banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
point of care
natural language processing
sports and fitness
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Designing for, with, and by nature
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Looking beyond smart cities
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
Have you ever wondered what a friend would do if she was in your decision-making situation? Or thought about where a family mem...
"It’s time for us to move beyond 'bias' as the anchor point for our efforts to build ethical and fair algorithms."
The Jibo Research Platform is an in-the-field deployable Social Robotics experimentation and data collection infrastructure. Built upon t...
"I don’t think that AI will have fulfilled its full potential unless it can help us unlock human potential.”
Tega is a new robot platform designed to support long-term, in-home interactions with children, with applications in early-literacy educa...
The AAAI Fellows program recognizes individuals who have made significant, sustained contributions to the field of artificial intelligence.
Designed at MIT and tested by kids ages 9 through 14, it shows how exposing kids to technology fosters their interest in STEM.
MIT researchers and collaborators have developed an open-source curriculum to teach young students about ethics and artificial intelligence.
How to Train Your Robot Companion is a curriculum for students in 5-8th grade to explore artificial intelligence and ethics. In this cour...
Urban populations around the world are rapidly growing. To improve livability, urban residents must reduce dependency on fossil fuels and...
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Could a social robot collaboratively exchange stories with children as a peer and help improve their linguistic and storytelling skills? ...
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily ...
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
Promoters show off promising applications of the technology, but AI is not changing the world quite yet
The relationship between news content and its presentation has been a long-studied problem in the communications domain. Often, chan...
Complex biological systems such as brain circuits are extended 3-D structures made out of nanoscale building blocks such as proteins, RNA...
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
The aim of this project is to create an open source digital library with open data sets that cross link phenotypic response in plant...
The OpenAg™ Food Server is a shipping container-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology that can be built to utilize hydropo...
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
To help the region catch up, students organize summit to bring Latin policymakers and researchers to MIT.
Neil Gaikwad, a third-year PhD student in the Space Enabled research group, has been selected as one of the 2019 Facebook Fellows.
Neil Gaikwad, a PhD student in the Media Lab's Space Enabled research group, has received the GSC Graduate Teaching Award, an Institute A...
Bernal, Guillermo, Lily Zhou, Haripriya Mehta, and Pattie Maes. NeurIPS Workshop on Machine Learning for Creativity and Design, December 14, 2019.
Enhancing human physical capability
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
Joy Buolamwini talks to Frontline about bias in AI, and what can be done about it.
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Trying to catch up to a rapidly advancing technology, government agencies, industry, and academia are looking for guidance and best pract...
OverviewPAL is a wearable platform for personalized, context-aware, and always-present user change. PAL has mu...
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a th...
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning c...
Humanity is facing thorny problems on all fronts. These folks are working to solve them—and trying to avoid the unintended consequences.
Today’s assistive communication devices are far from perfect. Using state of the art small, wearable sensors and powerful machine learnin...
Creating long-term interpersonal interaction and shared experiences with social robots Many of our current projects explore the use ...
Machine learning model outperforms human judgementOur computational trust model is capable of predicting—above human accuracy—the degree ...
Emotion recognition modeled as a goal-directed process!
Unconventional mixing of research fields introduces a new method to study human behavior using social robots.
A social robot modifies its behavior to change what you think about it!
Alicia Lakey receives the Ewing Amputation procedure developed by the Biomechatronics group and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Women are more likely to report multiple symptoms, and "the majority of women present just like men."
Conversations between two individuals—whether between doctor and patient, mental health therapist and client, or between two people roman...
A new curriculum that helps children understand how algorithms are designed will keep them safe and motivate them to help shape the future.
Creating technology for social change
System could help with diagnosing and treating noncommunicative patients.
Opioid therapy is the cornerstone of management of pain in the ICU. However, opioids present numerous side effects and are highly addicti...
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence
Transforming data into knowledge
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
Deep Angel is an artificial intelligence that erases objects from photographs. The algorithm is hosted on http://deepangel.media.mit...
Blakeley Payne and Cynthia Breazeal discuss Blakeley’s open source AI curriculum for middle school students.