WHAT WE DO
We're very disruptive.
The Think Tank Team is passionate about inventing experience-centric future products and technologies. We aim for real-world impact by turning our disruptive concepts into products that connect objects, environments, information and people. Together we combine new designs, materials, technologies and approaches to create the products of tomorrow.
We draw inspiration from Henri Poincaré, who stated: “It is by logic that we prove, but by intuition we create.” We start our work by looking for problems and seeking inspiration in the needs of everyday life, then seek impact by creating prototypes and technologies that have a strong potential to become products. To that end, we re-imagine existing products, create new product classes, and explore new materials, technologies and affordances.
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OUR LAB LOCATION(S)
665 Clyde Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
WHO WE ARE
Our team is crewed by experts in fields from industrial design to physics.
Our areas of interest include electrical engineering, robotics, optics, computational imaging, machine learning, natural language processing, visual design, computational graphics, material science, biochemistry, and others. We are driven by our shared passion to expand our mission to frontiers we haven’t thought of yet.
In his role as head of TTT, Pranav Mistry and his team are passionate about integrating the world of information with our real world interactions. Pranav is a designer, engineer and inventor. He is the inventor of Sixth Sense, and one of the most widely viewed TED speakers of all time. Pranav’s work is wide-ranging, and includes intelligent sticky notes that can be searched, located and can send reminders and messages; a pen that can draw in 3D; and an invisible computer mouse.
Pranav holds a M.S. in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT, a Master of Design from IIT Bombay and a Bachelor in Computer Engineering from Gujarat University. His research interests include ubiquitous computing, gestural and tangible interaction, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, machine vision, collective intelligence and robotics. He was awarded the Young Innovator Award TR35 for 2009 by MIT Technology Review, and was named on the 2010 Creativity 50 list – a list of the most influential and inspiring creative personalities of 2010. Sixth Sense was also awarded the Popular Science 2009 Invention Award. In 2011, Asian Scientist honored him with a spot on its Ultimate List of 15 Asian Scientists to Watch. Pranav was also honored as Young Global Leader for 2013 by the World Economic Forum.
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Our strength is our people. We assemble the smartest, most original thinkers and encourage great work with a collaborative environment.
We work closely with corporations and industry partnerships, and offer collaboration opportunities with top U.S. universities.