banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
natural language processing
sports and fitness
point of care
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
We build technologies that interface with the sleeping mind. We track different sleep-stages using brain activity, muscle tensio…
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Cocoon is our vision of a programmable dream machine from the future. This device would be enabled by the synthesis of many devices under d…
The Road to 2050, a six-part docuseries from The Franklin Institute, examines the ways that today's technology will shape the future.
Artificial intelligence can make adults nervous, but experts say exploring it as a family is the best way to understand its pros and cons.
Enhancing human physical capability
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Inventing disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic devices and creating new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis
Beyond the Cradle
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily fo…
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
An MIT-led study reveals a core tension between the impulse to share news and to think about whether it is true.
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
The tech-forward composer Tod Machover has made a chamber opera of Richard Powers’s novel “The Overstory,” featuring Joyce DiDonato.
There are currently UROP openings for this project. AttentivU is a device, in the form factor of a pair of gla…
Spinoff Xander, founded by alum Alex Westner, provides real-time captions to help users with hearing loss follow in-person conversations.
Space Exploration Initiative
Public interest tax analyst Don Griswold introduces Tech for Transparency, inspired by Media Lab Professor Alex Pentland's research.
Media Lab spinoff E Ink’s new generation of color displays were introduced at CES 2023.
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
A global "AI Bill of Rights" that would help protect fairness, promote accountability, support innovation, and develop ethical guidelines.
Looking beyond smart cities
The Economist reports on the future of brain-computer interfaces, including work being done by researcher Nataliya Kosmyna.
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium
Transforming data into knowledge
Michael Naimark considers the potential of the "real-world metaverse," which combines virtual experiences with specific physical places.
Tamiko Thiel, an innovator in VR/AR who studied computer graphics and visual imaging, talks about her work and her career.
From Bitcoin to NFTs, crypto is making headlines. But what exactly is it, and how does it work?
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Check out our publications in PNAS, a workshop at IJCAI, and pre-print on arXiv. Check out a video from the Election Misinfo…
Traditional additive manufacturing processes, especially those that make use of liquid resin as the feedstock, are constrained by the gravi…
Joe Paradiso talks to Data Nation podcast hosts Liberty Vittert and Scott Tranter about the metaverse - what it is and what it isn't.
The artist's incisive exhibition at Cuchifritos Gallery addresses the biological and political realities of childbearing and rearing.
Media Lab spinoff Brelyon has raised $15 million in Series A financing to accelerate development of headset-free immersive displays.
Grammy Award-winning artist Jacob Collier talks to Opera of the Future alum Andy Hong about music and technology.
Brain-computer interfaces, IoT and AI to fuel the advancement of assistive technology devices for ALS patients.
Dent the Future organizes annual 2022 science and tech panels featuring Sana Sharma.
In an interview, Ariel Ekblaw discusses the democratization of access to space and what it means for the future of space stations.
Chrisoula Kapelonis discusses the Media Lab's impact on her current work at the intersection of technology and built environment.
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
Three-dimensional Digital Knitting of Intelligent Textile Sensor for Activity Recognition and Biomechanical MonitoringWe present an ap…
AbstractDevices that facilitate nonverbal communication typically require high computational loads or have rigid and bulky form factors&nbs…
Digital Learning + Collaboration Studio
For more details and recent updates visit: https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/Nanoelectronics has the potential to enable radica…
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
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 …
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…
MIT uses affective computing in efforts to improve human mental health.
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
MIT Center for Constructive Communication
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
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…