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SXSW trade show displays latest tech

Some of the brightest, most creative minds from around the world have gathered at the Austin convention center this week to display the latest technology. (CBS Austin)

Some of the brightest, most creative minds from around the world have gathered at the Austin convention center this week to display the latest technology.

The SXSW trade show offers exhibitions that range from promising startups to well established global corporations.

Companies from across the globe descend on Austin to display their products in hopes of catching the eye of an investor, networking or just showing off what they have to offer.

From virtual reality, to robots, the first-ever traveling indoor farm, and of course, music, the SXSW trade show is a tech-lovers dream.

"We have a circulating irrigation system and we recapture all of the water that flows through the system to reduce our water consumption down just what the plant needs to be able to grow," said founder and CEO of Local Roots Eric Ellestad.

Ellestad said his company is proof that technology is needed everywhere.

"the root zone lives down in the irrigation system drinking its nutrient-filled water day in and day out," Ellestad said.

Just around the corner was Kuka Robotics. Two robots were on display. One that can undoubtedly do the water bottle flip challenge better than most humans and one that works hand in hand with people, sensing human interaction and touch.

"It's also involved in a lot of healthcare type facilities where you might do rehabilitation motions where the sensitivity of the robot needs to understand the position of the human movement and can safely do that together," said Kuka CTO David Fuller.

Wednesday is the last day of the trade show.

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