The latest innovation videos compiled for you.
The Tip-Tap wearable lets users control a computer interface from a distance, just by touching their fingertips together.
Researchers from ETH have developed a process for creating porous and complex glass shapes through 3D printing.
A touch-based display able to mimic the shape of an object makes computer modeling much more accessible to the visually impaired.
The MarinaTex bioplastic has received the international James Dyson Award for its innovative and sustainable manufacturing process.
The Astronaut Smart Glove would allow astronauts to control drones with hand gestures to more easily perform delicate operations.
The breakthrough flexible, cuttable, fireproof lithium-ion battery from the team at John’s Hopkins APL can operate safely under extreme conditions.
Insect swarming patterns have inspired an autonomous drone flying system that allows the tiny bots to adjust to obstacles in real-time.
A new super compressible material developed with the help of AI illustrates how computers could help usher in the next generation of materials.
Inspired by the human body, the robotic arm from Youbionic can perform fluid and natural movements.
The innovative Knocker technology relies on sound and motion to identify objects and trigger actions simply by knocking on them with the smartphone.
The Optogenetic Brain System from the NIH BRAIN Initiative team relies on a camera, projector and neural implant to give the visually impaired some degree of sight.
3D-printed, bioplastic coral could function as fish habitats as coral reefs decline.
The Feel the Peel experimental orange juice kiosk automatically recycles its peels to create cups for the customers.
The PhotoChromeleon reprogrammable ink from MIT lets objects change color when exposed to UV and visible light.
The sensor-equipped E-glove fits over a prosthetic hand to sense pressure, temperature and hydration.
Ultra-soft robotic grippers gentle enough to safely grasp a jellyfish could made underwater species collection and study much safer for the marine creatures involved.
The BW Space Pro Underwater drone features a 6x optical zoom-enabled camera to bring life beneath the surface up close and in focus.
The Hunstable Electric Turbine motor from Linear Labs could be a gamechanger for electric vehicles, offering extremely high torque at low RPMs.
A minimalistic robot inspired by the cockroach can travel through narrow areas and up slopes, and can even survive being stepped on.
An innovative process from teenage inventor Fioann Ferreira that removes microplastics from water using ferrofluids took top prize in Google’s Science Fair.
A breakthrough ionic propeller could help pave the way to using the novel power source in commercial applications.
Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered a gene that could make plants more resistant to climate change.
The KAT Loco wearable sensor system steps into the VR world to offer even more freedom during gameplay.
A new imaging agent powered by the heart itself offers a clearer view for better treatment.
The solar-powered Robobee cuts the tether to become the lightest free-flying robot yet.
The sleek and subtle Aina smart ring lets you take phone calls from your finger, communicate with your smart home, or even call an Uber.
The Vidgets smartphone case taps into the phone’s accelerometer to add manual controls like buttons and knobs.
The sensor-laden Living Bridge from UNH offers a look into the new uses for existing infrastructure.
The Vortex Vault Tornado Shelter Bed from Life Lift System hides a sturdy, solid steel protective shelter underneath the bed.
The Rokid Vision Mixed Reality glasses can communicate with a range of devices to create interactive AR worlds.
MIT’s RoboRaise system works intuitively with a human by detecting and mimicking their arm gestures.
Designer Ivan Poupyrev discusses his Jacquard device, which can turn everyday objects into computers.
A breakthrough in printing entangled vascular networks brings up a step closer to 3D-printed replacement organs.
In an aviation breakthrough, engineers have completed trial flights of a UAV that maneuvers using blown air instead of flaps.
The applied Medical Device Institute (aMDI) helps fledging inventors bring their ideas to prototype and beyond.
The groundbreaking HASEL artificial muscles could help usher in the next generation of soft robotics.
The Rega air rescue drone can search for and locate missing people on its own, without the need for manual controls.
The TossingBot robotic arm can teach itself to pick up, toss, and catch various objects with impressive accuracy.
Space pharmacologist Dr. Virginia E. Wotring discusses how to build a first aid kit for astronauts.
The autonomous Firefighting Robot System from Mitsubishi responds to disasters in areas too dangerous for humans to enter.
The Assistive Dexterous Arm efficiently manipulates a fork to offer a new level of independence to people with limited mobility.
Inspired by the human hand, the Festo BionicSoftHand can learn a range of gripping and turning tasks through artificial intelligence.
Developed with the future’s flying cars in mind, the Aero tiltrotor tire concept from Goodyear can transition from the road to the skies.
An innovative dichronic 3D-printing material changes color depending on how it is viewed.
3D-printed shape-morphing joints could be the next step toward reconfigurable robots able to adapt to different needs.
Seventeen-year-old Akash Manoj discusses the device he created to detect silent heart attacks.
A robotic arm from the team at Columbia Engineering has enough self-awareness to adjust to changing circumstances.
A new zero-waste 3D-printing process nicknamed “the replicator” creates smooth-edged structures from resin in less time than a traditional printer.