What Would You Try If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

In this Ted Talk, Regina Dugan, former director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), discusses the amazing projects DARPA has completed by approaching work with the question: what would you do if you knew you could not fail? DARPA’s accomplishments range from a robotic hummingbird to a prosthetic arm controlled by thought.

Although the idea of thinking without limits can be applied to most industries, the possibilities available in modern engineering are particularly astounding. Northwestern’s NUvention program brings together undergraduates and graduates across disciplines in order “to expose students to the entire innovation and entrepreneurial life cycle and to help them understand how innovations can become a viable business in the real world.”

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