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Introducing ESA's Hopping Robot

Introducing ESA's Hopping Robot

Nov-30-18 By IdeaConnection
While NASA's Insight lander is wowing the world with the images and data it is sending back, the European Space Agency (ESA) is currently testing its ‘SpaceBok’, a walking and hopping robot that it hopes will be jumping over the surface of the red planet in the not too distant future.
Big Open Innovation Boost for the UK

Big Open Innovation Boost for the UK

Nov-28-18 By IdeaConnection
The UK is engaging with open innovation in a big way. A new business has just been launched which will create the first network of Open Innovation Centers(OCIs) right across the country.
Shrek Gets the Crowdsourcing Treatment

Shrek Gets the Crowdsourcing Treatment

Nov-26-18 By IdeaConnection
A new Shrek movie is coming! Not a sequel of the global franchise but a crowdsourced film made entirely by fans. It's called Shrek Retold and it is a shot-by-shot remake of the animated classic, all 90 minutes of it.
Introducing Window Washing and Firefighting Drones

Introducing Window Washing and Firefighting Drones

Nov-23-18 By IdeaConnection
Window cleaning could soon be going very hi-tech.  A California-based company is developing huge drones to clean tall buildings. They're called Aerones and it's claimed they can clean 20 times faster than humans.
The Benefits of Open Innovation Incentive Prizes

The Benefits of Open Innovation Incentive Prizes

Nov-21-18 By IdeaConnection
Thomas Kalil knows a thing or two about prize-based competitions. Among his achievements were working with Congress to pass legislation that gave federal agencies the authority to support incentive prizes of up to $50 million.
Time's 50 Best Inventions of 2018

Time's 50 Best Inventions of 2018

Nov-16-18 By IdeaConnection
Time magazine has published its list of the 50 best inventions of 2018 that are "making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun". The innovations cover a wide range of categories and were evaluated according to originality, creativity, ambition, effectiveness and influence.
Big Data Projects to Tackle Alzheimer’s

Big Data Projects to Tackle Alzheimer’s

Nov-14-18 By IdeaConnection
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, an irreversible, progressive brain disorder for which there is currently no cure. A new way to learn more about the disease involves big data.
AI Broadcaster Makes its Debut in China

AI Broadcaster Makes its Debut in China

Nov-09-18 By IdeaConnection
Take a look at the video in this post. It is of the latest news announcer to be unveiled by China's state news agency, Xinhua News. He looks young, serious and smart in his sharp suit and tie, just like many other TV announcers all over the world. What marks him out though is that he isn't real.
How to Attract an Alien’s Attention

How to Attract an Alien’s Attention

Nov-07-18 By IdeaConnection
So, what should you do if you want to attract the attention of extra-terrestrials and get them to visit our little old planet? Scientists at MIT have got an idea. We just leave the light on.
Decision Making Robot Transforms its Shape to Tackle Tasks

Decision Making Robot Transforms its Shape to Tackle Tasks

Nov-02-18 By IdeaConnection
A team from Cornell University has created a robot that can perceive its surroundings and autonomously transform into different shapes to perform various tasks.

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