Leading the way this year is Elon Musk, founder of both SpaceX and Tesla Motors, and clearly one of the people bringing the future to us -- right now.
The award-winning products range from a revolutionary hands-free motion control system to a do-it-yourself 3D modeling software suite to shingles that double as solar panels.
In the following slides, take a look at six of the award winning products.
October 1, 2012 6:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Popular Mechanics
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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