learning + teaching
neural interfacing and control
banking and finance
natural language processing
internet of things
sports and fitness
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
Future Worlds | Design and action for the future we want to live in
Cultivating Creativity | Catalyzing a global movement enabling everyone to unlock
and unleash their individual and collective creativity
Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
Inventing disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic devices and creating new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis
Enhancing human physical capability
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Space Exploration Initiative
Designing for, with, and by nature
Andorra and the City Science research group at the MIT Media Lab are taking on the challenge of turning Andorra into an “Internationally Re…
Looking beyond smart cities
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
The Power of WITHOUT is a research theme in the City Science group. The theme proposes that heavy infrastructure solutions are not financia…
On the Gridlocked podcast, Media Lab Director Dava Newman and other experts consider what it will take to secure a clean energy future.
What will be the impact of shared autonomous micro-mobility systems? Will autonomy make the micro-mobility systems even more attractive?&nb…
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning cha…
Urban populations around the world are rapidly growing. To improve livability, urban residents must reduce dependency on fossil fuels and p…
Following The Power of Without agenda, the City Science group proposes the Technologies Toolkit. This research aims to translate the knowle…
Nearly all classes of wearable and implantable biomedical devices depend on battery power for continuous operation. However, the life span …
More than 95% of the ocean has never been observed by humans, even though the ocean plays the largest role in the world's climate system, h…
Our Oceans IoT technologies enable new applications in climate and ecological monitoring, aquaculture, energy, and robotic navigation. …
On the Gridlocked Podcast, Media Lab Director Dava Newman and other guests discuss the climate emergency, collaboration, and adaptation.
Kent Larson, head of the Media Lab’s City Science group, and PhD student Naroa Coretti Sánchez talk about the group's work and philosophy.
Digital Currency Initiative
An Alternative Autonomous Revolution System design for emerging urban contexts and societal aspirationsThe Persuasive Electric Vehicle…
Transforming data into knowledge
Lab alum David Moinina Sengeh and others speak on TED Radio Hour about friction in its many uses and forms.
The Signal Kinetics lab's underwater camera project was chosen as a research highlight in the current issue of Nature Electronics
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
Team Pulse of the Ocean becomes an Explorer Prize winner in the DISCOVER Competition—the first stage of the Ocean Observing Prize.
A lightweight research platform to develop autonomous technology Designed to transform bicycle-sharing systems into an on-demand mobil…
Babio, Guadalupe. Nuclear, A Climate Opportunity: Investigating decentralized energy networks for new urban environments. Diss. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2021.
Following The Power of Without agenda, the City Science group proposes the Informality Crowdsourced Database. This platform …
We present Piezo-Acoustic Backscatter (PAB), the first technology that enables backscatter networking in underwater environments. PAB relie…
We present the design, implementation, and evaluation of 𝑈2𝐵, a technology that enables scalable ad ultra-low power ocean IoT. At the…
A new device extracts energy from ambient noise
How radical new collaborations will catalyze a revolution in health.
A five-story mixed-use structure in Roxbury represents a new kind of net-zero-energy building, made from wood.
An environment of plants and mirrors that extends beyond the terrarium walls.
“[The wild boars] look at me like I am a visitor. It's like they’re the owners and I’m the guest. Wild animals that normally live in nature…
The vision of pervasive computing is now mainstream. These connected devices permeate every aspect of our lives. Yet, we remain tethered to…
Batteries wear out, but breathing, sweat and body heat might provide alternative fuel.
SCHOOL, ENERGY AWARENESSUsing TerMITes in the Santa Coloma School in Andorra we want to help students understand the relation between the e…
What if wearable and implantable devices could harvest energy from the heat, sweat or vibrations of the wearer?
This is the 3rd concept exhibition of imaginarium of technology which explores the future with advancement of batteries and how battery tec…