banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Looking beyond smart cities
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
Humanity is facing thorny problems on all fronts. These folks are working to solve them—and trying to avoid the unintended consequences.
Arielle Duhaime-Ross talks to biohacker Josiah Zayner, Alex Pearlman, and Ling Ling Chang about norms, ethics, and regulation.
Sleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a third of our ...
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
A wearable olfactory display that monitors cardio-respiratory information with the aspiration to support mental wellbeing.BioEssence is a...
Space Exploration Initiative
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Hairstyles, musical instruments and gardening all change in zero gravity, scientist Sands Fish says.
When contemplating the future of life in space, we dream not only of rockets and off-world societies, but also of art, of leisure, and fr...
“Can a man know the truth and tell it to the greatest number and still be misunderstood? Can one man be of the many and still be known?” ...
Ariel Ekblaw presented designs for self-assembling architecture to create habitats for people living and working in low-gravity environments
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily ...
Alicia Lakey receives the Ewing Amputation procedure developed by the Biomechatronics group and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Kate Darling and other experts consider how our interactions with robots may change the way we engage not only with robots, but also people.
Rosalind Picard is nominated to the NAE for her contributions to affective and wearable computing.
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
Beyond the Cradle
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Mabu is about the size of a kitchen appliance and assists with day-to-day healthcare needs through daily "conversations."
Greater Boston’s annual festival of ideas finds new avenues for celebrating and connecting innovators.
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
[Update 09/12/2019: This project has two open positions for UROPs/visiting students or interns. One position focuses around electrical en...
An underwater internet of things monitoring the effects of climate change or sampling waters on distant planets
A new curriculum that helps children understand how algorithms are designed will keep them safe and motivate them to help shape the future.
Enhancing human physical capability
Creating technology for social change
System could help with diagnosing and treating noncommunicative patients.
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
A video playlist portraying companies supported by the E14 Fund.
Submerged system uses the vibration of “piezoelectric” materials to generate power and send and receive data.
Flavor, in addition to making our food delicious, is one way of sensing biochemical richness. A highly flavorful plant generally con...
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
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
We present Piezo-Acoustic Backscatter (PAB), the first technology that enables backscatter networking in underwater environments. PAB rel...
Hamama is a Media Lab spinoff company founded by City Science alum Daniel Goodman and Camille Richman.
Exploring evolutionary and ecological engineering
Vik Parthiban and other AR/VR researchers talk to Wired about the future potential of gesture control for interaction design.
Opera of the Future head Tod Machover talks to Korea JoongAng Daily about “Symphony for the Koreas.”
Symphony for the Koreas will be the latest installment of the celebrated City Symphony series. Over the next few years, Tod Machover and ...
The advent of streaming has changed our relationship to music, but where is it taking us? What's the logical conclusion?
Adaptive Music for Affect Improvement (AMAI) is a music generation and playback system with the goal of steering the listener toward a st...
Cristina Quinn shares what she learned in a visit to the AI + Ethics summer camp run by Personal Robots group student Blakeley Payne.
When we form memories, not everything that we perceive is noticed; not everything that we notice is remembered. Humans are excellent at ...
As we move towards an increasingly IoT-enabled ecosystem, we find that it is easier than ever before to capture vast amounts of audio dat...
Tod Machover and Charles Holbrow discuss how they're building the tools and platforms for a culture of living music
Songs released on music streaming services are static, never changing after their initial release. Evolving Media proposes a content...
For decades, the International Space Station (ISS) has operated as a bastion of international cooperation and a unique testbed for microg...
www.ajlunited.orgAn unseen force is rising—helping to determine who is hired, granted a loan, or even how long someone spends in prison. ...
Joy Buolamwini has been selected as one of Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40.”
Xiao Xiao performs La Vie En Rose and a Tang Dynasty poem on the theremin at New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME).
At Otherlab, inventors build cutting-edge tech from exoskeletons and flexible undersea robots to clean energy devices.
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
MIT researchers have found a way to check many items instantly, non-invasively, and from a distance—using the RFID tags.
For people who can’t speak out loud due to illness or injury, AlterEgo might return their ability to communicate in real time.
Core77 reports on the Fluid Interfaces group’s work in cyborg botany.
Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is inter...
On the BBC’s Follow the Food, OpenAg head Caleb Harper and other experts discuss how technology is transforming our food systems.