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Simone Giertz: What Can Making Useless Robots Teach Us About Joy?

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Where Joy Hides.

About Simone Giertz's TED Talk

Simone Giertz is an inventor of useless robots. She finds joy and freedom in learning to build machines that are meant to fail. She shares that joy with millions through her YouTube channel.

About James Bridle

Simone Giertz is an inventor and robotics enthusiast, originally from Sweden.

She began making robots in 2013, and two years later decided to start displaying her inventions on YouTube.

Since then, Giertz has carved a small niche for herself as a "professional YouTuber." Her YouTube channel has over 60 million views and over 1 million subscribers.

Giertz has also made videos for Tested.com, the technology news site and blog. She also co-hosted the Swedish comedy show Manick in 2017.

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