In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Our event is called TEDxKL, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxKL event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized

Dr. Angelica Lim

Robotics & Research Scientist

Angelica Lim is a computer scientist specializing in artificial intelligence and robotics, with a B.Sc. in Computing Science (specializing in Artificial Intelligence) from Simon Fraser University in Canada. During her Ph.D. in Kyoto University, Japan, she built a new breed of robot emotion system, based on the knowledge of human infant development.

She has won several awards and appeared in the media for her work, including signal processing and entertainment robotics. Her goal is to develop human-inspired models of emotions and intelligence in robots, to help people to better understand robots and how they can greatly assist humans. She was the first employee at Aldebaran Japan working on the new humanoid robot, Pepper. She is presently a software engineer at Aldebaran Robotics, and a part of the Okuno Speech Media Processing Lab in the Department of Intelligence Science and Technology, Kyoto University. She also writes for robotics online magazine IEEE Spectrum Automaton.