Inc has put together a brilliant list here.
Our favourite is the "Hyperredundant Discrete Robotic Articulated Serpentine", a robot which can climb up walls and perform perilous tasks, so humans don’t break their necks.
All of Inc’s top inventions have come straight out of the States. Now it’s over to us to compile a list of the best BRITISH inventions of 2009. Email your suggestions to email@example.com