Robotic Plant

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2013 Barbara Mazzolai Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa Plants could soon have robotic counterparts. Barbara Mazzolai from the Italian Institute of Technology and colleagues are creating a system that mimics the behaviour of roots. The… Continue reading

Butterfly-Wing Electronics

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Eijiro Miyako                                                              … Continue reading

Wood Skin

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2013 Wood-Skin Wood-Skin Srls . Woodskin originated from a submission the studio made to open source design competition, Autoprogettazione 2.0. Inspired by the potential they saw in the material, team-members Giulio Masotti and… Continue reading

Solar Clouds

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2011Solar Powered CloudsQatar University In anticipation of extreme heat during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, scientists and engineers at QatarUniversity have developed a solar-powered gas-fi lled cloud that will shade spectators and… Continue reading

Smart Cast

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2011 Bones Pedro Nakazato Andrade, Brazil The most interaction your broken bones can expect is a fl urry of signatures and well-wishes on your cast—nice, but not exactly conducive to healing. Brazilian designer… Continue reading

Makr Shakr

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2013 Makr Shakr MIT Senseable City Lab, Carlo Ratti Associati, The Coca-Cola Company Makr Shakr is a new robotic bartending system that allows users to create, in real-time, personalized cocktail recipes through a… Continue reading