The Free Universal Construction Kit is finally here ~ 3D print pieces to make your toys play nicely together (specifically Lego, Lincoln Logs, Duplo, Fischertechnik, K'nex, Krinkles, Tinkerytoy, Zome, Zoob, and Gears Gears Gears!)
The DrawBraille mobile smartphone, designed specially for the blind, with a keyboard and touchscreen in braille, includes a book reader, email and music player. By Shikun San, Sheffield Hallam University (UK).
General Motors and NASA collaborated on the Robonaut 2 (R2) project that led launching the first human-like robot into space in 2011. They are now jointly developing a robotic glove, the Human Grasp Assist, a.k.a. K-glove, a.k.a. Robo-Glove.
Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology have managed to perfect 3D printing at the nanoscale. What may look like a grain of sand to the human eye, could in fact be a detailed racing car model.
Self-Assembly Line by Skylar Tibbits and Arthur Olson, presented at the 2012 TED Conference, is a large-scale version of a self-assembly virus capsid, demonstrated as an interactive and performative structure.