banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
point of care
natural language processing
sports and fitness
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Civic Media head Ethan Zuckerman and others discuss how increasing team diversity can improve outcomes.
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Shrinking problems in 3D printing Although a range of materials can now be fabricated using additive manufacturing techniques, these...
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
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
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Looking beyond smart cities
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
Ethan Zuckerman and other experts contextualize the real risks of the mobile internet.
The Jibo Research Platform is an in-the-field deployable Social Robotics experimentation and data collection infrastructure. Built upon t...
"I don’t think that AI will have fulfilled its full potential unless it can help us unlock human potential.”
Tega is a new robot platform designed to support long-term, in-home interactions with children, with applications in early-literacy educa...
Designed at MIT and tested by kids ages 9 through 14, it shows how exposing kids to technology fosters their interest in STEM.
MIT researchers and collaborators have developed an open-source curriculum to teach young students about ethics and artificial intelligence.
How to Train Your Robot Companion is a curriculum for students in 5-8th grade to explore artificial intelligence and ethics. In this cour...
The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, ba...
Space Exploration Initiative
To better understand and improve the quality of our lives, there has been a need for measuring non-economic capital such as social capita...
Everett Lawson and Matt Carney worked with Biomechatronics group head Hugh Herr to fit Everett with a bionic prosthesis.
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Rosalind Picard elected to the NAE for her contributions to affective and wearable computing.
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Could a social robot collaboratively exchange stories with children as a peer and help improve their linguistic and storytelling skills? ...
DCI head Neha Narula offers perspective on the draw of decentralization.
Human Dynamics head Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland discusses the necessity of social connections.
Beyond the Cradle
A research team, including members of the Biomechatronics group, devises a new surgery for hand amputations and prostheses.
Ten multi-disciplinary teams join MIT’s design entrepreneurship accelerator.
[Update 12/13/2019: This project has open positions for UROPs/visiting students or interns. One position focuses around electrical engine...
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily ...
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
Promoters show off promising applications of the technology, but AI is not changing the world quite yet
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
The Space Exploration Initiative’s latest research flight explores work and play in zero gravity
Kevin Esvelt and other experts discuss potential technological approaches to combating mosquito-borne diseases.
Neha Narula and Gary Gensler joined other experts to explore the potential impacts of digital currencies on national and global security.
Space/Craft explores sculpting in zero gravity. Making artistic works by hand is a fundamentally human act, but how will it transfor...
Mechanical actuators for deployable systems on satellites are often complex, expensive, only designed for a single use, and too large or ...
Life on Mars, if it exists, could have been transferred between Earth and Mars due to meteorite impacts. The Search for Extra-Terrestrial...
In microgravity, the removal of constant loading on the skeleton leads to loss of bone density and muscle mass. In order to counteract th...
“Molecular Gastronomy in Zero G” explores the artistic and technical aspect of preparing food in space. Studying how food is created...
The Orbit Weaver Suit for zero gravity was designed by Media Lab Director's Fellow Andrea Lauer in collaboration with ...
Here are proven thought starters for creating a business culture that nurtures disruptive change
Unnatural Selection tackles tough questions about CRISPR gene editing, designer babies, and more.
Complex biological systems such as brain circuits are extended 3-D structures made out of nanoscale building blocks such as proteins, RNA...
New adjunct associate professor combines fine arts and coding.
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
How does one scientist deal with the potential ramifications of his own creation?
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
Neha Narula and Gary Gensler participated in a simulated “digital currency war” at Harvard’s Belfer Center.
To help the region catch up, students organize summit to bring Latin policymakers and researchers to MIT.
Ufuoma Ovienmhada discusses her work using satellite data to help manage invasive water hyacinth in Benin.
Enhancing human physical capability
Moinina David Sengeh, PhD ’16, is trying to bring innovation into “the heart of government.”
Morgan Stickney is an elite swimmer who's helping pave the way for the next generation of bionic prosthetics and para-athletes.
All over Africa, experts use satellite Earth Observation (EO) data for applications such as monitoring crop health or assessing the risk ...
The Clubhouse provides a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities around the ...
The PhD student and former high school teacher aims to study the ways young people of color interact with technology.
Researchers have come up with an innovation that will delight the fashion industry and people concerned about animal welfare: 3D-printed fur
In nature, hair has numerous functions such as providing warmth, adhesion, locomotion, sensing, and a sense of touch, as well as its well...
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers...
ML Learning head Philipp Schmidt talks about learning, innovation, and collaboration.
The RadioTalk corpus includes speech recognition transcripts sampled from talk radio broadcasts in the United States between October of 2...