banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
While text-editors (e.g. Google Docs, MS Word) might be useful for writing a lecture, they’re not an intuitive medium for designing exper...
Enhancing human physical capability
Looking beyond smart cities
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
The Passive Seismic Experiment was the first seismometer placed on the Moon’s surface. It detected lunar "moonquakes" and provided inform...
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
Shrinking problems in 3D printing Although a range of materials can now be fabricated using additive manufacturing techniques, these...
Complex biological systems such as brain circuits are extended 3-D structures made out of nanoscale building blocks such as proteins, RNA...
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
Digital Learning + Collaboration Studio
Creating technology for social change
Announcement, Fall 2020: This project is open for UROP applications. We are looking for 1 or 2 students with the skills in: hardwar...
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Transforming data into knowledge
Collective memory and attention are sustained by two channels: oral communication (communicative memory) and the physical recording of in...
What if we could look at the entire history of humanity at once? Pantheon aims to create a data-driven view of history by collecting...
The purpose of the studio is to design and launch new online learning programs for the Lab itself and the communities we work with.
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Marco Tempest of Magic Lab and the MIT Media Lab explained how magic tricks can test people’s psychological responses to emerging technology
www.ajl.orgAn unseen force is rising—helping to determine who is hired, granted a loan, or even how long someone spends in prison. This f...
Chelsea Barabas shares her thoughts on these topics in an episode of the Philosophical Disquisitions podcast.
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
The MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili) talks to Fluid Interfaces head Pattie Maes
Space Exploration Initiative
We are working on communication interfaces for people with speech and language disorders, incorporating technologies like physiological s...
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Everett Lawson and Matt Carney worked with Biomechatronics group head Hugh Herr to fit Everett with a bionic prosthesis.
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
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 ...
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...
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...