The elegant CardSharp is a credit card-sized sharp and slim utility knife, which easily transforms into a tool in 3 folding steps; the built-in protective sheath helps prevent injury or blunting. (Thanks Danny!)
This innovative approach to the robotic gripper from Cornell, the U of C, and iRobot uses granular material that flows around a item and conforms to its shape to pick up objects of all shapes and sizes.
Spyderco’s Multi Tool may not be as portable as a Swiss army knife, but it’s harp-like structure makes it easier to flip out and use any of its 8 tools, which includes a screwdriver, a saw and a hammer.
Designed for eliminating structures in spaces where explosives or wrecking balls don’t make sense, the Husqvarna DXR 310 is a beastly remote controlled hydraulic robot built to perform a variety of jobs.