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Important Innovations Collection: Jenga Playing Robot

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MIT Robot Plays Jenga


Remarkable Robotics
MIT's latest robot is being called a new kind of intelligent robot.  It uses vision and touch to play Jenga, which requires an understanding of the forces of physics such as push, pull and spatial arrangement.  Through machine learning, the  new robot has interactive perception and sophisticated manipulation.  For a great news story on this, go to Important Innovations Collection: Jenga Playing Robot: Highly Advanced, New Kind of Robot Courtesy:  MIT MIT Robot Has Interactive Perception & Sophisticated Manipulation to Play Jenga ...

Important Innovations Collection: MIT's New Robot Explorers Calculate Risk

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Robot Explorers Enabled by MIT Algorithm to Calculate Risks vs. Opportunities

Breakthrough New Algorithm for Intelligent Robot Explorers
MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute engineers have just created an algorithm that enables marine robots to calculate the risks versus the opportunity of exploring remote ocean regions for scientific research.  This is groundbreaking science.  The researchers believe it could enable fleets of explorer robots to pursue discoveries in the ocean, space and on earth, all the while calculating whether the risks are worth taking.  For a great news blog on this, go to Important Innovations Collection: MIT's New Robot Explorers Calculate Risk: Daring Bands of Robot Explorers for Ocean, Space and Earth Source:  MIT Algorithm Breakthrough by MIT and Woods Hole Oceanograp...

New GMC HD System

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Sierra HD Makes Truck Trailers Transparent

Transparent Truck Trailer for Safer Towing While Travelling
The Sierra HD has an array of 15 cameras to provide wide view, "transparent" navigation, according to GMC.  They have just unveiled this new system which the company says makes for safer towing by creating a transparent truck trailer as seen from the driver's rear view mirrors.  The technology allows the driver to see what behind them.

The Difference
What's different here about the camera system is there is a trailer mounted camera system that GMC says offers a "transparent trailer view".  The camera is the first installed in a production vehicle.  It makes it a lot easier to park the truck with a large haul in the trailer and travel through narrow spaces. It is new automotive  innovation and just unveiled by GM.

Important Innovations Collection: New Home Care Companion Robot from Stanley Black & Decker

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Stanley Black & Decker's New Health Care Companion Smart Device

Pria
Stanley Black and Deckers is a distinguished tool and outdoor device company that is now moving into smart devices for patient care at home and in clinical environments.  It just unveiled Pria, a home health care and companion robot produced by its new STANLEY Healthcare division.  For a news blog on this, go to Important Innovations Collection: New Home Care Companion Robot from Stanley Black &...: Stanley Black & Decker's Pria Source:  Stanley Black & Decker's Pria Helper Robot Designed to Enhance Patient Lifest...

Helping Robots Get a Grip

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University of Utah Robotic Science Innovation



Robot Grasping Planner System to Extend Robot Grasping Abilities
Scientists at the University of Utah have just developed a new, supervised learning system to enable robots to grasp objects with delicate precision and/or power/strength.  The purpose is to greatly expand their functionality.  It's called a probabilistic grasp planner and it's new innovation for the development of robotics.

Real Time Robot Planning Device
The device is able to plan grasps in real-time.  The system models and plans high quality precision and strength grasps.  It allows the robot to learn the best grasping technique as it practices on different objects. So for instance, the power and strength needed to pick up and place heavy objects and the precision and delicate manipulation needed for smaller, fragile objects.

Learning and Planning Grasp System for Robots
The collected data is used to determine which grasp is the most effective for each object. It also…

Important Innovations Collection: Jaguar's Unique Projection Technology for Driverle...

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New Driverless Car Safety System to Protect Pedestrians and Build Trust


Jaguar Innovation
Jaguar has just unveiled this unique driverless car projection technology.  The system uses bars of light reflected on the road ahead of the vehicle to let pedestrians know exactly where the vehicle is headed.   The purpose is to build trust for the vehicles with pedestrians.  For a great news blog on this, go to Important Innovations Collection: Jaguar's Unique Projection Technology for Driverle...: Driverless Car Trajectory Displays Source:  Jaguar Bars of Light to Protect Pedestrians and Build Trust Jaguar Land Rover has just d...

Double Folding Smartphone

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This Phone Triples in Size





Xiamoni's Double Folding Smartphone This is a really coo,l new piece of smartphone innovation.  The double folding smartphone from Xiamoni expands to triple its size from a pocket phone to a tablet.  This is a prototype but experts say there is nothing like it out there.

More to This - Shifting Screen Image
Xiamoni' s foldable phone shifts the image when opened to the size of the screen rotationally in an automatic fashion as you flip it.  There aren't a lot of tech specs on this breakthrough phone as it is a prototype and under development. But it is something to be aware of as it goes to market. Thought you might enjoy knowing about this innovative development in smartphones.

Important Innovations Collection: MIT Laser Sends Sound Messages

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MIT's Laser Beam Speech Messaging to Your Targeted Ear


Laser Beam Speech - Breakthrough Innovation
It's being called Laser beam speech and is a revolutionary form of messaging.  It's just been developed by scientists at MIT's Lincoln Labs.  It is a new laser system that can send an audio message such as voice, music or tone, to a selected person's ear by laser light without anyone else detecting or receiving it. MIT scientists say it's safe and can target an individual in any location. It's an incredible innovation.  For a news blog on it, go to Important Innovations Collection: MIT Laser Sends Sound Messages: Transmitting Sound By Light to Your Selected Recipient Source:  MIT Breakthrough Laser System from MIT This is breakthrough technol...

Important Innovations Collection: AI Smart Video Camera

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China's Very Smart AI Camera

The Obsbot Tail AI Video Camera
This new, artificial intelligence empowered video camera is getting a lot of positive attention.  The video camera is called The Obsbot Tail AI.  It was developed in China and is loaded with advanced AI and imaging technology.  The AI recognizes the subject of the video even in a crowd by identifying the face, body shape and posture.  That enables the camera to accurately video the person with smooth camera movements, tilts and zooms while keeping the person in center frame while they move around.  For more on this new technology, go to Important Innovations Collection: AI Smart Video Camera: China's Osbot Tail AI Camer a Source:  Obsbot Tail AI Video Camera Highly Advanced Videographer The Obsbot Tail AI is a brand n...

Mobile Charging Vehicle for E-Cars

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Volkswagen Innovation


The Electric Charger Comes to You
For electric car enthusiasts, this mobile charging machine is a gamechanger.  VW is working on bringing the charging station to you and your car.


VW's Mobile Electric Charger System
VW has introduced a mobile charging station that can be delivered to you wherever you are. The time to charge is 17 minutes and 15 cars can be charged at one station.  It is a real enabler for electric cars. It's innovation technology that is green and on the move.  This could be particularly effective for people who live in urban areas, park on the street and don't have access to a garage to charge their vehicle.

Important Innovations Collection: Keyless Cars at Your Door

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Keyless Car System from Bosch



Innovative Technology on the Move
You know the feeling - you can't find your keys or you can't find your car in a huge garage after a long meeting.  This is innovative technology from Bosch that addresses both and a lot more.
It's Bosch's keyless car system that is new and different through a smart phone app.  For details go to my journalist colleague Ed Kane's blog, Important Innovations Collection: Keyless Cars at Your Door: New Bosch Keyless Car System Image Source:  Bosch Smart Phone App Does the Trick Bosch is an innovation company.  It has just unvei...

Audiobook Important Innovations Travel

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Important Innovations Collection - Travel



Live on Audible
Today, an audiobook I narrated and co-authored with my journalist colleague Edward Kane "Important Innovations Collection - Travel" went live on Audible.  In the next day or two, it will be on iTunes and Amazon.

Latest, Important Travel Innovations
The audiobook showcases the latest travel innovations including flying cars, hypersonic and supersonic jets, hyperloops, drone boats, planes & cars, space vacation and much more.  These are innovations changing your life and future.

National Television Journalists
Ed and I are national television journalists who created CEO Global Foresight on PBS.  The book is a unique compendium of news reports we wrote on the latest in breakthrough travel innovation.  For more details, check out Ed's Amazon Author Page amazon.com/author/ekane

Important Innovations Collection: Disney-Audi VR In-Car Entertainment

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Disney & Audi Develop Virtual Reality In-Car Entertainment System



IMMERSIVE
Audi and Disney have teamed up to deliver a virtual reality, in-car entertainment system.  The in-car system for passengers provides VR video games that are in sync with the movements of your car.  It's brand new VR innovation in motion.  For a great news blog on it, go to my journalist colleague Ed Kane's blog at Important Innovations Collection: Disney-Audi VR In-Car Entertainment: Disney-Audi Virtual Reality Combination Source:  Audi IMMERSIVE In-Car Entertainment What a fun combination!  Virtual reality, Disn...

BMW's Vision of Driving Future

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Vision INEXT Concept Car




Intersection of Driver, Car and Digital World
This concept car is a unique vision from BMW on the future of driving.  Their concept car BMW Vision INEXT explores intelligent connectivity as a key part of personal mobility.  This concept vehicle is a great example of how a driver, vehicle and the digital world can connect and enjoy breakthrough innovation.

Connected Beauty on Wheels
BMW's vision that it is developing is an autonomous, intelligent vehicle with a "living space on wheels". You might think of it as your favorite space or living room on wheels in an autonomous vehicle so intelligent you don't need to think about the driving.  There's an intelligent driving system that becomes visible if you want it to.

Intelligent Personal Assistant
A big component of BMW's vision is their Intelligent Personal Assistant.  This is an interactive, mixed reality VR experience set for 2025.  This would integrate all aspects of your drive like ETA&…

Important Innovations Collection: Self-Walking Suitcase

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Very Smart Suitcase Loaded with AI and Sensors to Follow You on its Own




Making for a Better Trip
Chinese artificial intelligence startup company ForwardX Robotics has created a very cool piece of innovation.  It's a suitcase loaded with AI and sensors that follows the owner on its own. It's a self-walking suitcase that's designed to make your journey a bit easier.   For a great news blog go to my journalist colleague Ed Kane post at Important Innovations Collection: Self-Walking Suitcase:  A Suitcase that Follows You On its Own Source:  ForwardX Robotics' Ovis Artificial Intelligence Luggage This suitcase looks lik...

Important Innovations Collection: Self-Walking Suitcase

Important Innovations Collection: Self-Walking Suitcase:  A Suitcase that Follows You On its Own Source:  ForwardX Robotics' Ovis Artificial Intelligence Luggage This suitcase looks lik...

Important Innovations Collection: Important Innovations Collection: Environment

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Journalist Edward Kane's Latest Book on Important Innovations Impacting Climate Change, Global Warming and the Global Environment This is a uniquely informative series of news briefs on the latest and most important innovations with great potential to positively impact the global environment and cut greenhouse gas emissions
Important Innovations Collection: Important Innovations Collection: Environment: My Book on Innovations Impacting the Environment, Climate Change and Global Warming ASIN: 1792645619   ASIN: ...

Smart Display from KitchenAid

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KitchenAid Smart Display - First Timer at CES 2019 


Getting a Lot of Interest
This smart display comes from a surprising source - KitchenAid.  But they have created technology innovations in home appliances for many years. KitchenAid is owned by Whirlpool that owns  another innovation company Yummly.  Their new Smart Display takes all of that new tech to a new level.  They've innovated a smart looking, voice activated touchscreen that has the Google Assistant onboard as well as Yummly app.

Smarthome Display
The ten inch display is water resistant and ready for kitchen duty.  It's due out in the second half of 2019 and the pricing is expected to be from the $200. to $300 range.

Use by Voice Command Through Google Assistant
You can use the screen for many purposes like controlling your smart home gadgets, making video calls, doing search, watching videos, listening to music, all by your voice commands through Google Assistant.

MultiTasker & Your Recipe and Meal
This device is a …

Important Innovations Collection: Semi-Autonomous Semi-Truck

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Daimler's Semi that's Semi-Autonomous

Big Semi-Autonomous Semi Truck
Daimler has introduced another notable piece of automotive engineering innovation.  A semi-truck that can haul 80,000 pounds that is semi-autonomous  It's great innovation that can make our roads safer.  For an important news blog on it, go to Important Innovations Collection: Semi-Autonomous Semi-Truck: Daimler's Breakthrough:  New Cascadia Source:  Daimler's Cascadia Semi that's Semi-Autonomous Daimler's Freightliner...  It's by my journalist colleague Ed Kane, who is also the author of six books on innovation across industries  amazon.com/author/ekane

Important Innovations Collection: Important Innovations: Collection - Energy

Important Innovations Collection: Important Innovations: Collection - Energy: Innovations in Energy that will be Changing Your Future ASIN: 1731411723 Renewable Energy Innovations My book Important Innova...

Important Innovations Collection: Future of Air Taxi Mobility

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Bell Helicopter Is Committed to Delivering on Bell Nexus



Aerial Taxis in Operation by 2025
This is part of your travel future.  The Bell Nexus aerial taxi.  It looks like it's straight out of science fiction.  But it is real.  Bell has developed a full body model.  And they have a timetable of test flights leading up to delivering the vehicle for flight operations by 2025.  For a great news blog on this developing aviation innovation, go to Important Innovations Collection: Future of Air Taxi Mobility: Bell Nexus - Flying Over Congested Cities Full Size Model - Bell Nexus For Flight The Bell Nexus is one of the prototype  air taxi mod...

Smart Lighter to Quit Smoking

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Slighter is a Very Smart Lighter 




Innovation from Lebanon
Slighter is the latest, smart lighter that can help you quit smoking one cigarette at a time.  The company is based in Lebanon.  Their product offers a new way to quit smoking.  It learns from your habits.  It calculates how frequently you smoke and when you do so. It uses the data to customize a plan for each smoker.

Elegantly Simple Innovation that's Easy to Use
There's a lot of innovation and ingenuity in this smart lighter concept.  It sometimes, on purpose, won't light up to help the smoker cut cigarettes eventually down to zero.  The price is $129.  It will start shipping in July 2019.  The French National Cancer Institute plans to do a trial run with it.

Communicates and Calculates
You can communicate and share the data on your progress to quit smoking on a phone app.  The device also tells you how much money you've saved as you reach your quit smoking goals.  Interesting and innovative technology innovation…

Important Innovations Collection: Goodbye Toothbrush

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Fasteesh of France's Innovative Y-Brush Toothbrush



Say Goodbye to your Old Toothbrush
Fasteesh of France has just unveiled a very innovative Y-Brush toothbrush.  It promises to thoroughly clean your teeth in ten seconds.  It was showcased at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show.  For a great news report on it by my journalist colleague Ed Kane, go to  Important Innovations Collection: Goodbye Toothbrush: France's Fasteesh Source:  Fasteesh Y-Brush The Innovative Y-Brush Imagine cleaning your teeth in ten seconds instead of the se...

Important Innovations Collection: Smart Patch for Your Health

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Very Smart Health and Fitness Monitoring



Northwestern University Bioengineers' Smart Patch
This is very advanced bioengineering technology just reported from Northwestern University bioengineers. A small, wearable, flexible sensor patch that spots your underlying medical conditions in real-time. It's for fitness use and to be your first alert medical spotter for certain conditions. For example, dehydration, low oxygen or spotting you are diabetic.  For a great news blog on this amazing new innovation, go to my journalist colleague Ed Kane's blog at Important Innovations Collection: Smart Patch for Your Health: Tiny, Waterproof Patch with Sweat Based Sensors Source:  Northwestern University's Sweat-based Sensor Spots Health Conditions Re...

Important Innovations Collection: Important Innovations Collection - Travel, Vol. 2

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Author Ed Kane's Latest Book on Breakthrough Innovation - Travel, Vol. 2



My colleague journalist Ed Kane has just published a great book on the latest innovations in travel and transportation.  This is an accelerating area of innovation that is impacting all of us.  Here's a link to a journalist's take on what is the latest in travel innovation Important Innovations Collection: Important Innovations Collection - Travel, Vol. 2: Important Innovations Collection - Travel, Vol. 2 by Edward Kane Important Innovations Collection - Travel: Volume Two Kindle Edition ...

Important Innovations Collection: AIBO New & Improved

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Sony's Very High Tech AIBO - Robot Pet


Sony says AIBO 2 is its most advanced and realistic robot pet.  They've designed it with new hardware, artificial intelligence, cameras, sophisticated sensors and a lot more.  It's amazing robotic technology with great personality.  For a news blog on this go to journalist Ed Kane's report
Important Innovations Collection: AIBO New & Improved: New AIBO Pet Robot Source:  Sony's  AIBO Sony's High Tech Pet Sony has just launched a significantly upgraded version of the...

Adorable KiKi - RoboPet

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California Start-up Zoetic AI Developing the Tech



New World of Robo-Pets
KiKi is a little, robot companion that's a bit of a genius.  It learns from its environment through touch, sight and hearing.  The company is further developing this petbot over this year but there's a lot of interesting tech in it already.  KiKi is enabled by Artificial Intelligence to learn from and interact with its owner and environment.

Very HighTech Pet
There's a camera in the nose to learn and recognize the owner.  As you move around the room, KiKi's eyes are faithfully watching you like your pet dog or cat..  And, just like your pet, KiKi develops a personality based on interaction with you.  KiKi will be as much as a friend to you as you are to it.  KiKi has 12 different touch points.  Its batteries last 2 hours.  Zoetic AI is developing more versions of KiKi including a dog robo companion. What do you think?  Are you ready for a robopet? For more news on robotic and other innovation, go to…

Very Smart Microrobots

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Tiny, Elastic Microrobots to Deliver Targeted Drug Therapies



Breakthrough Robotic Innovation from Switzerland
Scientists at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and ETH Zurich have developed very smart, highly flexible microrobots.  They can change shape depending on their surroundings
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For Targeted Drug Therapy Delivery
The tiny robots are modeled on microorganisms like bacteria that change shape as their surrounding conditions change.  They are fully biocompatible.  The bots optimize their movements in order to get to hard to reach places in the human body.  They're thought to have the potential to revolutionize targeted drug delivery.

Nanocomposites and Nanoparticles
The bots are made of hydrogel nanocomposites.  They contain magnetic nanoparticles allowing them to be controlled by an electromagnetic field.  They are so tiny and flexible they're able to swim through narrow blood vessels, arrive at the target and deliver drug therapies.  This is revolutionary ro…

Important Innovations Collection: China's New Bot Delivery System

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New Package Delivery Robots



Rapid Development in US, Germany and China
Armies of robots, some of which can walk up your front steps and deliver packages to your door, are being developed and deployed globally.  For a look at some of the most promising robotic delivery systems, go to my news colleague Ed Kane's news blog at  Important Innovations Collection: China's New Bot Delivery System: Bot Deliveries on the Move Source:  Segway-Ninebot's Loomo Loomo From San Francisco to Beijing, armies of service bots for p...

Harley Going All Electric

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All New, All Electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire




Four Year Development Project Ready to Deliver
If you are interested in motorcycles and electric, green vehicles, you are going to be fascinated by this news.  Harley-Davidson is delivering on a four year development project and its commitment to make and sell an all-electric motorcycle.  Their LiveWire all-electric motorcycle is going to market in August 2019. The company says it's green, quiet and the "loudest sound you'll hear is your heart beating" as it accelerates at rapid speed.

Tech Specs
The bike goes from zero to 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds.  All you need to do is twist the throttle and take off.  No clutch to release and no gears to run through. The estimated range on the battery is 110 miles.  The battery can be charged on the road at any public Level 3 DC Fast Charge station or at home on a standard outlet.  The price starts at $29,799.

Important Innovations Collection: Important Innovations Collection Travel

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Journalist Edward Kane's Sixth Book on Important Innovations Just Published

My journalist colleague Ed Kane's book "Important Innovations Collection - Travel, Vol. 2" has just been published in paperback and as an e-Book on Amazon and Kindle.  He is the author of six books on innovation including Artificial Intelligence, Environment, Travel, Robotics and Energy.  Ed is a highly successful journalist who has created a national television program on breakthrough innovation on PBS - CEO Global Foresight and CEO Corner on NECN, airing in New England.
To learn about his latest book - Travel, Volume Two, go to Important Innovations Collection: Important Innovations Collection Travel: New Book - Travel Innovation - Vol. 2 Rapid Acceleration in Travel Innovations My sixth book - Important Innovations Collection - Tr...    And to see his series of 6 books on the latest in global innovation, go to amazon.com/author/ekane   If you like you can borrow these books for fre…

Healthifyme - Digital Weight Loss Platform

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Counting Calories App


Coaching from the Cloud
Based in India, Healthifyme is a digital weight loss platform that provides fitness and weight services.  Developed for Android and iOS platforms, the app provides calorie and water tracking and on the cloud fitness coaching.  The company is gearing up to launch Ria 2.0, its personal AI assistant that can make dietary recommendations and calculate calories on the spot.  The app has a paid version where, for instance, you can chat with nutritionists and health coaches to help maximize your results.

Global Expansion
The innovative technology company is expanding globally.  It's in Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore and planning to enter Saudi Arabia soon.  The device takes into account age, weight, goals, pre-existing medical conditions and recommends customized "smart meal plans". The company plans to integrate Ria with Google Assistant and Alexa this year.

Important Innovations Collection: Hyundai's Concept Car Climbs Stairs

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Car that Walks, Climbs and Drives


The Elevate
Hyundai has unveiled a very impressive concept car.  It's the Elevate, a car with robotic legs that enable it to walk, climb and drive.  For a great news blog on it, go to
Important Innovations Collection: Hyundai's Concept Car Climbs Stairs: Car that Walks and Drives Source:  Hyundai Elevate Concept Car The Elevate Gives New Meaning to "Door to Door" It's ...

Important Innovations Collection: Bell Nexus, Air Taxi Flying Machine

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New Look at Flying and Commuting Innovation


The Bell Nexus
This Bell Helicopter piece of aviation innovation is a real vehicle, under development and readying for takeoff.  It's an aerial drone taxi that's capable of vertical takeoffs and landings and speeds up to 250 mph.  For a great news blog on this, go to Important Innovations Collection: Bell Nexus, Air Taxi Flying Machine: New Look at Flying's Future Source:  Bell Helicopter's Bell Nexus Readying for Takeoff Bell Nexus, created by Bell Helicopt...

Important Innovations Collection: Audiobook - Important Innovations Collection Trave...

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Amazon Audiobook by Journalists on Travel Innovations

Important Innovations Collection: Audiobook - Important Innovations Collection Trave...: Innovation Audiobook I am pleased to announce that my book Important Innovations: Collection - Latest Travel Innovations is being publ...   Also, check out amazon.com/author/ekane

Important Innovations Collection: Deliveries by RoboDogs

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RoboDogs on Duty with Package Deliveries



ANYmal, the Swiss-German Autonomous, Robotic Delivery System, Wows at CES 2019
The future of food and package delivery has major robotic and autonomous components.  There's a new system that is a collaborative project between German automotive company Continental and Swiss robotics company ANYbotics that wowed CES 2019.

Dogs Deliver
It is a robodog ANYmal and its autonomous car CUbE that drive to your home and unpacks robodog. ANYmal goes up your stairs, rings the doorbell with its paw and leaves your package, taking off with a little high-5 for itself.  For a great news blog on this emerging robotic innovation go to Important Innovations Collection: Deliveries by RoboDogs: ANYmal Delivery Robot Source:  ANYmal Delivery Robot Robots Delivering It's a 4 legged delivery robot that can walk packages ri...

Airbus-DARPA Satellite Bus

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Constellations of Small Satellites



Airbus Wins Blackjack Program Contract
DARPA, the US Defense Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency, just awarded Airbus a contract to develop a satellite bus for its Blackjack program.  Blackjack is a satellite architecture for the US military.  Essentially, it is the utilization of constellations of small satellites in low orbit for the military.

DARPA's New Small Satellite System
DARPA plans on pairing the satellite buses with military sensors and payloads.  The buses will generate power for the satellites, provide propulsion and transmit spacecraft telemetry.  The use of small, inexpensive satellite constellations for military purposes is a concept DARPA has been developing over the past several years.  For more news stories on innovation, go to amazon.com/author/ekane

Very Smart Clock, Smart Home

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Lenovo Smart Alarm Clock Control System


Google Assistant, Time and a Lot More of a House Smart Control Center
This may be the world's smartest clock.  Lenovo's SmartClock.   All you need to do is say "OK, Google" to set alarms, get a weather update and see your schedule.  You can control 5,000 of the most common smart home devices directly from it.  You can even monitor other rooms in your home with it by using Nest smart cameras.

Interesting Innovation
There's a 4 display that's a touch screen.  There's a light sensor that dims the screen while you sleep and gradually starts lighting it up 30 minutes before your alarm goes off.  It also plays music.  The price is $80.00 and Lenovo says it will be available in spring 2019.  For more interesting news stories on new innovation, go to amazon.com/author/ekane

Innovative Television

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Thin, Flexible, Roll-able Display Screens



LG Signature OLED TV R
LG is a dominator in OLED television and it has just unveiled an innovative concept.  It's called the LG Signature OLED TV R.  It's a roll-able display thanks to its thinness and flexibility.

Press a Button and Screen Unfolds in Seconds
When you press a button, in ten seconds, a flat, 65 inch, 4K television unfolds.  When secured in its aluminum base, the container looks like a large speaker or metal coffee table.  This innovative concept has been named by PC Magazine as the Best TV of the Consumer Electronics Show 2019.  The reason:  its dexterous roll-up ability and the vivid colors and contrast that OLED delivers.  For more news stories on exciting innovation, go to amazon.com/author/ekane


Important Innovations Collection: Latest Smartwatch with ECG

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World's First Analog Smartwatch with ECG


Telling More than Time This watch turned heads at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas.  It's the first analog smartwatch with an embedded electrocardiogram.  It 's a new timepiece of innovation that allows you to time your run while monitoring your heart.  For a news blog, go to Important Innovations Collection: Latest Smartwatch with ECG: New Moves Source:  Withings Move ECG Withings Move ECG This watch has been named by PC Magazine the Best Wearable out of the Consum...

Important Innovations Collection: Samsung Robot for Your Health

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Multi-tasking Health Care Robot from Samsung



New Robot with Functionality and Friendliness 
Samsung, the Japanese giant electronics company, just unveiled a robot to assist patients in need of health care monitoring and other patient needs.  It's being hailed as friendly with great functionality for patients and their families.  It can monitor biometrics like blood pressure and heart rates, prompt the patient to take their medicine and even serve as a companion when the patient needs someone to   communicate with. To learn about this great new and developing piece of robotic innovation, go to my journalist colleague Ed Kane's blog at Important Innovations Collection: Samsung Robot for Your Health: Bot Care-Giving from Samsung Source:  Samsung's Healthcare Bot Innovative Robotics Samsung has just unveiled may be the wo...  and to see his news stories on innovation, go to amazon.com/author/ekane

Important Innovations Collection: Travel Innovation Cable Car Craze

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Highways Opening in the Sky


Transit by Aerial Cable Car
There's  a new innovative trend emerging in daily commuting.  It's travel by "gondola systems" or aerial cable cars.  The cars are green, quiet, emit no air pollution and are much cheaper to build than superhighways or bridges.  Systems are in use in Russia, Columbia, Venezuela, Algeria and New York City.  Planned projects are underway in Chicago and Jerusalem.  For more news stories on innovation in travel and across industries, go to Important Innovations Collection: Travel Innovation Cable Car Craze: Sky Highways Opening a New Urban Commute Source:  Medellin, Columbia Cable Transit System New, Green Gondola Systems Flying Above Gro...  and to amazon.com/author/ekane

World First - SUV with Total Connectivity

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Byton M-Byte All-Electric SUV




German-based Electric Car Startup Byton
Byton's all electric SUV the M-Byte has just been unveiled and the German innovation company says it will be available by mid-2019 in the US.  This SUV is loaded with innovation that includes artificial intelligence, 5G, total connectivity, and a 48 inch display that's the width of the vehicle

Driving and Totally Connected
Byton is rolling out two all-electric models this year.  The entry level has a 250 mile range on one charge and starts at $45,000.  The second model has a bigger battery, bigger price tag and a range of 320 miles on one charge.  This is the first vehicle in the world that can provide full connectivity while driving.  It has built-in 5G and multiple antennas.

Driving Tech
Inside the vehicle, there's a huge 48" display on the dashboard that spans the width of the SUV.  There's  a stationary driver's 7" tablet that's mounted in front  of the steering wheel. There's …

Important Innovations Collection: China's Very Smartphone

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Nubia's Red Magic Mars Smartphone


PC Magazine Top Phone Pick at CES 2019

China based Nubia is committed to retailing its Red Magic Mars Smartphone in the US and North America in the first quarter of 2019.  The price is $399 and PC magazine calls it great tech and great value.  The magazine says it performs as well as $700 competitors. For a great news blog on the China smartphone, go to Important Innovations Collection: China's Very Smartphone: Nubia's Red Magic Mars Smartphone Source:  Nubia Red Magic Mars Coming to US 2019 The Nubia Red Magic Mars is being called grea...

Very Smart Mirror in Smart Home

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Kohler Verdera -Voice Activated, Motion Detection, Alexa



Voice Lighted Mirror with Amazon Alexa
Kohler is known for its beautiful bath fixtures.  At the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas, Kohler introduced something very smart and unique.  The Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror with voice control.  The smart mirror has voice controlled light and motion detection that turns on the mirror lights when you walk into the room.

Alexa
The mirror is also equipped with Amazon's Alexa. That enables you to get messages, listen to the news or even shop as you get ready for your day.  This smart mirror was a CES favorite innovation.
For more news stories on innovation, go to amazon.com/author/ekane

Important Innovations Collection: Exercising with Virtual Reality

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NordicTrack Virtual Reality Exercise Bike



Bike and Headset in Sync
NordicTrack just unveiled their VR Bike at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas.  It's a brand new approach to exercise.  While you're burning off calories on the bike, your mind is engaged in Virtual Reality gameplay coming in on the headset.  And, the bike and headset are in sync, meaning if your watching an object going uphill, the bike will match it and you'll be peddling uphill.  For a great news blog on this new piece of exercise innovation, go to my journalist colleague Ed Kane's blog at Important Innovations Collection: Exercising with Virtual Reality: NordicTrack's VR Bike Source:  NordicTrack VR Cycling This exercise bike was just unveiled by NordicTrack at the Consumer Electr...

Important Innovations Collection: Amazon Limited Time Book Discount

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Amazon 66% Discount Today on Important Innovations: Collection - Energy e-Book



This is a very limited time, Amazon promotional discount, on my journalist colleague Ed Kane's e-book Important Innovations: Collection - Energy. The e-book is discounted 66% today to $.99  It's a very valuable informational resource for anyone interested in breakthroughs in the development of alternative, green, renewable, sustainable sources of energy.  For more information, go to Ed's blog Important Innovations Collection: Amazon Limited Time Book Discount: My Kindle e-Book Important Innovations: Collection - Energy Today my e-Book Important Innovations:  Collection - Energy is being offer...  or to his Amazon Author's Page amazon.com/author/ekane

BMW Riderless Motorcycle

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Concept to Push Safety and Autonomous Bike Driving




Future of  Mobility
BMW has unveiled a motorcycle that doesn't need a rider.  The self-driving bike is called the BMW R 1200 GS. Why would BMW create such a bike?   It's an important strive by BMW for safety and mobility system innovation for motorcycles and their drivers.

Remote Controlled Bike
The bike is a prototype that is remotely controlled by technicians. It just debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas. It can take off, accelerate, go around loops and corners, slow down and stop without falling or crashing.

BMW Autonomous Mobility Research
This bike is another example of BMW exploring the world of autonomous mobility.  BMW says the rider-less bike helps them make future motorcycles and mobility systems safer and less user controlled and user intensive.  BMW believes this technology will help them create future bikes with a higher level of connectivity in the future of our personal mobility.  For more new…

Important Innovations Collection: Television Innovation Unveiled

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Television Tech Reinvented


Samsung Concept TV's Under Development
At the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas, some extraordinary advancements in television tech innovation have been unveiled.  They include 98" 8K QLED TV and highly advanced screens of changing size and shape for a 75" 4K microLED TV.  These are prototype systems just unveiled and under development.  But they are a TV view into the future of television viewing. For a great news blog on the latest innovation, go to Important Innovations Collection: Television Innovation Unveiled: Samsung's Giant, Vibrant Screens Source:  Samsung 98 " QLEDTV TV Like You've Never Seen Before Samsung has unveiled a ...

Important Innovations Collection: CES Top Prize - Impossible Burger

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Mission Impossible - Impossible Burger 2.0 Wins CES 2019 Top Innovation Award



Ushers in 2019 as The Year of the Vegan

This innovation "best in class" news story absolutely sizzles.  A humble vegan burger, that has been perfected by a Professor Emeritus at Stanford University and his team at Impossible Foods, has just won best in class at the global 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  The competition includes 4,400 other great innovations across global industries.  The Economist nailed this year as "The Year of the Vegan".  CES just awarded the perfect vegan burger.  For a news blog on this, go to my colleague journalist Ed Kane's blog at Important Innovations Collection: CES Top Prize - Impossible Burger: Vegan Burger  Top CES Innovation Prize : "Triumph for Food Engineering" Source Impossible Foods' Impossible Burger Impo...

Important Innovations Collection: Important Innovations Collection: Energy

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Great Opportunity for a Concise Resource on the Latest in Energy Innovation



My journalist colleague Ed Kane has put together a great, easy to read book of news stories on the latest and biggest innovations impacting energy resources. In my opinion, it's need- to-know news about innovations making our world greener, cleaner, more renewable and sustainable.

Ed is a journalist who has created two national television news programs - CEO Global Foresight on PBS and CEO Corner on New England Cable News  He has authored 5 books on innovation including innovation in Travel, Energy, Robotics, AI-VR-AR and the Environment.  He is a science graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Amazon started a promotion on the Energy e-book today.  To learn more, go to Important Innovations Collection: Important Innovations Collection: Energy: Important News Amazon Kindle Today January 11, Important Innovations:  Collection - Energy e-book is being promoted at a special d...

Important Innovations Collection: World's 1st Passenger Drones

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China's EHANG 184 Aerial Autonomous Vehicle



Autonomous, Electric, Green Passenger Drone
China based company EHANG expects to roll out commercial version of its breakthrough, passenger flying drone The EHANG 184 in 2019.  The drone is autonomous, all electric, green and the first drone in the world to demonstrate the ability to fly a passenger. Take off and landing happens with one click.  It's a new way to commute that ready for takeoff.  For a news blog on this travel innovation, go to Important Innovations Collection: World's 1st Passenger Drones: China's EHANG 184 Source:  The EHANG 184 Drone Transit China is leading the way in passenger carrying drones.  The world's 1...