banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Enhancing human physical capability
Creating technology for social change
[Update 09/12/2019: This project has two open positions for UROPs/visiting students or interns. One position focuses around electrical en...
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
System could help with diagnosing and treating noncommunicative patients.
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
A video playlist portraying companies supported by the E14 Fund.
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Submerged system uses the vibration of “piezoelectric” materials to generate power and send and receive data.
Looking beyond smart cities
Flavor, in addition to making our food delicious, is one way of sensing biochemical richness. A highly flavorful plant generally con...
Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence
Transforming data into knowledge
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
Designing wearable systems for cognitive enhancement
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Space Exploration Initiative
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
We present Piezo-Acoustic Backscatter (PAB), the first technology that enables backscatter networking in underwater environments. PAB rel...
Hamama is a Media Lab spinoff company founded by City Science alum Daniel Goodman and Camille Richman.
Exploring evolutionary and ecological engineering
Vik Parthiban and other AR/VR researchers talk to Wired about the future potential of gesture control for interaction design.
Beyond the Cradle
Opera of the Future head Tod Machover talks to Korea JoongAng Daily about “Symphony for the Koreas.”
The advent of streaming has changed our relationship to music, but where is it taking us? What's the logical conclusion?
Adaptive Music for Affect Improvement (AMAI) is a music generation and playback system with the goal of steering the listener toward a st...
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Cristina Quinn shares what she learned in a visit to the AI + Ethics summer camp run by Personal Robots group student Blakeley Payne.
When we form memories, not everything that we perceive is noticed; not everything that we notice is remembered. Humans are excellent at ...
As we move towards an increasingly IoT-enabled ecosystem, we find that it is easier than ever before to capture vast amounts of audio dat...
Tod Machover and Charles Holbrow discuss how they're building the tools and platforms for a culture of living music
Songs released on music streaming services are static, never changing after their initial release. Evolving Media proposes a content...
For decades, the International Space Station (ISS) has operated as a bastion of international cooperation and a unique testbed for microg...
www.ajlunited.orgAn unseen force is rising—helping to determine who is hired, granted a loan, or even how long someone spends in prison. ...
Joy Buolamwini has been selected as one of Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40.”
Xiao Xiao performs La Vie En Rose and a Tang Dynasty poem on the theremin at New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME).
At Otherlab, inventors build cutting-edge tech from exoskeletons and flexible undersea robots to clean energy devices.
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
MIT researchers have found a way to check many items instantly, non-invasively, and from a distance—using the RFID tags.
For people who can’t speak out loud due to illness or injury, AlterEgo might return their ability to communicate in real time.
Core77 reports on the Fluid Interfaces group’s work in cyborg botany.
Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is inter...
On the BBC’s Follow the Food, OpenAg head Caleb Harper and other experts discuss how technology is transforming our food systems.
Leveraging sneaker culture to influence civic engagement. Marginalized groups have influence on digital platforms but are often unhe...
When we say we’re “democratizing access to space exploration,” what do we mean?
About 45 minutes of diesel car pollution reaps 30 milliliters of AIR-INK, now on display at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
Through MIT App Inventor, Abelson aims to show children how they can use technology to shape their world.
Caleb Harper discusses how machine learning-enabled "food computers" were used to find the optimal conditions to grow basil.
Pattie Maes and other experts talk to the Harvard Business Review about applications for wearable artificial intelligence agents.
A wearable olfactory display that monitors cardio-respiratory information to support mental wellbeing.BioEssence is a novel wearable olfa...
Most countries are projected to see the number of people ages 65 and older surpass the population under the age of 15 by 2050. The limita...
Paper Dreams explores the various modes of creativity that can be enabled by artificial intelligence.A fair amount of current research ha...
Vegas, A., et al. Combinatorial hydrogel library enables identification of materials that mitigate the foreign body response in primates., Nature Biotechnology, 34: 345-352, 2016. PMCID: PMC4904301
Teleportation may have to wait.
The articles I’ve chosen reflect my interests in preserving the open internet I grew up with (and on) for my daughter.
In the Living Observatory installation at the Other Festival, we invite participants into a transductive encounter with a wetland environ...
Digital Currency Initiative
How the home will be disrupted and transformed by radical technological change.
GVS or galvanic vestibular stimulation is a technology that directly affects a user's vestibular system by altering their sense of balanc...
MIT Media Lab fosters innovation with its motto of 'imagine and realise.'
The relationship between breathing and self-reported stress is bidirectional. Respiration pattern is an indicator of stress, but it can a...