Raytheon-Sarcos has already made a name for itself 'round these parts with its promising XOS 2 exoskeleton, and now the company is showing off another prototype: one with big ol' robotic arms that'll do what yours do à la Robot Jox, and could very well replace the likes of the forklift.
It's less Disney and more drop-dead cool. While not actually made of carpet, but rather a thin, 4-inch sheet of plastic that hovers just above the ground, it still calls to mind fantastic possibilities.
Over the weekend, a mystery man put a prototype 3G MacBook Pro up on eBay. The auction got up to $70,000 before Apple had it pulled from the site. But we still got a pretty good look at it!
This prototype "2-in-1 smartpad" from Imerj and Frog is an Android phone that offers up twice the screen real estate as a standard phone by flipping out to connect two different screens. Neat!
This magical pen from Microsoft Research can dynamically reconfigure itself to be any sort of digital device that you need it to be, by sensing how you hold it. If you hold it like a pen, it works like a pen. If you hold it like an airbrush, it works like an airbrush. And if you hold it like a saxophone, well, you get the idea.
The aeronautical engineers at Australia's Skylifter have come up with a way to transport 700 times what a heavy cargo helicopter can: fix it to a blimp. The massive disc is almost 500 feet across, and its flying saucer-like shape makes it less susceptible to wind while hauling 150 tons.
OLED is a difficult technology to make in large screen sizes, which is why there are only a couple of small-size OLED sets available today. But if this 31-inch prototype set from LG is any indication, when those big screen sizes come, the results will be hot, hot, hot.
Here's a kitchen countertop that could be smarter than the cleverest cook. For example, put a piece of meat on the counter, and the Oasis system's 3D depth-perceiving camera senses exactly what it is, and then displays helpful hints, nutritional information, and recipes using its pico projector.
Creating a color e-ink display is a lot more difficult than it looks, but Qualcomm might have found the solution to this vexing problem in the wings of butterflies. Taking advantage of the same iridescent reflectivity you find in a...
Fuel cells are alive and well at Sony, evidenced by the kooky prototypes the shrinking Japanese giant rolled out today at the Fuel Cell Expo 2009 in Tokyo. What you see here are a couple of fuel cell-powered speakers and...