banking and finance
internet of things
point of care
neural interfacing and control
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Designing wearable systems for cognitive enhancement
Looking beyond smart cities
Teleportation may have to wait.
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
We are surrounded by displays and technologies whose mechanisms are hidden from view. This work is an exploration of revealing the underl...
Mike Bove, head of the Object-Based Media group, on the current state of the technology and what his research team is working on.
Foundation’s $28.6 million gift will fund science, innovation, and education to advance understanding, ability, and inclusion.
Opera of the Future head Tod Machover talks to Korea JoongAng Daily about “Symphony for the Koreas.”
Creating technology for social change
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
Advancing wellbeing by using new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Rosalind Picard and Kate Darling join other experts to discuss how and why humans empathize with machines.
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
Mechanical mentors try to find their place as teacher’s helpers.
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
As devices aggregate more contextual data about users, they may learn to offer assistance without explicit instruction.
Most countries are projected to see their 65 and older population surpass the number of people under the age of 15 by 2050. The...
Researchers present a user-centered design approach to creating intelligent social technologies to empower and help older adults at home.
System uses RFID tags to home in on targets; could benefit robotic manufacturing, collaborative drones, and other applications.
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Researchers say new facilities in space should be available to scientists from any country.
Paper Dreams explores the various modes of creativity that can be enabled by artificial intelligence.A fair amount of current research ha...
For decades, the International Space Station (ISS) has operated as a bastion of international cooperation and a unique testbed for microg...
We must proactively tackle the economic, social, and societal implications that accompany the widespread deployment of AI technology. In ...
Researchers find that, in published AI research, industry is overtaking academia, and the diversity of fields represented has declined.
Joi Ito ponders the fearmongering and lack of rigorous research surrounding kids and screen time.
TurboTrack is a 3D localization system for fine-grained robotic tasks, with unique capability to localize backscatter nodes with sub-cent...
Public talk outlines ambitious plans to make his nation a hub for technology and innovation.
We are creating new communication interfaces for people with speech and language disorders, incorporating technologies like physiological...
Research projects show creative ways MIT students are connecting computing to other fields.
Leaders from government, philanthropy, academia, and industry say collaboration is key to make sure AI serves the public good.
Luminaries in computing and cognition discuss their journeys and share their insights.
Scientists hope these genetically modified "gene drive" mosquitoes could help eradicate malaria.
AttentivU helps you to stay attentive and engaged with your current task. It provides haptic feedback when it detects that you have a low...
LeakyPhones is a public/private headset that was designed to encourage face-to-face interactions, curiosity, and healthier ...
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Now activists are working to bring women, and feminism, back to Silicon Valley.
CivicLink is a self-hosted platform geared towards internal community organizers that aims to leverage community physical co-presence. Ci...
MIT researchers have found a way to check many items instantly, non-invasively, and from a distance—using the RFID tags.
Fadel Adib talks to CBS about a project from the Signal Kinetics group that aims to democratize food quality and safety testing.
Mitch Resnick discusses the Lifelong Kindergarten group's goals with Scratch and other creativity-focused projects.
The Tangible Media group is researching human interaction with the gadgets and gizmos around us.
We have developed a wireless system that leverages the inexpensive RFID tags already on hundreds of billions of products to sense potent...
How does the public think autonomous vehicles should resolve moral trade-offs? Can we use their responses to build a new moral compass?
Rosalind Picard is nominated to the NAE for her contributions to affective and wearable computing.
Enhancing human physical capability
Jaleesa Trapp led a discussion at her alma mater about antiracist approaches to engaging young people from marginalized groups in STEM.
Algorithmic auditing has emerged as a key strategy to expose systematic biases embedded in software platforms, yet scholarship on the imp...
In a fact-averse culture, this New York and Boston-based artist/designer brings them to the fore with his MIT group Poetic Justice.
Hackster.io profiles CONJURE, a project from the Tangible Media group that provides a tactile display for video games.
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...
A group at MIT’s Media Lab known as the “Dream Team” thinks you can harness your unconscious mind with tech you can wear to bed.
Space Exploration Initiative
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Tomorrow’s space explorers won’t be able to pack traditional, heavy building materials for their missions.
In the inaugural episode of the TWiML & AI Podcast’s Black in AI series, PhD student Randi Williams discusses her work with PopBots.
Electrical stimulation (FES) is the current clinical stimulation modality used to restore function and provide therapy in a variety of cl...
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Exploring evolutionary and ecological engineering
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
ABSTRACT The impending introduction of autonomous vehicles (AVs) has posed regulatory and ethical questions regarding how the...
“We need to make the rest of school, the rest of life, more like kindergarten,” Resnick said, “to playfully create things with each other.”
Earth is surrounded by a cloud of defunct satellites that can be hazardous to working spacecraft—but it doesn't have to be that way.
A new fly-through of the fly brain allows anyone to whizz past neurons and visit any of the 40 million synapses where neurons touch neuron.
Ed Boyden and collaborators combine expansion microscopy with lattice light-sheet microscopy to capture detailed images of the brain.
BBC Click looks at whether AI could ever create an artistic masterpiece.
Sleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a third of our ...
New optogenetic technique could help restore limb movement, treat muscle tremor.
César Hidalgo considers the role technology plays in how people and events enter, and fade from, collective memory.