UK-based New Wave Energy wants to deploy a network of drones at a high altitude --- 50,000 feet -- to harvest solar and wind energy and help end dependency on the traditional power grid.
Arburg's new 3D printer, called the Freeformer, melts granulates together, in a process identical to that of injection molding.
GE is working on a new 3D printing method, known as cold spray, in which metal powders are sprayed from a nozzle at extremely high velocities on metal objects.
NASA's Robonauts are being developed for inter-planetary travel, and to take over for astronauts when the work becomes too dirty or dangerous.
An industrial robot known for its safety around humans has been programmed to work a checkout lane and choose how it accomplishes certain tasks.