banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
natural language processing
sports and fitness
point of care
Looking beyond smart cities
Inventing disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic devices and creating new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Check out our publications in PNAS, a workshop at IJCAI, and pre-print on arXiv. Check out a video from the Election Misinfo…
It is known that prolonged exposure to micro and hyper-gravity induces various acute health risks, such as osteoporosis, skeletal muscle at…
We are leveraging current Wireless Sensor Network technology to develop an easily deployable, and inexpensive wireless sensor (LunarWSN) ne…
“Us” aims to help people develop their sense of empathy. It uses machine learning to analyze interlocutors’ signals (e.g., choice of words,…
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket propel…
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
There are currently UROP openings for this project. AttentivU is a device, in the form factor of a pair of gla…
Enhancing human physical capability
Three-dimensional Digital Knitting of Intelligent Textile Sensor for Activity Recognition and Biomechanical MonitoringWe present an ap…
Space Exploration Initiative
We build technologies that interface with the sleeping mind. We track different sleep-stages using brain activity, muscle tensio…
Digital Learning + Collaboration Studio
For more details and recent updates visit: https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/Nanoelectronics has the potential to enable radica…
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Dreaming through Code Designing creative learning workshops for local organizations committed to introducing technology to kids in a n…
The Clubhouse provides a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities around the wo…
MIT researchers describe an intracellular antenna that's compatible with 3D biological systems + can operate wirelessly inside a living cell
Since the release of Scratch in 2007, young people around the world have programmed and shared more than 15 million Scratch projects . The …
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Deb Roy, director of the MIT Center for Constructive Communication, discusses his research and how technology can be used for social good.
Adaptive Music for Affect Improvement (AMAI) is a music generation and playback system with the goal of steering the listener toward a stat…
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
MIT uses affective computing in efforts to improve human mental health.
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
MIT Center for Constructive Communication
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
On KCRW's Life Examined, Rosalind Picard talks about the potential for technology to help people understand emotions and improve wellbeing.
Affective Computing PhD student Matt Groh and other experts offer a few recommendations to help people recognize falsehoods online.
The Space Sustainability RatingThe Space Sustainability Rating design team—comprised of the World Economic Forum, the European Space Agency…
We present PsychicVR, a proof-of-concept system that integrates a brain-computer interface device and virtual reality headset to improve mi…
BubbleSynth translates motion tracking and blob detection data collected from floating soap bubbles into sound, by using the size, position…
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Transforming data into knowledge
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
Researchers develop a comfortable, form-fitting fabric that recognizes its wearer’s activities, like walking, running, and jumping.
As a graduate student at MIT, Rob Morris struggled with mental health. Today, he wants to make it easier for others to find help online.
Traditional additive manufacturing processes, especially those that make use of liquid resin as the feedstock, are constrained by the gravi…
A new multidisciplinary field of public health technology should be established to modernize the nation’s health system.
The MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, MIT Media Lab’s Community Biotechnology Initiative, and MilliporeSigma—the life …
Algorithmic auditing has emerged as a key strategy to expose systematic biases embedded in software platforms, yet scholarship on the impac…
The Gender Shades project pilots an intersectional approach to inclusive product testing for AI.Algorithmic Bias PersistsGender Shades is a…
Labby has developed an optical milk scanner based on materials-sensing technology that dairy farmers can use to measure their cows' health.
Ayah Bdeir on her journey from Lebanon to MIT Media Lab, and why she started littleBits.
Thousands of children participate in MIT-developed artificial intelligence curriculum.
By Rachel Bellisle
Ariel Ekblaw talks about the TESSERAE project, which was tested on the Space Station during the recent Axiom Space AX-1 mission.
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will enscon…
When imagining human life in space, how will we express our humanity and creativity in an alien environment? Can the art we make both refle…
While text-editors (e.g. Google Docs, MS Word) might be useful for writing a lecture, they’re not an intuitive medium for designing experie…
Beyond the Cradle