banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
We are working on communication interfaces for people with speech and language disorders, incorporating technologies like physiological s...
If we understand teaching as a form of creative work, what might creative tools for teaching look like?While text-editors (e.g., Google ...
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Everett Lawson and Matt Carney worked with Biomechatronics group head Hugh Herr to fit Everett with a bionic prosthesis.
Looking beyond smart cities
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, ba...
A lightweight research platform to develop autonomous technology Designed to transform bicycle-sharing systems into an on-demand mob...
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers...
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
The Moral Machine is a platform for gathering a human perspective on moral decisions made by machine intelligence, such as self-driving c...
We must proactively tackle the economic, social, and societal implications that accompany the widespread deployment of AI technology. In ...
Orbiting is a cooperation between artist Thom Kubli and Prof. Hiroshi Ishii, featuring the Tangible Media Group. It is a novel approach t...
Listen to Danielle Wood speak in a new episode of the Stories of Transformation podcast.
Device not only helps record dream reports, but also guides dreams toward particular themes.
The Targeted Dream Incubation (TDI) method is a technique for guiding dreams towards specific themes. Before sleeping, you choose a theme...
Among other experts, Ethan Zuckerman reminisces about human-curated web directories and the mule-powered web browser.
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
The United Arab Emirates’ Hope orbiter is the Arab world’s first interplanetary spacecraft — and has jump-started science in the country.
Thom Kubli, in collaboration with the Tangible Media group, on the development of a machine that can 3D print objects light enough to float.
Space Exploration Initiative
Cocoon is our vision of a programmable dream machine from the future. This device would be enabled by the synthesis of many devices under...
The startup Spatial uses an augmented reality platform to make people feel like they’re working side by side.
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a th...
When contemplating the future of life in space, we dream not only of rockets and off-world societies, but also of art, of leisure, and fr...
How to Train Your Robot Companion is a curriculum for students in 5-8th grade to explore artificial intelligence and ethics. In this cour...
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Want the best Caprese salad or pesto you ever tasted? MIT researchers say they may be able to help.
Flavor, in addition to making our food delicious, is one way of sensing biochemical richness. A highly flavorful plant generally con...
We present Piezo-Acoustic Backscatter (PAB), the first technology that enables backscatter networking in underwater environments. PAB rel...
All over Africa, experts use satellite Earth Observation (EO) data for applications such as monitoring crop health or assessing the risk ...
Enhancing human physical capability
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Neha Narula and Gary Gensler joined other experts to explore the potential impacts of digital currencies on national and global security.
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...
The Passive Seismic Experiment was the first seismometer placed on the Moon’s surface. It detected lunar "moonquakes" and provided inform...
AttentivU is a device, in the form factor of a pair of glasses, which senses brain activity (electroencephal...
Scratch is the world's most popular coding community for kids. Millions of kids around the world are using Scratch to program their ...
SpaceHuman is a soft robotics device designed to facilitate the exploration of environments with reduced gravity in a view of democratiza...
Knitting is an established textile manufacturing technique that has been pervasive in the garment and technical fabrics industry. In comp...
When we form memories, not everything that we perceive is noticed; not everything that we notice is remembered. Humans are excellent at ...
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Leveraging sneaker culture to influence civic engagement. Marginalized groups have influence on digital platforms but are often unhe...
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Like too many science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, the aerospace sector in the US is populated mainly by white people.
Quartz at Work looks at ways that online meetings, with tools like those developed by certain spinoffs, can improve management decisions.
Center for Extreme Bionics
The Tidmarsh Living Observatory Portal is a research project that focuses on the design and fabrication of a pavilion that will gene...
We are working to build technology that interfaces with the sleeping mind. As the dreamer descends into sleep, we track different sl...
LeakyPhones is a public/private headset that was designed to encourage face-to-face interactions, curiosity, and healthier ...
A recent focus of our lab has been making use of Tangible Displays and Body Object Space to develop new assistive technologies. As a test...
Digital Currency Initiative
Mekatilili is a learning initiative that provides a platform for African youth to enhance technical skills through creative learning...
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Bringing project-based work online in two very different contexts: a middle school robotics course and a university product design studio.
Joe Paradiso shares his experience running the Responsive Environments group, teaching classes, among other things during the Covid-19 era.
Alex Berke and Kent Larson, City Science group, MIT Media Lab (2020).