science, Technology, TV, Visualization
Machine Learning algorithms are routinely used to find hidden patterns in e.g. genomic data. But what if you used Machine Learning to get answers to questions that interest you personally? Guy Yachdav and his colleagues, Dr. Tatyana Goldberg and Christian Dallago, set out to ask the data something that was keeping him up at night: [read more]
How to predict everything - even who dies next in Game of Thrones | Guy Yachdav | TEDxTUMSalon

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Robots that learn from us | Dongheui Lee
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: AI, Cognitive science, Computers, Creation, Engineering, Future, Innovation, Intelligence, Product design, Productivity, Relationships, Research, Robots, Science, Technology
Have you ever asked yourself what robots can learn from us? Professor Lee is a robot researcher trying to find answers to this question and wants to make us better teachers in this field. As a mother of a two year old boy she’s able to observe the process of his learning at the same [read more]
Robots that learn from us | Dongheui Lee | TEDxTUM

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What virtual reality can tell us about human nature | Cade McCall
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Behavior, Body language, Cognitive science, Communication, Compassion, Connection, Curiosity, Emotions, Empathy, Happiness, Love, Neuroscience, Psychology, Relationships, Science, Social Science, Technology
To get to know someone, would you rather ask them 60 questions or observe them for 60 minutes? Using virtual reality, Dr. McCall tries to bring the wild into the laboratory and builds complex unpredictable environments to test people’s behaviors and experiences. Dr. Cade McCall is the Research Group Leader for the Virtual Reality Lab [read more]
What virtual reality can tell us about human nature | Cade McCall | TEDxTUM

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Stick Up: The layers of tape art | Max Zorn and Audrey Sykes
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Art, Brand, Communication, Community, Cooperation, Creation, Creativity, Design, Entertainment, Happiness, Hope, Invention, Origami, Painting, Simplicity, Success
Having never gone to art school, Max Zorn’s dream was never to be a “tape artist”. For Max, tape art really was just an idea one night in Amsterdam out of boredom. As Max’s popularity and success grew, Max and his manager, Audrey Sykes, started Stick Together to spread his street art for free to [read more]
Stick Up: The layers of tape art | Max Zorn and Audrey Sykes | 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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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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Design beyond the shape | Benoit Jacob
TEDxTUM 2014 • Tags: Climate Change, Computer Science, Design, Germany, Lifestyle, Sustainability
What if the key to sustainable design lies in the people and not just in the shape and aesthetics of the product? In his fascinating work as an automotive designer, Benoit Jacob shows that modern design includes more than just beauty that the eye can see. Benoit Jacob is Head of Design for BMW i [read more]
Design beyond the shape | Benoit Jacob | TEDxTUM

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The Perfect Fit – Individualized, Fashionable, 3D-printed Prosthetics | Manuel Opitz
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: 3D Technology, Entrepreneurship, Fashion, Future, Health, Medicine, Printing, Prosthetics, Start´-up, Technology
9 out of 10 people do not get the prosthetic device they need to be mobile. Highly trained experts are needed to design tailor-made, perfectly fitting devices. Unfortunately, there are only a few of these experts out there, which means that tailored prosthetics are expensive and inaccessible for many people. Manuel Opitz tells us how [read more]
The Perfect Fit - Individualized, Fashionable, 3D-printed Prosthetics | Manuel Opitz | TEDxTUM

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Live Improv Theater | Bake This
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Art, Comedy, Entertainment, Humor, Theater
Bake This, the English-speaking improv group from Munich, perform on stage with the help of the TEDxTUM audience. Their games are fun, spontaneous and inspire people to say “yes and”. Bake This was founded in 2011 by a group of theatre loving expatriates and was the first improv group in Munich to perform entirely in [read more]
Live Improv Theater | Bake This | TEDxTUM

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The time is now for a sustainable food revolution | Marc Buckley
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Activism, Big problems, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Food, Global issues, Green, Nature, Obesity, Social Change, Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainability
For Marc it’s a safe bet that you all love food, but in his talk he shows how to produce healthy food in a sustainable way. On his search for these technologies he discovered some of the industry’s biggest problems. Showing some of the worst consequences, he calls for action. Feeding so many people is [read more]
The time is now for a sustainable food revolution | Marc Buckley | TEDxTUM

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