banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
natural language processing
sports and fitness
point of care
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
Space Exploration Initiative
Looking beyond smart cities
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
Transforming data into knowledge
Michael Schrage considers the past, present, and future of recommendation engines, including Pattie Maes's advances in software agents.
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
SensorNets: Towards Reconfigurable Multifunctional Fine-grained Soft and Stretchable Electronic Skins.SensorNets is a bioin…
Ziv Epstein talks about his latest research project, which will attempt to "map the networks of cooperation and serendipity at Burning Man."
MIT Center for Constructive Communication
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Creating technology for social change
In Wired, Deb Roy, director of the MIT CCC, and postdoc Nabeel Gillani make the case for "you-are-here" maps for the internet.
He was recognized for his innovative contributions to wireless sensing and for networking advances in challenging environments.
Living Observatory is an initiative for documenting and interpreting ecological change that will allow people, individually and collectivel…
Swarms of robots will revolutionize many applications, from targeted material delivery to farming. However, the characteristics that make t…
Boroushaki, Tara, et al. "Robotic Grasping of Fully-Occluded Objects using RF Perception." IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2021).
Digital Currency Initiative
The current system of scientific recognition and funding has significant bias towards work published in the top few percent of journal…
Can robots find and grasp hidden objects?Robots are not capable of handling tasks as simple as restocking grocery store shelves as th…
We present Piezo-Acoustic Backscatter (PAB), the first technology that enables backscatter networking in underwater environments. PAB relie…
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers, …
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
As of August 2020, Ring has active partnerships with over 1400 law enforcement agencies across the US. These partnerships allow law enforce…
In “normal” times, the process of voting can be confusing enough for many Americans -- from whether and where they’re registered, to absent…
PubPub reinvents publication to align with the way the web was designed: collaborative, evolving, and open. PubPub uses a graphical format …
How radical new collaborations will catalyze a revolution in health.
Predicting Urban Performance through Behavioral Patterns in Temporal Telecom DataThis study explores a novel method to analyze diverse beha…
Measuring Cooperation at Scale
Did you know that submarines today still cannot wirelessly communicate with airplanes? For decades, communicating between underwater and th…
Tidmarsh is a 600-acre former cranberry farm near Plymouth, MA that has undergone a restoration to wetland. We have instrumented the site w…
A. L. Alfeo et al., "Urban Swarms: A new approach for autonomous waste management," 2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Montreal, QC, Canada, 2019, pp. 4233-4240.
A novel acoustic-based backscatter design offers an innovative scheme for underwater energy harvesting and data transmission.
By Dell Cameron and Dhruv MehrotraAs reporters raced this summer to bring new details of Ring’s law enforcement contracts to…
INSPIRE: Intelligence Never Seeks Perfection, Instead Requires Effort.Stories help us expand our sense of what's possible: by hearing from …
The RadioTalk corpus includes speech recognition transcripts sampled from talk radio broadcasts in the United States between October of 201…
How to build intelligent music systems out of interacting audio-processing agents.
Burning Man is a magical place that gets the best of human creativity and collaboration to flourish. To further understand what makes this …
A learning framework for secure, decentralized, computationally efficient data and model sharing among multiple robot units installed at m…
This project aims to show a different picture of the data behind the news, looking at how we analyze, represent, and interact with it. …
Data Fusion for Dynamic Traffic PredictionTraffic congestion has huge negative impacts on the productivity, health and personal lives …
Modern cities have to respond to the growing demands of more efficient and sustainable urban development, as well as an increased quality o…
We’re in a modern Cambrian era, sorting through an explosion of technologies enabled by the Internet.
We asked futurists, tech execs, academics, researchers, and a sci-fi writer to imagine our tech-driven society in 20 years.
Fadel Adib is one of 25 recipients of the Office of Naval Research's 2019 Young Investigator Awards, and the only awardee from MIT.
Presenting RFind, a new technology that allows us to locate almost any object with extreme accuracy by transforming low-cost, battery-free …
Mayton, Brian, et al. "The networked sensory landscape: Capturing and experiencing ecological change across scales." PRESENCE: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments 26.2 (2017): 182-209.
Inspired by previous work in the field of data sonification, we built a data-driven composition platform that enables users to map collisio…
Enhancing mobile life through improved user interactions
We investigate the structure and dynamics of a network representative of the global trading market that emerged during the 16th century.