TED at Penn Engineering
Below you will find TED lectures given by Penn Engineering faculty members. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TED events help share ideas in communities around the world.
Vijay Kumar: Robots That Fly... and Cooperate
Katherine Kuchenbecker: Haptography: Digitizing Our Sense of Touch
Is it possible to incorporate the sense of touch into the digital world? Katherine Kuchenbecker thinks so. At TEDYouth 2012, Katherine shares her work in the field of haptics, while discussing its potential to change fields such as gaming, museums, dentistry and stroke rehabilitation.
Ritesh Agarwal: Silicon Nanophotonics: Turn Off the Dark
Danielle Bassett: Understanding your brain as a network... and as art
How do connectivity patterns inside of your brain change when you learn a new skill? Danielle Bassett seeks to uncover this complexity and develop treatments for neurological diseases with math—and art.
Dan Huh: Engineering human organs onto a microchip
High costs, animal testing controversies, and long delays of drug development are becoming some of the greatest economical and ethnical challenges we are facing in the 21st century. Dan Huh talks about how bioengineers might be able to circumvent this long-standing problem by using microengineering technologies to build more realistic models of human organs using organ-on-a-chip technology.