Intuition Robotics' ElliQ robot is a bit like specially tailored Amazon Echo, designed to act as a loyal companion to senior citizens. While it's not a replacement for human company, it could do a lot of good.
Using millimeter wave radar sensors, Guidesense can detect obstacles in the environment -- including thin branches and bushes -- and relay that information back to the wearer via haptic and audio feedback.
After multiple delays, Lily the flying camera now won't ever ship, as the company announced its closure. It will be issuing a refund to over 60,000 pre-order customers after it couldn't fund the product's manufacturing.
3D scans of your own face to try on makeup or create custom avatars could be easier to find this year if this new startup is successful. Bellus3D has the hardware to take scans from your smartphone -- now they just need software developers.