Part of a series of the best of 2017. Here’s Popular Mechanics
For 13 years we've recognized the greatest people and ideas in science, technology, and engineering. This year, we focused on people whose careers are just beginning. These 12 young people have already changed entire industries—and lives. They're creating battle gear that treats wounds, hyperefficient digitized electricity, and these things: lightweight inexpensive robots that assemble like origami. The best part about these award winners? They're a long way from being done.