In his talk, Tim envisions future scenarios where cars recharge other cars, thanks to the intelligence of the swarm, a revolutionary technology that will open new doors to the market of small rechargeable items for small pockets and that will transform our perception of road congestion. Tim Landgraf obtained his PhD degree with renowned neurobiologist Randolf Menzel and famous roboticist Raúl Rojas. He built the first working honeybee robot which was able to “talk” to honeybees. He became fascinated by both the individual and collective intelligence of bees and – thanks to a Fulbright fellowship – moved to California to study more honeybee biology with expert Kirk Visscher.
Upon his return to Germany he established his research group to learn about the beauty of biological systems. He co-founded the Dahlem Center for Machine Learning and Robotics and currently applies bee-smarts to human “swarms” and self-driving cars. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community