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Backacia fights against construction waste with reused materials

Large construction sites are incredibly wasteful. Materials get tossed all the time if there’s a c
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Taking a ride on the VanMoof Electrified X2

A couple of months ago, we took a VanMoof electric-bike for a test ride in Paris. While there are a
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Inside Planet 13, the world’s largest cannabis dispensary

We got a backstage tour into the world’s largest cannabis dispensary, just blocks away from the La
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MIT’s collaborative robot reads muscles to help users lift

MIT CSAIL’s robotic arm monitors muscle movements to help people lift heavy objects.
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Florabot is using robotic arms to make floral arrangements

The MassRobotics startup has designed a kiosk for ordering flower arrangements on-demand.
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Building synthetic muscle for robots

Ras Labs is a small Boston-based startup that uses a unique material that can expand and contract li
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Building a more versatile robotic picker

Boston/Shanghai-based XYZ Robotics develops dexterous robotic arms that can change tools on the fly.
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GetYourGuide’s got the power… at its new HQ

Berlin startup GetYourGuide has catapulted into the ranks of the hottest consumer tech companies in
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Inside StockX’s authentication center

We visit StockX’s 15,000 square feet facility in Detroit to peek into their authentication pro
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Inside California EV startup Zero Motorcycles

We talk to the CEO of Zero Motorcycles and visit their California factory to check out the new elect
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Bolt Threads uses spider silk to make apparel

We visit the Bolt Threads R&D lab to learn about the process of using protein from spider webs t
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Digitizing construction sites with Scaled Robotics

Barcelona-based Scaled Robotics built a Wall-E doppelgänger to navigate around and build maps of co
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Harley-Davidson’s e-motorcycle debut and EV pivot

Harley-Davidson on its first production e-motorcycle and plans for a full EV lineup, from scooters t
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Hear Rivian engineers talk self-driving and designing for adventures

Rivian promises to make electric vehicles for adventures. Hear two of the company’s engineers disc
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Inside Mcity, the University of Michigan’s automotive proving ground

Mcity is a 32-acre proving ground for the next generation of mobility technologies.
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Inside the GM factory where Cruise’s autonomous Bolt is made

TechCrunch took a field trip to GM’s Orion Assembly plant in Michigan to get an up close view
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Where May Mobility’s self-driving shuttles might show up next

TechCrunch recently spent the day with May Mobility in Detroit, where it first launched, to get a cl
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3D manufacturer Carbon helps customers scale polymer products

Carbon’s 3D printer uses light to chemically grow an object out of liquid. We visited their facili
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Meet the startups building community at Factory Berlin

We tour Factory Berlin, a community for entrepreneurs, and interview several of the startups about t
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A look inside Lockheed Martin’s emergent tech

Lockheed Martin has been in the heart of Silicon Valley since the beginning. From shrinking the tele
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