banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Looking beyond smart cities
Space Exploration Initiative
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning c...
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
How do you spot a DeepFake? How good are DeepFake videos? How well can ordinary people tell the difference between a video manipulated by...
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a th...
How can we add the missing "T" and "E" in preschool STEAM education?
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good."The Marauder's Map from the Harry Potter universe uses UltraWide Band transmitters and receive...
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Real World Data (RWD) and Real World Evidence (RWE) are playing an increasing role in healthcare decisions to support innovative use of E...
My research reduces dependence on specialized medical imaging devices, biological and chemical processes and creates new paradigms for us...
This work is being continued through The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT.TuringBox is a platform&...
Designing for, with, and by nature
Could a social robot collaboratively exchange stories with children as a peer and help improve their linguistic and storytelling skills? ...
Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioceptio...
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
“I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way I can walk round it, work from the four sides and literally be in the paintin...
The view on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) diagnosis has shifted towards a more dynamic process in which clinical and pathological markers evo...
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...
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
In nature, hair has numerous functions such as providing warmth, adhesion, locomotion, sensing, and a sense of touch, as well as its well...
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Unconventional mixing of research fields introduces a new method to study human behavior using social robots.
Emotionally supportive robots improve overall team functioning!
A social robot modifies its behavior to change what you think about it!
Virtual and augmented reality headsets are unique as they have access to our facial area, an area that presents an excellent opportunity ...
This is a joint proposal from graduate students Vik Parthiban (Media Lab) and Andrew Spielberg (MIT CSAIL, Distributed Robotics Laborator...
Three-dimensional Digital Image Correlation (3D-DIC) is a non-contact optical-numerical technique for evaluating the dynamic mechani...
S. S. Srinivasan, M. J. Carty, P. W. Calvaresi, T. R. Clites, B. E. Maimon, C. R. Taylor, A. N. Zorzos, H. Herr, On prosthetic control : A regenerative agonist-antagonist myoneural interface, 2, eaan2971 (2017).
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
Although there have been great advances in the control of lower extremity prostheses, transitioning between terrains such as ramps or sta...
How to build intelligent music systems out of interacting audio-processing agents.
When they’re valued as design research partners, older adults feel empowered to contribute to technology design.
Storytelling is a fundamental way in which human beings understand the world. Imagine watching a movie telling the story of your life, ho...
Most countries are projected to see the number of people ages 65 and older surpass the population under the age of 15 by 2050. The limita...
Machines powered by artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly mediate our social, cultural, economic, and ...
CIFAR Fellows Hugo Larochelle and Matthew Jackson argue for a new scientific discipline to study the broad effects of AI.
Center for Extreme Bionics
Recent advances in artificial limbs have resulted in the provision of powered ankle and knee function for lower extremity amputees and po...
Optogenetic techniques have recently been applied to peripheral nerves as a scientific tool with the translatable go...
Nerve-Muscle Graft Chamber and micro-channel arrays tor interface to peripheral nerves for prosthesis control. This research effort ...
Rahwan, Iyad, Manuel Cebrian, Nick Obradovich, Josh Bongard, Jean-François Bonnefon, Cynthia Breazeal, Jacob W. Crandall, et al. “Machine Behaviour.” Nature 568, no. 7753 (April 2019): 477. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1138-y.
A new paper frames the emerging interdisciplinary field of machine behavior
Can we sonfiy calming breathing and passively influence a state of calm?Deep breathing has been scientifically proven to affect the heart...
SPRING is a custom-built hardware and software platform for children with neuro-differences. The system automates data acquisition, optim...
We are conducting EEG studies to identify the musical features and musical interaction patterns that universally impact measures of arous...
This project examines how the expression granted by new musical interfaces can be harnessed to create positive changes in health and well...
A learning framework for secure, decentralized, computationally efficient data and model sharing among multiple robot units installed at...
We introduce SkinBot: a lightweight robot that moves over the skin's surface with a two-legged suction-based locomotion mechanism and cap...
The vision of pervasive computing is now mainstream. These connected devices permeate every aspect of our lives. Yet, we remain tethered ...
Structurally, zero gravity means that we do not have to contend with architecture's greatest arch-nemesis, gravity. This opens up a new w...
Printflatables is a design and fabrication system for human-scale, functional and dynamic inflatable objects. The user begins with specif...