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TED Talks

TED Talks: From a Mach-20 Glider to a Hummingbird Drone

posted March 29, 2012 by

"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" asks Regina Dugan, the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In this breathtaking talk she describes some of the extraordinary projects -- a robotic hummingbird, a prosthetic arm controlled by thought, and, well, the internet -- that her agency has created by not worrying that they might fail.