learning + teaching
neural interfacing and control
banking and finance
natural language processing
internet of things
sports and fitness
Ultrasound is widely used for tissue imaging such as breast cancer diagnosis; however, fundamental challenges limit…
Ultrasound-induced transdermal drug delivery (sonophoresis) has long lingered in the by-lanes of academic and industrial research, and has …
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
There are currently UROP openings for this project. AttentivU is a device, in the form factor of a pair of gla…
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Looking beyond smart cities
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Designing tools, methods and systems that connect rather than divide us to create a healthier society
Enhancing human physical capability
Presenting work at the UN/Canada Space4Women "Building capacity to promote and advance gender equality in the space sector."
The environmental conditions of prolonged spaceflight pose significant psychological risks for astronauts. In particular, crews of future …
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Future Worlds | Design and action for the future we want to live in
How to Train Your Robot is a curriculum for students in 5-8th grade to explore artificial intelligence and ethics. In this course, students…
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
Cultivating Creativity | Catalyzing a global movement enabling everyone to unlock
and unleash their individual and collective creativity
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Space Exploration Initiative
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
AbstractAs conversational agents powered by large language models become more human-like, users are starting to view them as companions rat…
Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
Living in space could have significant physical and mental impacts on astronauts. Wearables have the potential to play a critical role in m…
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a thir…
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Decentralized Society | Architecting the new internet for the good of the people
On Curiosity Unbounded, Professor Fadel Adib, head of the Signal Kinetics group, talks to MIT President Sally Kornbluth about his work.
Today’s artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are changing how many people play, work, learn, and govern themselves. Due to this rapid …
This project is a collaboration between the MIT Media Lab and the San Diego Zoo to design and build interactive sonic enrichment systems fo…
The Joy Branch project explores different user interfaces to allow parrots to shape their sonic environment. Animal agency—contr…
Professor Tod Machover talks to the Boston Musical Intelligencer about updating VALIS for its first live performance in almost 30 years.
Xin Liu, an alum of the Fluid Interfaces group and collaborator with the Space Exploration Initiative, talks to Artnet about her practice.
The Space Sustainability RatingThe Space Sustainability Rating design team—comprised of the World Economic Forum, the European Space Agency…
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
Robert Mahari, a PhD student in the Human Dynamics group, and other experts talk to Inside Higher Ed about copyright & generative AI tools.
Alum Rébecca Kleinberger discusses her work at the intersection of new technology, animal-computer interaction, and the sonic environment.
In an interview with Chamber Music America, Media Lab Professor Tod Machover talks about AI and music.
Media Lab alum and former professor Mary Lou Jepsen talks to Danielle Newnham about her journey and inspirations.
Study shows users can be primed to believe certain things about an AI chatbot’s motives, which influences their interactions with the bot.
Prof. Canan Dagdeviren talks to CBS News about a wearable ultrasound device that could allow users to detect early changes in breast tissue.
The iconic sci-fi opera VALIS, first composed by Professor Tod Machover in 1987, reboots at MIT for a new generation.
Inventing disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic devices and creating new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis
"The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week" dives into research by alum Rébecca Kleinberger showing that parrots seem to enjoy video chats.
The iconic sci-fi opera VALIS reboots for a new generation
On the Technically Optimistic podcast, Prof. Rosalind Picard and others discuss the challenges of accountability and responsibility in AI.
Prolonged exposure to microgravity is known to cause various acute health risks, including muscle atrophy, bone loss, cardiovascular decon…
On "The Loh Down on Science," host Sandra Tsing Loh reports on research from the Conformable Decoders group.
The 27 finalists will explore the technology’s impact on democracy, education, sustainability, communications, and much more.
David Nuñez, an alum of the Media Lab’s Personal Robots research group, takes MIT Technology Review on a tour of the re-imagined Museum.
The NIH reports on research from the Fluid Interfaces group and Harvard Medical School investigating the effect of naps on creativity.
In a recent profile, Ganit Goldstein talks about her work at the intersection of fashion, engineering, and tech, and her experience at MIT.
MIT Technology Review reports on transdermal drug delivery research from the Conformable Decoders group, led by Professor Canan Dagdeviren.
The Washington Post reports on research from the Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces group & Harvard Medical School that naps could aid creativity.
Sharifa Alghowinem, a research scientist at the Media Lab, explores personal robot technology that explains emotions in English and Arabic.
The Clubhouse provides a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities around the wo…
Recent advances in medications for neurodegenerative disorders are expanding opportunities for improving the debilitating symptoms suffered…
Opera of the Future PhD candidate Nicole L'Huillier discusses her multimedia artwork with WBUR.
For more details and recent updates visit: https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/Nanoelectronics has the potential to enable radica…
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket propel…
The rapid advancement of electronic devices and fabrication technologies has further promoted the field of wearables and smart textiles. Ho…
We build technologies that interface with the sleeping mind. We track different sleep-stages using brain activity, muscle tensio…
Voyage Viewer is an online, open source interactive tool especially designed to visualize and study human mobility and migration.
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will enscon…