banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Research in our laboratory reduces dependence on specialized medical imaging devices, biological and chemical processes and creates new p...
Looking beyond smart cities
Virtual and augmented reality headsets are unique as they have access to our facial area, an area that presents an excellent opportunity ...
How do you spot a DeepFake? How good are DeepFake videos? How well can ordinary people tell the difference between a video manipulated by...
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Space Exploration Initiative
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
Enhancing human physical capability
The human ankle provides a significant amount of net positive work during the stance period of walking, especially at moderate to fast wa...
Acquisition of surface electromyography (sEMG) from a person with an amputated lower extremity (LE) during prosthesis-assisted walking re...
Human-computer interaction (HCI) has traditionally focused on designing and investigating interfaces that provide explicit visual, audito...
Real World Data (RWD) and Real World Evidence (RWE) are playing an increasing role in healthcare decisions to support innovative use of E...
Technical summaryUnstructured learning problems without well-defined rewards are unsuitable for current reinforcement learning (RL) appro...
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
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a th...
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioceptio...
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Dimensions of human movement that are absent from the eye, such as pressures, muscular tensions, and external features, are represe...
“Power Props” is a sensor and actuator platform for Live Action Role Playing (LARP), immersive theater, theme park, and other transmedia ...
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Although there have been great advances in the control of lower extremity prostheses, transitioning between terrains such as ramps or sta...
Designing for, with, and by nature
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Transforming data into knowledge
DIVE is a web-based data exploration system that lets non-technical users create stories from their data without writing code. DIVE ...
How radical new collaborations will catalyze a revolution in health.
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Machines powered by artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly mediate our social, cultural, economic, and ...
Should workers worry about automation and AI?Many workers, policy makers, and researchers are asking themselves exactly this question. Bu...
Since Alan Turing envisioned Artificial Intelligence (AI), a major driving force behind technical progress has been competition with huma...
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...
The PCB debugging could be tricky sometimes. Normally we should check which signal we want to measure in the schematic and switch to PCB ...
Center for Extreme Bionics
We propose a novel shape-changing interface that consists of a single line. Lines have several interesting characteristics from the persp...
State-of-the art liquid handling systems are generally pump-driven systems connected with valves and tubes. These systems are manually a...
Printflatables is a design and fabrication system for human-scale, functional and dynamic inflatable objects. The user begins with specif...
Developed as part of the Playful Words research project at the MIT Media Lab's Laboratory for Social Machines, Learning Loops aims to mak...
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)
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
How can we add the missing "T" and "E" in preschool STEAM education?
"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...
This work is being continued through The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT.TuringBox is a platform&...
Could a social robot collaboratively exchange stories with children as a peer and help improve their linguistic and storytelling skills? ...
“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 ...
Bernal, Guillermo, Lily Zhou, Haripriya Mehta, and Pattie Maes. NeurIPS Workshop on Machine Learning for Creativity and Design, December 14, 2019.
In nature, hair has numerous functions such as providing warmth, adhesion, locomotion, sensing, and a sense of touch, as well as its well...
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!