learning + teaching
banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
natural language processing
sports and fitness
Space Exploration Initiative
2023 Burning Man Arts"Once upon a time, in the heart of the Black Rock City desert, a knitted shade structure seamlessly melded ancient an…
Enhancing human physical capability
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Looking beyond smart cities
With Ghost in the Machine, alum Misha Sra and collaborator Purav Bhardwaj invite participants to consider the anthropomorphization of AI,
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a thir…
Structurally, zero gravity means that we do not have to contend with architecture's greatest arch-nemesis, gravity. This opens up a new wor…
Cultivating Creativity | Catalyzing a global movement enabling everyone to unlock
and unleash their individual and collective creativity
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
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning cha…
Artificial intelligence (AI) agents in an embodied form, such as Jibo, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home, are increasingly becoming part of our…
Former Media Lab Professor John Maeda talks to Danielle Newnham about computational thinking and what it takes to cultivate curiosity.
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Kate Darling discusses the work she's done to be seen as an expert within human-robot interaction and how to pass that power onto others.
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
Participate in the experiment at https://detectfakes.media.mit.eduCheck out our publications in PNAS, a workshop at IJCAI, and pre-pri…
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Human-computer interaction (HCI) has traditionally focused on designing and investigating interfaces that provide explicit visual, auditory…
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily fo…
Magnetomicrometry has exciting prospects for the control of wearable robotics, including prostheses and exoskeletons.
Transforming data into knowledge
Advancements in machine learning have recently enabled the hyper-realistic synthesis of prose, images, audio and video data, in what is ref…
Technical summaryUnstructured learning problems without well-defined rewards are unsuitable for current reinforcement learning (RL) approac…
Research studies led by Dr. Shah, in collaboration with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have develope…
Research studies led by Dr. Shah in his laboratory have created new paradigms for using low-cost images captured using simple optical …
The goal of this project is to develop techniques to remove identifying information from wearable and phone data to protect patients’ priva…
PCB debugging can be tricky sometimes. Normally we should check which signal we want to measure in the schematic, switch to PCB layout to s…
“Power Props” is a sensor and actuator platform for Live Action Role Playing (LARP), immersive theater, theme park, and other transmedia ex…
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Designing for, with, and by nature
Ancient textiles have played a major role in the social, economic, and religious structures of communities around the world. Iconic, indige…
This work explores a dynamic future in which the accessories we wear are no longer static, but are instead mobile, living objects on the bo…
We present CAPS, wearable on-body capsules which produce repulsive odor to deter sexual abuse. The capsules can be triggered by self-a…
Virtual and augmented reality headsets are unique as they have access to our facial area, an area that presents an excellent opportunity fo…
One of the principal benefits of counterfactual explanations is allowing users to explore "what-if" scenarios through what does not and can…
Automatic emotion recognition has become a well-established machine learning task in recent years. The sensitive and subjective nature of e…
Can we sonfiy calming breathing and passively influence a state of calm?Deep breathing has been scientifically proven to affect the heart, …
The view on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) diagnosis has shifted towards a more dynamic process in which clinical and pathological markers evolv…
Storytelling is a fundamental way in which human beings understand the world. Imagine watching a movie telling the story of your life, how …
In collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, we are conducting a clinical trial exploring objective methods for assessing depressi…
We show that using thin slices (< 1 minute) of facial expression and body language data, we can train a deep neural network to predict w…
EngageME: Personalized machine learning and humanoid robots for measuring affect and engagement of children with autismEngageME is a projec…
We are conducting EEG studies to identify the musical features and musical interaction patterns that universally impact measures of arousal…
SPRING is a custom-built hardware and software platform for children with neuro-differences. The system automates data acquisition, optimiz…
This project examines how the expression granted by new musical interfaces can be harnessed to create positive changes in health and wellbe…
Using OmniFiber technology, we fabricated a type of undergarment that singers can wear to monitor and play back the movement of respiratory…
New research shows that detecting digital fakes generated by machine learning might be a job best done with humans still in the loop.
Our traditional manufacturing, fabrication, and electronics have been centered around synthetic and completely artificial techniques. Comin…
Alum Harpreet Sareen writes about how humans might form a type of symbiosis with the plant kingdom in the future.
Alum Shriya Srinivasan, Dr. Matthew Carty, climber Jim Ewing, and others join STAT and Nova PBS for a conversation about the Augmented film.
"Augmented" is a Nova PBS documentary episode that premiers Wednesday, 2/23, featuring Biomechatronics group head Hugh Herr.
Augmented is a Nova PBS documentary produced by STAT News, which follows the development of a new amputation procedure and bionic prostheses
When they’re valued as design research partners, older adults feel empowered to contribute to technology design.
SynopsisThe class will cover a wide range of perspectives on deepfakes, from their historical ancestors through their philosophical underpi…
DropletIO proposes aqueous droplets as a programmable material for biology, art, and design. The DropletIO system can actuate and sense mac…