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Advancing wellbeing using new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Integrating digital interfaces more naturally into our physical lives, enabling insight, inspiration, and interpersonal connections
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
Understanding children's relationships with social robots
Why was Einstein’s brain so good at some things and not others? Why is yours?
Creating long-term interpersonal interaction and shared experiences with social robots. Many of our current projects explore the use of s...
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Transforming data into knowledge
Brain circuits are large, 3D structures. However, the building blocks—proteins, signaling complexes, synapses—are or...
How we can understand human behavior (rationality, semi-rationality, bounded rationality, and just plain irrationality) in day-to-day behaviors, and in particular in electronic environments.
How to redefine and expand the conceptual framework and language of learning by creating new technologies and spheres of practice.
How radical new collaborations will catalyze a revolution in health.
How to bring the programmability of the digital world to the physical world.
How to build intelligent music systems out of interacting audio-processing agents.
How to distill meaning from complex everyday experiences.
Walter Bender is currently on leave.
How to detect the activity of biological molecules with micro- and nanofabricated devices.
How we can construct information technology and intelligence from the fundamental building blocks of physical media: atoms and molecules.