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Category: Future Tech

Robot Folds Itself into a Usable Form and Walks Away

Robot Folds Itself into a Usable Form and Walks Away
A group of researchers working together from Harvard and MIT have created a cool folding robot that can transform itself from a flat sheet to a functioning robot and walk away without human intervention. Inspired by…
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Microsoft Fingertip Haptic Concepts: Hooked on a Feeling

Microsoft Fingertip Haptic Concepts: Hooked on a Feeling
Until now, touchscreen device makers still have not properly addressed their products’ lack of tactile feedback. If Microsoft senior researcher Hong Tan her way, in the future touchscreen-equipped devices will let us feel clicks and more.…
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Extra Robot Fingers Could One Day Help the Disabled, Elderly & StarCraft Pros

Extra Robot Fingers Could One Day Help the Disabled, Elderly & StarCraft Pros
Last month we saw MIT’s prototypes for wearable robot arms. Two mechanical engineers from the same university recently presented a similar robot, but on a smaller scale. Made by mechanical engineering professor Harry Asada and his…
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oPhone DUO Lets You Receive Scented Messages: Eau de Possibilities

oPhone DUO Lets You Receive Scented Messages: Eau de Possibilities
We can use our phones to send images and sounds to and from practically anywhere on the planet. Soon we may be able to do that with scents as well. Vapor Communications is working on the…
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FiDELYS Smartwatch: The Eyes Have It

FiDELYS Smartwatch: The Eyes Have It
There’s a good reason for biometric security, since it ensures that most of your information on your devices or computer doesn’t get stolen or swiped too easily. Using your eyes as your password is the stuff…
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Smart Picture Technologies Turns Your Smartphone’s Camera into a Measuring Tape

Smart Picture Technologies Turns Your Smartphone’s Camera into a Measuring Tape
Pictures make it easy to record or compare visible properties such as shape and color. But they’re not the best way to figure out distances and measurements. Until now. Smart Picture Technologies is working on an …
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NASA Orion Crew Capsule Completes Parachute Test Flawlessly

NASA Orion Crew Capsule Completes Parachute Test Flawlessly
In the early days of the space program, NASA used capsules atop powerful rockets to fling astronauts and gear into space. We replaced those early capsules with the space shuttle fleet. With the shuttles retired, U.S.…
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Razer Working on Micro-console for Gaming That Runs Android TV

Razer Working on Micro-console for Gaming That Runs Android TV
When it comes to gear for gaming, Razer makes some of the best and coolest stuff out there. Razer is working on a new micro-console for gaming in the home that will launch sometime this fall.…
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Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire: The Hog Goes Electric

Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire: The Hog Goes Electric
When you think of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, I would bet you think of the loud and flashy bikes with lots of chrome and big roaring motors that you see on the street each day. The company has…
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Sharp Free-Form Displays Mean no More Rectangles

Sharp Free-Form Displays Mean no More Rectangles
Sharp has unveiled a slick bit of display tech that will free us all from the tyranny of the rectangle. It doesn’t matter where you find a display these days be it in your car, phone,…
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NASA to Test Inflatable Space Housing at ISS

NASA to Test Inflatable Space Housing at ISS
The International Space Station was a massively expensive construction project. Part of that huge cost was the expense of getting the individual modules into space. Those things were massive and very heavy. In the future, astronauts…
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MIT Creates Wearable Robot Arms: Paging Doctor Octopus

MIT Creates Wearable Robot Arms: Paging Doctor Octopus
In the future, people may wear robotic exoskeletons to give them increased strength and protection. But more power isn’t always the answer. Sometimes you just need an extra hand or two. That’s why researchers at MIT’s …
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Raptor Robot Can Run 28 MPH and Avoid Obstacles

Raptor Robot Can Run 28 MPH and Avoid Obstacles
I’d wager what most of us know of the velociraptor is what we learned from Jurassic Park. The Raptor is a smaller dinosaur that is believed to have hunted in packs. Scientists at the Korea Advanced…
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SpaceX Dragon V2 Reusable Spacecraft: Daenerys Would Be Impressed

SpaceX Dragon V2 Reusable Spacecraft: Daenerys Would Be Impressed
Private manufacturer SpaceX recently unveiled the updated version of its Dragon spacecraft. The Dragon V2 has a number of improvements, but the company is particularly proud of its ability to “land anywhere on Earth with the…
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Self-assembling Moon House Could be the First Structure on the Moon’s surface

Self-assembling Moon House Could be the First Structure on the Moon’s surface
If Humans are ever to spend more than a few days on the surface of the moon or other planet, they will need some sort of shelter. An entrepreneur from Sweden has created a crowdfunding initiative…
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Satellite Communications Reestablished after 31 Years of Silence

Satellite Communications Reestablished after 31 Years of Silence
A group of amateur astronomers working with NASA’s blessing raised money to help fund the work needed to reestablish communications with a satellite called ISEE-3 that launched in 1978. That satellite was originally supposed to study…
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