Cynthia Breazeal
If necessity is the mother of invention, why is the image of Western inventiveness a man bending the material world to his will? Cynthia Breazeal mothers her inventions another way. A pioneer of social robotics who literally wrote the book on the field...
Self-Flying Camera
Born out of the basement of a UC Berkeley robotics lab, Lily is a radio controller-free camera that starts recording as soon as you throw it in the air. Whether you're snowboarding or surfing, the waterproof quadcopter follows (and films) you around...
The Robotic Future of Pour-Over Coffee: Poursteady
The crowded premium coffee shop: on the one hand, it's a lively communal living room where conservations mingle and the energy is palpable—all walks-of-life coming together in the common search for next level java. On the other hand (and often where...
Best of CH 2014: Cool Hunting Video
Cuddling up with friends and family to watch some home videos is a classic holiday pastime, and the CH family can't help but get nostalgic by revisiting some of our own greatest videos this year. With camera in tow, the CH video team had the fortunate...
Robot Swarm at MoMath
They might be kept under the glass floor of a boxing ring-like installation, but that doesn't mean the robots within NYC's National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)'s new exhibition aren't friendly. In fact, they seek out interactions with each other...
Anki Drive
Video games, by nature, have always existed in the virtual world. While no less real or engaging to players, gaming has largely been contained to screens—at least until now. Anki Drive fuses robotics, artificial intelligence and video game styling...
Fashion X Technology: Ying Gao
Montreal-based fashion designer Ying Gao merges a poetry in craftsmanship with technological curiosity. After attending university at the Haute École d'arts Appliqués in Geneva, Switzerland and pursuing a Master's Degree in Multimedia at L'Universit...
We've all heard of Roomba, the frisbee-sized vacuum robot. Until recently we thought this slightly egregious piece of technology was the end-all-be-all of home cleaning innovation. Then we met Winbot. Made by Ecovacs Robotics—a company boasting...
Olympic Photography
Capturing the sport of this year's Olympics is a corps of skilled photographers. Though the iPhone has proven an impressive tool for following the action, these lensmen and women transcend the everyday spectator's capabilities with some unconventional...