CNET TV's Always On: Behind the scenes (pictures)
Always On premieres right here on CNET on June 19, at 11 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. Eastern. Check out stills from the first few shoots, including flying autonomous helicopters, a solar-powered race car, and more.
Checking the temperature in the ice chest before inserting the new iPad as part of our first torture test.
Our intrepid cameraman, Celso Bulgatti, getting a higher vantage point (on a forklift).
The autonomous robotic helicopters of Carnegie Mellon University.
Trying to get a robotic helicopter to perch gently on my hand. This involves more chasing than you might imagine.
I caught one!
Four robotic helicopters, about to swarm around me. Mental soundtrack: "Ride of the Valkyries."
Getting a look at the guts of a solar-powered race car built by team CalSol.
Affixing a GoPro to the roof of the solar car, so I can record my thoughts from inside.
The good news is, I fit inside the car. Getting one last safety briefing before I head off into the sunset. Well, not the sunset, since it's solar...you know what I mean.
Lid on, all buckled in, and ready to roll. What a great day.
Solar car/spaceship on the move.