The center is funded by a $24 million gift to MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research from philanthropist Lisa Yang.
Read about the first upper-limb amputation performed using the AMI procedure created by Media Lab researchers + Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Media Lab students, faculty, researchers, and affiliates pitching panels at SXSW 2022
System uses tiny magnetic beads to rapidly measure the position of muscles and relay that information to a bionic prosthesis.
Hugh Herr discusses the implications of the technology behind his work, from regenerative medicine and surgery to elderly mobility.
Olivia Arthur explores the ways technology can transform the human body, and vice-versa, from robotics to work in the Biomechatronics group.
Reconnecting muscle pairs during amputation gives patients more sensory feedback from the limb.
In a new study published in PNAS, Biomechatronics researchers report findings related to the AMI amputation method.
Meet the Labbers, which ran from 2016–2018, was an ongoing audio series that took listeners inside the Media Lab.
For the robotics category of the innovation series, the USPS chose the bionic prosthesis designed by Media Lab PhD graduate Matt Carney
The stamp is part of a new USPS series on innovation, representing computing, biomedicine, genome sequencing, robotics, and solar technology
Biomechatronics head Hugh Herr discusses his research with the No Barriers USA podcast.
Cristina Quinn profiles Morgan Stickney, an elite swimmer who's the first person to undergo a bilateral Ewing amputation.
Everett Lawson and Matt Carney worked with Biomechatronics group head Hugh Herr to fit Everett with a bionic prosthesis.
An improved method for magnet tracking enables high-speed wireless tracking through various materials.
Morgan Stickney is an elite swimmer who's helping pave the way for the next generation of bionic prosthetics and para-athletes.
Alicia Lakey receives the Ewing Amputation procedure developed by the Biomechatronics group and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Sometimes you want to be able to see things that aren't visible.
Because old-school surgical amputation hasn’t kept up with modern-day medicine.
New optogenetic technique could help restore limb movement, treat muscle tremor.
For amputees, robotic limbs that move like the real thing and are controlled by the mind are a game changer.
Media Lab students, faculty, researchers and affiliates pitching panels at SXSW 2019
Will we all be cyborgs one day? Hugh Herr says he has the answer.
New device gives an amputee the ability to feel the location of his foot
"During the twilight years of this century, I believe humans will be unrecognizable in morphology and dynamics from what we are today."
Conventional peripheral neurostimulators are used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Typically, they send...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — For hours on end last year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers ran the brain-controlled robotic limb thro...
New study describes first human implementation of novel approach to limb amputation.
Revisit Human 2.0, a 2007 Media Lab symposium focused on the future of human adaptability.
60 Minutes goes inside the MIT Media Lab.
Five join the SA+P faculty, while 10 are recognized for work in art, architecture, urbanism, and design.
Hugh Herr tells the BBC that we're entering a new era of human-machine interoperability
Author Todd Balf gets a front-row seat as Hugh Herr plots his next big act—a $100 million project to end a slate of disabling conditions
You’ll likely hear Hugh Herr before you see him.The charismatic leader of MIT’s biomechatronics research group wears two next-generation ...
Muscle grafts could help amputees sense and control artificial limbs.
Hugh Herr and his Biomechatronics research group at the MIT Media Lab have developed the first powered ankle-foot prosthesis. The novel p...
On May 9, 2007, more than 900 attendees from throughout the world joined members of the Media Lab and special guests for h2.0, a symposiu...