Weed-killing robot

This is pretty wild! If I ever decide to finally plant a garden to get great summer tomatoes, then I just might have to try this!

  

The fitness ring – the next big (or little) thing!

With the new fitness ring, we have the next big leap in wearable. You don’t really need a watch or a band if you can just wear this ring which tracks all kinds of personal data that syncs with your phone. It’s easy to see how this can revolutionize the market for health and fitness wearables. The video above shows a test of the prototype for Motiv’s new fitness ring.

  

Exoskeletons that can help you walk!

This looks awesome! Hyundai is getting into the exoskeleton business in a big way with a new system that can help paraplegics walk again.

  

Will Magic Leap live up to the hype?

Most realize that virtual reality and augmented reality will revolutionize computing, gaming and many more industries. So it’s no surprise that a company like Magic Leap is generating a ton of buzz.

The focus of Magic Leap involves virtual reality overlaid on the real world in a manner is called mixed reality. In a mixed reality world, objects are aware of their environment and can interact with the “real” world. The results are stunning and the potential is mind-boggling.

The company has not released a prototype yet, let alone an actual product, yet it has already raised $1.4 billion from a who’s who of Silicon Valley VCs and companies. Expect to hear much more about the company and its technology in the months and years to come.

  

Using drones in farming

This video illustrates some of the fascinating uses for drone technology in the business world. The primary example involves farming, as farmers can now get information about the status of their fields much more quickly and efficiently using drones with sensors as opposed to engaging an expensive helicopter. With more data, farmers can optimize the yields from their fields.

Drones will revolutionize so many businesses, and the possibilities are staggering. Another example cited in the video involves insurance, where drones can be used to quickly and efficiently asses real estate damage.

The company cited in this video is DroneDeploy, which offers software to help analyze the data captured by drones.