Covariant, MassRobotics and The Engine discuss the road from lab to market at TC Sessions: Robotics

It’s a long road taking an idea from the R&D stage in a lab to successful commercialization, especially when you’re talking about technologies as complex and costly as robotics and artificial

Volocopter raises $170M, now valued at $1.87B, to fuel first commercial launches of flying taxi fleet in 2024

Volocopter, the startup out of southern Germany (Bruchsal) that has been developing electric VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft and a business model for operating them in taxi-style fleets i

Volocopter extends Series C funding to $94M with backing from logistics giant DB Schenker and others

Volocopter awarded key designation by European aviation safety regulator

Electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft maker Volocotper has received a Design Organization Approval (DOA) from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This is basically a rec

Twitter updates twttr prototype app with engagement swipes, conversation tweaks, better Dark mode and more

Twitter’s new prototyping app twttr, which it created to test and get feedback on new features — and new approaches to old features — has been out in the wild for a month. Now, wit

Watch the Airbus Project Vahana prototype autonomous air taxi take flight

[youtube] Airbus recently had the first ever successful flight of its Vahana autonomous air vehicle, and now it’s released video o

The Airbus Vahana flying taxi actually flew for the first time

Seems like just yesterday Airbus’ Vahana autonomous electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) craft was little more than a painted concept, but now it’s actually flown, during a full-s

A ride in the Lucid Motors alpha prototype

Lucid Motors brought its alpha prototype of its first production luxury EV to CES 2017. There’s a small fleet of these early test cars, but the one that made it to Las Vegas is the one in full c

Meet The Original Hyperloop… For Rocks

The Hyperloop isn't a new idea. In fact, the concept was so compelling that an engineer named <a target="_blank" href="">Stephen Fairfax</a> built one to carry phos

Press-On Polarizers Let You Enjoy 3D Movies Without Wearing Ugly Glasses

The <a HREF="">Stix project</a> is just a concept now, but what a concept it is. It's essentially a way for glasses-wearers to enjoy 3D movies w

Tablets With Back-Side Touch Interface? Here's KDDI's Prototype (Video)

<img src="" /> It's not that tablets or similar devices with a back-side touch interface are a new idea. <a href="http://www

Apple Once Made Dopey Stuff, Too!

<img src="" alt="" title="364_90_s_GPS_prototype_for_bikes" width="364" height="480" class="alignright size-fu

MIT's EurekaFest showcases high school students' problem-solving prototypes

[youtube] EurekaFest is a yearly event held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that showcases the prototype inventio

Video: Hybrid HP Mini with pop-out tablet PC looks phenomenal

[youtube] Yes, yes, yes. Check out this prototype from VIA. It’s a hybrid tablet PC netbook. The screen pops out of the

Shrek MP3 player should be made immediately

<img src=""><a HREF="">Designer Sang-hoon Lee</a> has designed these odd little

What if the iPhone had a keyboard?!!!

<img class="left" title="iphonepro" style="display:inline;" height="285" alt="iphonepro" src="" width="239" />Do you wish the iPhone h

Internet-connected toaster burns news into bread

Oh my. It’s this kind of stuff that makes it all worthwhile. I present to you an idea for a toaster that hooks up to your computer and can burn just about anything you throw at it onto the bread you

Panasonic’s prototype ‘Eco House’

Hey everyone, Doug Aamoth here in Tokyo checking in on Panasonic’s “Eco Ideas” initiative. Here’s a video tour of a prototype house containing various environmentally-friendly and technologica

Speedboats go solar

It’s like something out of a James Bond movie, if Bond were more of a hippie, but it’s cool. It’s a solar-powered speedboat, completely covered in solar panels to provide power. Usin

Samsung shows a practical use for OLED screens

OLED screens are nice but small. Perfect for a notebook but impractical for, say, a television. This prototype of a laptop by Samsung has a keyboard that’s made me agitated just by looking at it
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