banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
natural language processing
point of care
sports and fitness
E. C. Ferrer, T. Hardjono, A. S. Pentland, M. Dorigo, Secure and secret cooperation in robot swarms. Sci. Robot. 6, eabf1538 (2021).
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Designing systems for cognitive support
Looking beyond smart cities
Enhancing human physical capability
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Tangible Swarm is a tool that displays relevant information about a robotics system (e.g., multi-robot, swarm, etc.) in real time wh...
Swarms of robots will revolutionize many applications, from targeted material delivery to farming. However, the characteristics that make...
Living in space could have significant physical and mental impacts on astronauts. Wearables have the potential to play a critical role in...
On Earth, morning, noon, and night have their own specific meanings. The feeling of a second or a minute passing by, the shortening of th...
Space Exploration Initiative
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket prop...
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
The Space Exploration Initiative supports research across and beyond MIT in two microgravity flights this spring.
Ever wish you could toss your folded up tent and have it self-assemble mid-air? Well...you can. In a zero gravity environment.Self ...
Traditional additive manufacturing processes, especially those that make use of liquid resin as the feedstock, are constrained by the gra...
As space agencies prepare for a new era of space exploration, and long duration missions to the Moon or Mars, they’ll need to address the...
By Larissa Zhou and Adam ZacharFood is crucial to maintaining the physical and psychological health of humans in space. Eating food ...
By Nancy Valladares and Rae Yuping HsuThis project is an art performance that seeks to rethink imaginaries of multispecies surv...
The Miniature Optical Steered Antenna for Intersatellite Communications (MOSAIC)By Shreeyam KackerThe Miniature Optical Steered Ante...
Solid-state microfrabricated devices are in development to replace contemporary heavy mechanical components for use in spacecraft propell...
How did life originate? Nobody knows. Life might not even be native to our Earth - it might have come from asteroids or the interstellar ...
By Somayajulu Dhulipala and Manwei ChanAs humanity explores deeper into space, long-duration missions will require horticulture activitie...
A proof of concept demonstration for a voxel-based reconfigurable space structure based on electromagnetically actuated picosatellites. I...
By Rachel BellisleThe Gravity Loading Countermeasure Skinsuit (or “Skinsuit”) is an intravehicular activity suit for astronauts that has ...
By Po-Hao ChiHow could microgravity/hypergravity shape our perceptual experience of listening with weightlessness? How can we seek to exp...
When imagining human life in space, how will we express our humanity and creativity in an alien environment? Can the art we make both ref...
It is known that prolonged exposure to micro and hyper-gravity induces various acute health risks, such as osteoporosis, skeletal muscle ...
In recent years, there has been an increase in low-cost and open-source electronic and chemical sensors that hobbyists, concerned citizen...
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
The WSJ covers research from the Signal Kinetics group and other labs, universities, and companies working on AI-enabled devices.
A significant number of college students suffer from mental health issues that impact their physical, social, and occu...
Inventing disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic devices and creating new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis
Designing for, with, and by nature
Increasingly, devices designed with artificial intelligence (AI), such as robots or smart speakers, are entering people’s homes, workspac...
By Ken Nakagaki, Joanne Leong, Jordan L Tappa, Joao Wilbert, and Hiroshi IshiiOverviewProject HERMITS explores a way to greatly...
This mission included participation from several departments at MIT and outside collaborators from across the globe.
The Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX) has recently released its latest creative learning activity: Inflatables!
Therms-Up! is a DIY method of creating inflatables and prototyping interactive materials from wasted thermoplastic bags that easily found...
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Anyone who is age 60+, speaks English, lives in the US, and has access to Wi-Fi is eligible.
Maiden Flight is an autonomous biological laboratory environment designed for studying the impact of space flight on the sole reproductiv...
FIBERBOTS is a digital fabrication platform fusing cooperative robotic manufacturing with abilities to generate highly sophisticated mate...
The Digital Construction Platform (DCP) is an in-progress research project consisting of a compound robotic arm system. The system compri...
SpaceHuman is a soft robotics device designed to facilitate the exploration of environments with reduced gravity in a view of democratiza...
Established in 1999, the Harold Horowitz (1951) Student Research Fund makes awards on an annual basis to students in SA+P.
Dimensions of human movement that are absent from the eye, such as pressures, muscular tensions, and external features, are represe...
EBIFA (Everything Beautiful Is Far Away) is a crystalline robotic device that carried a tooth to outer space. EBIFA's form and ...
Afsar, Ozgun Kilic, et al. "Choreographic Interfaces: Wearable Approaches to Movement
Learning in Creative Processes." ACM CHI'21 Workshop HAA'21.
We are leveraging current Wireless Sensor Network technology to develop an easily deployable, and inexpensive wireless sensor (LunarWSN) ...
Virtual Beyond the Cradle
Can robots find and grasp hidden objects?Robots are not capable of handling tasks as simple as restocking grocery store shelves as ...
System uses penetrative radio frequency to pinpoint items, even when they’re hidden from view.
Inspired by the shell-swapping hermit crab, MIT’s HERMITS use interchangeable mechanical shells to do all sorts of creative things
Watch the interviews conducted by Career Girls with Labbers Randi Williams, Jaleesa Trapp, Marian Muthui, and Alexis Hope.
Boroushaki, Tara, et al. "Robotic Grasping of Fully-Occluded Objects using RF Perception." IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2021).
The LEGO Wayfinder project combines LEGO, robotics, and seawater into a playground of project-based learning and citizen science for budd...
Including interviews with two Labbers—research specialist Kate Darling and Cyber Joe, a sci-fi version of Professor Joe Paradiso.
A lightweight research platform to develop autonomous technology Designed to transform bicycle-sharing systems into an on-demand mob...
Olivia Arthur explores the ways technology can transform the human body, and vice-versa, from robotics to work in the Biomechatronics group.
Awards honor young professors in the Media Lab and departments of Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Chemical Engineering, EECS, + Math
Reconnecting muscle pairs during amputation gives patients more sensory feedback from the limb.
Randi Williams talks about her work. Her advice to girls is never to be afraid to make yourself heard; your ideas are essential.
Digital Learning & Collaboration Studio