Qworkntine Work Pod
Photo credit: Moahmed Radwan
Called ‘Qworkntine’, these modular work pods are designed to help employees safely return to the workplace as lockdown measures ease over the coming months. Each one contains an airtight seal and just enough space to get everything done. For security purposes, each employee is authenticated with facial recognition technology, thus eliminating the need for a door handle.

MIT M-Blocks 2.0 Modular Robots
Photo credit: Jason Dorfman | MIT CSAIL
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created M-Block 2.0, or self-assembling modular robots with flywheels inside them that can spin at up to 20,000 rpm. They use the angular momentum generated when braking to propel themselves in a specific direction, enabling them to spin, flip and even stack themselves together.