banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
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...
Our published research findings listed below share key examples for reducing dependence on specialized medical devices, biological &...
We have described validation of novel machine learning architectures for designing faster, safer, and more efficacious digital medicines ...
Although there have been great advances in the control of lower extremity prostheses, transitioning between terrains such as ramps or sta...
The view on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) diagnosis has shifted towards a more dynamic process in which clinical and pathological markers evo...
In nature, hair has numerous functions such as providing warmth, adhesion, locomotion, sensing, and a sense of touch, as well as its well...
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning c...
Storytelling is a fundamental way in which human beings understand the world. Imagine watching a movie telling the story of your life, ho...
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
Most countries are projected to see the number of people ages 65 and older surpass the population under the age of 15 by 2050. The limita...
How can we add the missing "T" and "E" in preschool STEAM education?
Machines powered by artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly mediate our social, cultural, economic, and ...
Our dream is a sci-fi future, where dreams are controllable. We are working to build technology that interfaces with the sleeping mi...
Recent advances in artificial limbs have resulted in the provision of powered ankle and knee function for lower extremity amputees and po...
Optogenetic techniques have recently been applied to peripheral nerves as a scientific tool with the translatable go...
Nerve-Muscle Graft Chamber and micro-channel arrays tor interface to peripheral nerves for prosthesis control. This research effort ...
Three-dimensional Digital Image Correlation (3D-DIC) is a non-contact optical-numerical technique for evaluating the dynamic m...
Can we sonfiy calming breathing and passively influence a state of calm?Deep breathing has been scientifically proven to affect the heart...
SPRING is a custom-built hardware and software platform for children with neuro-differences. The system automates data acquisition, optim...
We are conducting EEG studies to identify the musical features and musical interaction patterns that universally impact measures of arous...
This project examines how the expression granted by new musical interfaces can be harnessed to create positive changes in health and well...
A learning framework for secure, decentralized, computationally efficient data and model sharing among multiple robot units installed at...
We introduce SkinBot: a lightweight robot that moves over the skin's surface with a two-legged suction-based locomotion mechanism and cap...
The vision of pervasive computing is now mainstream. These connected devices permeate every aspect of our lives. Yet, we remain tethered ...
This is a joint proposal from graduate students Vik Parthiban (Media Lab) and Andrew Spielberg (MIT CSAIL, Distributed Robotics Laborator...
Structurally, zero gravity means that we do not have to contend with architecture's greatest arch-nemesis, gravity. This opens up a new w...
Printflatables is a design and fabrication system for human-scale, functional and dynamic inflatable objects. The user begins with specif...
Artificial intelligence (AI) agents in an embodied form, such as Jibo, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home, are increasingly becoming part of o...
A social robot modifies its behavior to change what you think about it!
The esc-Pod (or Escape Pod) is an exploratory platform for researchers investigating moments of refuge within our bustling work liv...
Should workers worry about automation and AI?Many workers, policy makers, and researchers are asking themselves exactly this question. Bu...
EngageME: Personalized machine learning and humanoid robots for measuring affect and engagement of children with autismEngageME is a proj...
We show that using thin slices (< 1 minute) of facial expression and body language data, we can train a deep neural network to predict...
Could a social robot collaboratively exchange stories with children as a peer and help improve their linguistic and storytelling skills? ...
Virtual and augmented reality headsets are unique as they have access to our facial area, an area that presents an excellent opportunity ...
Technical summaryUnstructured learning problems without well-defined rewards are unsuitable for current reinforcement learning (RL) appro...
Mnemo is an integrated system to support human biographical memory. Mnemo is directed to serve people with impaired memory (e.g. Alz...
Object Classification through Scattering Media with Deep LearningA method for classifying objects hidden behind a scattering layer w...
We present VisualSoundtrack, a system designed as a tool for soundtrack composers to experiment with original musical content in differ...
State-of-the art liquid handling systems are generally pump-driven systems connected with valves and tubes. These systems are manually a...
Unconventional mixing of research fields introduces a new method to study human behavior using social robots.
Emotionally supportive robots improve overall team functioning!
Presenting RFind, a new technology that allows us to locate almost any object with extreme accuracy by transforming low-cost, battery-fre...
An Urban Decision-Support System Augmented by Artificial IntelligenceThe decision-making process in urban design and urban planning is ou...
Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioceptio...
The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) and the MIT Media Lab are joining forces to launch a global Council on ...
Embodied voice-based agents, such as Amazon’s Echo, Google Home, and Jibo, are becoming increasingly present in the home environment. For...
DIVE is a web-based data exploration system that lets non-technical users create stories from their data without writing code. DIVE ...
In architecture, the building skin is the primary interface for mediating the environment of the external with the internal. But today, t...
Realtime detection of social cues in children’s voicesIn everyday conversation, people use what are known as backchannels to signal to so...
We propose a novel shape-changing interface that consists of a single line. Lines have several interesting characteristics from the persp...
The Montessori Method is an educational approach that emphasizes independence and respect for a child's natural development process. Mont...
GUI3D Template is a generic implementation of the GUI components that anyone might want for a 3D simulation in Processing 3. Compone...
We present CAPS, wearable on-body capsules which produce repulsive odor to deter sexual abuse. The capsules can be triggered by self...
TuringBox is a platform that makes it easier for social and behavioral scientists to study Artificial Intelligence algorithms. ...
Since Alan Turing envisioned Artificial Intelligence (AI), a major driving force behind technical progress has been competition with huma...
Can we enable social connectivity between astronauts and people on Earth through an embodied agent?Astronauts actively communicate with t...
A large portion of the chemical and biological processes underlying our everyday experience remains imperceptible to us. Be it the conten...
This work explores a dynamic future in which the accessories we wear are no longer static, but are instead mobile, living objects on the ...
Developed by Ira Winder with the MIT Centre for Transportation and Logistics, the model seeks to use real population data and create a si...
“I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way I can walk round it, work from the four sides and literally be in the paintin...
"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good."The Marauder's Map from the Harry Potter universe uses UltraWide Band transmitters and receive...
Light enables our visual perception. It is the most common medium for displaying digital information. Light regulates our circadian rhyth...
Shape-changing interfaces give physical shape to digital data so that users can feel and manipulate data with their hands and body. Combi...