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TEDxEducationCity (2012) - Arun Srinivasa - Can Objects be Smart?

We have all seen the remarkable strides made in electronics leading to the iPhone and other "smart" devices. Why should this innovation be in terms of information and communication devices alone? What about everyday common objects?Arun Srinivasa | Prof. of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M Universityin Qatar | PhD from UCBerkley | Founding member of ASHA for Education| Working on design and development of components made from 'smart materials' | respond to changes in the environment w/out human intervention.Visit to learn more.---About TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self- organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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