On Fridays I post here my favorite stories about emerging technologies, experiential activations, interactive art, advances in scientific research, and other things I find inspirational.

With a 20-qubit processor, Google is on track for a quantum computer breakthrough by end of 2017:

Image: Julian Kelly/Google

One-size-fits-all exoskeletons don’t work: we need exosuit tailoring:

Image: Steve Collins

A good roundup of the applications for which quantum computers will be incredibly useful:

Image: iStock

Apple’s iOS 11 ARKit augmented reality platform is closer to reality than Google’s Tango mobile AR:

Image: The Verge

A firsthand account of the app “Be My Eyes” and the technology revolution that’s happening for the blind:

Image: Be My Eyes

Startup Synchron is developing a #BrainComputerInterface using “stentrodes”:

Image: University of Melbourne

Amazon filed a patent for huge, city-center #DeliveryDrone towers:

Image: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

NASA and Stanford have developed a gecko-inspired robot to clean up space junk:

Image: Jiang et al., Sci. Robot. 2, eaan4545 (2017)

A new virtual reality & augmented reality lab will open in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in late 2017:

Image: Pamela Wong/BKLYNER

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