The history of automation begins in 1790 and roars through the 20th Century with stunning advances. One of the highlights was the Ford River Rouge Plant -- iron ore went into one end of the plant and a finished Model T came out the other end.
Researchers at Harvard University have designed a soft robotic cardiac simulator that can move with a 3D motion similar to how an actual heart valve twists when blood pumps through it.
A team of Dutch designers has come up with a way to retrofit a typical home in the Netherlands with a “skin” of solar panels and smart technology to make the home more sustainable and energy neutral.
Boston-based Cambrian Innovation has developed a solution called EcoVolt that uses bioelectrochemistry to treat wastewater so it can be turned into electricity. The company is targeting the beverage industry to convert waste from making beer and wine into energy breweries and wineries can use to run their operations.
The AllSee prototype sensor lets users control devices such as smartphones through hand movements, even if the users can't see them.