learning + teaching
banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
natural language processing
sports and fitness
Enhancing human physical capability
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Digital Learning + Collaboration Studio
Space Exploration Initiative
Professor Hugh Herr and graduate student Christopher Shallal are working on next-generation biomimetic limbs.
Press: - MIT News: Using reflections to see the world from new points of view- TechXplore, EuropaPress, La Nacion …
Although lidar is widely used for mapping the 3D geometry of surfaces, the technology has historically been challenged by specular, or mirr…
E. C. Ferrer, If blockchain is the solution, robot security is the problem, Frontiers In Blockchain, Vol 6, 2023
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
On Earth, morning, noon, and night have their own specific meanings. The feeling of a second or a minute passing by, the shortening of the …
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
ScratchJr makes coding accessible to younger children (ages 5-7), enabling them to program their own interactive stories, games, and animat…
Emotional Well-being is an important indicator of overall health and poor emotional well-being can equally adversely affect one's over…
Inventing disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic devices and creating new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis
Beyond the Cradle
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Prismo lamp is designed and constructed based on a classical example of the prismatic structure. It takes advantage of the periodic and spa…
Public libraries are one of most trusted public institutions in the U.S. and increasingly provide a broad range of education services, rang…
Spinoff Vecna Technologies uses a wide range of robotic and digital technologies to help solve a variety of issues in healthcare.
Kate Darling talks about the film M3gan and the future of artificial intelligence systems designed to have human relationships.
A Distance Learning Model for Global Laboratory-Based Synthetic Biology Education Synthetic Biology ( SynBio) tools hold the…
Cynthia Breazeal led an MIT Open Learning pilot program to deliver a customized AI training program for users with varied backgrounds.
Fadel Adib uses wireless technologies to sense the world in new ways, addressing sweeping problems such as food insecurity + climate change
FuseBot is a robotic system that can efficiently find and retrieve both RFID tagged and untagged target objects in line-of-sight, non-line-…
Looking beyond smart cities
A pandemic-fueled transformation of the MIT course "How to Grow (Almost) Anything" leads to next steps in democratizing synthetic biology
Magnetomicrometry has exciting prospects for the control of wearable robotics, including prostheses and exoskeletons.
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
What will be the impact of shared autonomous micro-mobility systems? Will autonomy make the micro-mobility systems even more attractive?&nb…
Alum Alexander Reben describes his experience making art with algorithms and considers what the future of the field may bring.
Media Lab researcher Kate Darling looks at the current state of household robots and considers how we may interact with them in the future.
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Traditional additive manufacturing processes, especially those that make use of liquid resin as the feedstock, are constrained by the gravi…
Be inspired by Rohit Prasad, SVP and Head Scientist, Alexa AI, Amazon, Tye Brady, Chief Technologist, Amazon Robotics, Dilip Kumar, VP, Phy…
Using a new technology, researchers hope to create better control systems for prosthetic limbs.
It is known that prolonged exposure to micro and hyper-gravity induces various acute health risks, such as osteoporosis, skeletal muscle at…
The Signal Kinetics lab's underwater camera project was chosen as a research highlight in the current issue of Nature Electronics
We are leveraging current Wireless Sensor Network technology to develop an easily deployable, and inexpensive wireless sensor (LunarWSN) ne…
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket propel…
A Counting is an ongoing series of software-generated live-streamed sound and video works composed of an evolving neverending count fr…
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
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…
For more details and recent updates visit: https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/Nanoelectronics has the potential to enable radica…
The Boston Globe takes a tour around the new MIT Museum, highlighting a number of exhibits and events related to the Media Lab.
Yeon, Seong Ho, et al. "Flexible Dry Electrodes for EMG Acquisition within Lower Extremity Prosthetic Sockets." 2020 8th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference for Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob). IEEE.
A capsule that tunnels through mucus in the GI tract could be used to orally administer large protein drugs such as insulin.
The device could help scientists explore unknown regions of the ocean, track pollution, or monitor the effects of climate change.
MIT researchers describe an intracellular antenna that's compatible with 3D biological systems + can operate wirelessly inside a living cell
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Audio-visual data set containing around 21.6 hours of parent-child interaction during story reading.The DAMI-P2C dataset consists of audio-…
This robotic system uses radio frequency signals, computer vision, and complex reasoning to efficiently find items hidden under a pile.
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…
We take as a starting point for our work the recent scholarship by Sasha Costanza-Chock, Design Justice, in which she described design jus…
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
Creating technology for social change
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Designing for, with, and by nature
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