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TED Talk Inventions

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Dennis Hong - My Seven Species of Robot
From ted.com, produced by TED
At TEDxNASA, Dennis Hong introduces seven award-winnning, all-terrain robots -- like the humanoid, soccer-playing DARwIn and the cliff-gripping CLIMBeR -- all built by his team at RoMeLa, Virginia Tech. Watch to the end to hear the five creative secr... [more]
July 10, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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The Rise of Robots
From ted.com, produced by TED Talks
As a grad student, Cynthia Breazeal wondered why we were using robots on Mars, but not in our living rooms. The key, she realized: training robots to interact with people. Now she dreams up and builds robots that teach, learn -- and play. Watch for a... [more]
May 6, 2011 at 09:25 PM
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We Are Makers
From ted.com, produced by TED Talks
America was built by makers -- curious, enthusiastic amateur inventors whose tinkering habit sparked whole new industries. At TED@MotorCity, MAKE magazine publisher Dale Dougherty says we're all makers at heart, and shows cool new tools to tinker wit... [more]
May 6, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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How I Built a Toaster - From Scratch
From ted.com, produced by TED Talks
It takes an entire civilization to build a toaster. Designer Thomas Thwaites found out the hard way, by attempting to build one from scratch: mining ore for steel, deriving plastic from oil ... it's frankly amazing he got as far as he got. A parable ... [more]
May 7, 2011 at 01:23 PM
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Ages: 13 - 18
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Toys From the Future
From ted.com, produced by TED
The Inventables guys, Zach Kaplan and Keith Schacht, demo some amazing new materials and how we might use them. Look for squishy magnets, odor-detecting ink, "dry" liquid and a very surprising 10-foot pole.  Keith Schacht co-founded Inventables, a ho... [more]
July 12, 2010 at 10:45 PM
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Biomimicry in Action
From ted.com, produced by Ted TV
Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you'll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Here she reveals dozens of new products that take th... [more]
April 14, 2010 at 09:33 PM
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Ages: 15 - 18
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Eythor Bender Demos Human Exoskeletons
From ted.com, produced by TED Talks
Eythor Bender of Berkeley Bionics brings onstage two amazing exoskeletons, HULC and eLEGS -- robotic add-ons that could one day allow a human to carry 200 pounds without tiring, or allow a wheelchair user to stand and walk. It's a powerful onstage de... [more]
May 1, 2011 at 04:58 PM
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Google's Driverless Car
From ted.com, produced by TED Talks
Sebastian Thrun helped build Google's amazing driverless car, powered by a very personal quest to save lives and reduce traffic accidents. Jawdropping video shows the DARPA Challenge-winning car motoring through busy city traffic with no one behind t... [more]
May 1, 2011 at 05:09 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
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Silicon-Based Comedy
From ted.com, produced by TED Talks
In this first-of-its-kind demo, Heather Knight introduces Data, a robotic stand-up comedian that does much more than rattle off one-liners -- it gathers audience feedback (using software co-developed with Scott Satkin and Varun Ramakrishna at CMU) an... [more]
May 7, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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Tom Wujec demos the 13th-century astrolabe
From YouTube, produced by TEDtalksdirector
Rather than demo another new technology, Tom Wujec reaches back to one of our earliest but most ingenious devices -- the astrolabe. (11:57)
December 31, 2010 at 03:24 PM
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