The latest innovation videos compiled for you.
The ViBand smartwatch accelerometer upgrade can be fitted onto existing smartwatches to enable them to recognize gestures and objects.
The radar-based RadarCat system can identify an object through touch, opening the door to applications from smartphones to recycling centers.
David Camarillo discusses what occurs during a concussion, and how they can be better prevented.
Nanobiotechnologist Oded Shoseyov discusses how biomimicry is driving some of today’s most innovative creations.
The Sewbo robotic arm can sew pieces of clothing using a standard machine—potentially revolutionizing the sewing industry.
The RePlast technology from ByFusion turns plastic ocean waste into valuable building materials.
The game-changing Infinite-Build 3D Demonstrator and Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrator from Stratasys open the door to new manufacturing methods and virtually unlimited part sizes.
Ben Krasnow explains an innovative refrigerator system that operates by harnessing the temperature change in stretched rubber bands.
The Case IH autonomous tractor concept would take some of the farmer out of farming, resulting in a robotic tractor able to work fields and avoid obstacles.
USDA researchers are investing in making biodegradable, edible food packages out of milk proteins that are 500 times better than plastic wrap at preventing spoilage.
The innovative WatchMI system aims to add gesture control to smartwatches by taking advantage of the devices’ pre-existing sensors.
The wearable Vibeat devices from Liron Gino would allow the deaf and hard of hearing to experience music.
An innovative new clothes dryer from the team at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory saves energy by drying clothing with ultrasonic waves instead of heat.
A new type of fire called “Blue Whirl” is more stable than traditional fire tornadoes and could be used to help clean up oil spills.
The Air-Rops vehicular rollover protection system will deploy automatically when it detects that the vehicle is about to overturn.
Abe Davis of MIT demonstrates how motion microscopes can be used to capture the vibrations of objects and translate motion into sound.
Lisa Dyson discusses how a NASA technology could lead to a new way of growing crops here on Earth.
The Obi robotic feeding arm helps to restore independence and a sense of dignity by allowing disabled individuals to feed themselves.
The Chemputer concept from BAE systems would see the military growing made-to-order drones in huge vats of chemicals.
Hailed as the world’s first black box for vehicles, the vPinPoint from Roke offers near-perfect 3D reconstruction of an accident via computer vision algorithms.
Researchers at Duke University have developed a motion planning processor that lets robotic arms plan their motions up to 10,000 times faster, while also requiring less operating power.
The TS-5000Z taste sensor from Intelligent Sensor Technology uses a proprietary artificial lipid membrane to measure tastes by voltage.
Being touted as a game-changer, the smartphone-sized LiquidPiston X Mini rotary engine is strong enough to power a go-cart.
Engineers at the Spanish National Research Council have created the first child-sized exoskeleton, designed to help children with spinal muscular atrophy.
The HoloAnatomy app adds a new dimension to education by letting medical students explore the human anatomy via virtual reality, complete with sounds.
A new commuter bus from designers in China straddles smaller vehicles to avoid traffic jams.
Hailed as the first fully integrated lower limb system, the Linx prosthetic leg features a microprocessor control system that adjusts the support based on the wearer’s gait.
Michael Bodekaer demonstrates how virtual reality could be used in science classes to engage students on a whole new level.
The alternative hyperloop concept from Hyperloop Transportation Technologies envisions a system made up of magnetic pods and battery-operated motors.
The HoloFlex flexible smartphone can create 3D images simply by bending it at different angles, with no special glasses required.
The Glovdi rethinks the smartphone as a wearable glove, combining a smartphone, smartwatch and fitness monitor into one sleek and handy unit.
The Lego-compatible Brixo building blocks double as electric conductors, letting kids (and kids at heart) bring their constructions to life, safely and easily.
Zhenan Bao shares how research into electronic skin could one day give prosthetic limbs a sense of touch.
Astro Teller, the “Captain of Moonshots” for X, discusses the benefits of failure and how it helps spur innovation and success.
The eye-tracking VR headset from Fove VR could offer a new level of freedom and realism beyond any other VR headset currently on the market.
Psychologist Adam Grant discusses the habits of original thinkers, and offers some surprising similarities.
The Clarius Wireless Ultrasound Transducer brings ultrasound abilities to a smartphone, and could be used for nerveblocks or needle injections.
Meron Gribetz takes us on a virtual reality tour with the Meta 2 augmented reality headset, which could help keep tech users to interact with both their devices and each other in a more natural way.
The next generation Atlas robot from Boston Dynamics can navigate both outside and inside, and can even handle rather rude and annoying humans.
The 3D-printed Sneezometer can detect the early signs of respiratory disease by listening to the fluctuations in a person’s breath.
A new prediction tool from MIT relies on identifying wave cluster patterns to determine if a rogue wave is being developed, giving sailors a few minutes to prepare for the onslaught.
Drone developer Raffaello D'Andrea demonstrates autonomous flying machines that ask us to re-think what drones are capable of.
Auke Ijspeert discusses how building biologically inspired robots can also lead to a better understanding of our own body and biomechanics.
Sean Follmer, interactive designer and co-creator of inFORM discusses the future of shape-shifting technology and how it will change the way we work and collaborate.
The hoverbike from Malloy Aeronautics, is an individual flying quadcopter that may revolutionize the concept of flying.
Pardis Sabeti shows how open cooperation was the key to halting the recent Ebola virus attack, and to stopping the next outbreak.
Elon Musk’s Hyperloop project is edging closer to reality with endorsement from the US Secretary of Transportation and hints of government funding.
A flexible sensor developed by a team from UC Berkeley detects and measures key chemicals in the wearer’s sweat in real time to track their physical state during exercise.