Magdalena PetrovaVideo Correspondent, IDG News Service

Magdalena Petrova is a Video Correspondent covering daily tech news for IDG News Service and is based in San Francisco.

UV disinfection robot

This disinfection robot can light the way to cleaner hospitals

A robot being developed by Blue Ocean Robotics uses ultraviolet light to disinfect rooms.

Starship delivery robot

Autonomous delivery bots will soon stroll the streets of Washington D.C.

Starship Technologies wants to make "last-mile" deliveries fast, easy, and convenient with its six-wheeled delivery robots.

Pal-V Flying school Utah

PAL-V opens the first flying car school in North America

PAL-V is opening the first flying car school in North America to help prospective clients obtain a pilot's license before the company distributes the first commercial flying car in 2018.

Cirris XR RoboBusiness

A gas-main robot can fix pipes without a shutoff

The Cirris XR pipeline repair robot can work on live gas pipelines, reducing the risk of injury to maintenance workers and allowing uninterrupted service to customers.

Robo-fish Florida Atlantic University

A robot fish is helping the Navy improve underwater movement

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University have developed a robot fish to mimic the motion of real animals, in hopes of improving the movement of underwater vehicles.

dot in car

Dots will send you meaningful notifications based on your location

Dots are low-power bluetooth devices that can be programed to deliver location-specific notifications and reminders as well as control bluetooth connected devices.

Lampix

This smart light is bright: It turns any surface into an interactive display

Lampix looks like a regular lamp, but using a Raspberry Pi 3, camera, and projector, it can make most flat surfaces interactive.

Fossil Q Marshal

Fossil aims to make smart watches fashionable

Fossil showed off its second generation smartwatch, the Q Marshal, at IFA in Berlin.

PicoBrew

Pico can brew craft beers right in your kitchen

Pico is an automated brewing machine that can recreate your favorite beer

ZTE's Axon 7 and Axon 7 Mini side by side

The Axon 7 Mini is a shrunk-down version of ZTE's flagship

ZTE revealed its latest smartphone, the Axon 7 Mini, at IFA and it looks a lot like the Axon 7

ADS-B receiver interface

Raspberry Pi in the sky: How to build this awesome $115 airplane tracker

This homemade device delivers information about a plane's altitude, speed, and destination directly to your smartphone or tablet.

solar roadways smart city

These solar road panels could turn our world into Tron

Soar Roadways has developed a modular system of solar panels which the company says can make roads safer and much more efficient.

The First Law robot delivers a prick to the finger

This robot exists solely to make you bleed

Roboticist and artist, Alexander Reben, says he created the first robot build for the sole purpose of inflicting pain on people, all to get them talking about artificial intelligence.