banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Urban populations around the world are rapidly growing. To improve livability, urban residents must reduce dependency on fossil fuels and...
Although there have been great advances in the control of lower extremity prostheses, transitioning between terrains such as ramps or sta...
Exploring robotic sound generation mixed with human movements on the guitar. Guitar Machine II is a robotic guitar that responds to human...
Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is inter...
Understanding social-emotional behaviors in storytelling interactions plays a critical role in the development of interactive and educati...
Living Distance is a mission and a fantasy realized, in which a wisdom tooth is sent to outer space and back down to Earth again. Carried...
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
Maiden Flight is an autonomous biological laboratory environment designed for studying the impact of space flight on the sole reproductiv...
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...
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture--the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ens...
Recent advances in artificial limbs have resulted in the provision of powered ankle and knee function for lower extremity amputees and po...
The human ankle provides a significant amount of net positive work during the stance period of walking, especially at moderate to fast wa...
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 ...
Mechanical, electrical, and dynamic control systems recreate biological behavior with synthetic hardware.
The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, ba...
Three-dimensional Digital Image Correlation (3D-DIC) is a non-contact optical-numerical technique for evaluating the dynamic m...
Robots today can be made of various materials; we are no longer limited to heavy metal parts and assemblies. This project explores "...
The LEGO Wayfinder project combines LEGO, robotics, and seawater into a playground of project-based learning and citizen science for budd...
SPRING is a custom-built hardware and software platform for children with neuro-differences. The system automates data acquisition, optim...
A learning framework for secure, decentralized, computationally efficient data and model sharing among multiple robot units installed at...
Swarms of robots will revolutionize many applications, from targeted material delivery to farming. However, the characteristics that make...
We introduce SkinBot: a lightweight robot that moves over the skin's surface with a two-legged suction-based locomotion mechanism and cap...
This project aims to create a modular platform for exploring micro-kitchens that are culture specific. Cooking is a personal experi...
This is a joint proposal from graduate students Vik Parthiban (Media Lab) and Andrew Spielberg (MIT CSAIL, Distributed Robotics Laborator...
This collection of Tod Machover’s music focuses on chamber and orchestral music composed during the last decade, both with and without el...
Printflatables is a design and fabrication system for human-scale, functional and dynamic inflatable objects. The user begins with specif...
Integrating sensors and actuators using flexible electronicsCurrently, the manufacturing of self-actuating and self-sensing robots requir...
Early literacy plays an important role in a child's future. However, the reality is that over 57 million children have no access to a sch...
The brain is a three-dimensional, densely-wired circuit that computes via large sets of widely distributed neurons interacting at fast ti...
Did you know that submarines today still cannot wirelessly communicate with airplanes? For decades, communicating between underwater and ...
TurboTrack is a 3D localization system for fine-grained robotic tasks, with unique capability to localize backscatter nodes with sub-cent...
This project aims to bridge the current gap between controlled-environment agriculture and the computer vision and robotics fields. The i...
Modern cities have to respond to the growing demands of more efficient and sustainable urban development, as well as an increased quality...
EngageME: Personalized machine learning and humanoid robots for measuring affect and engagement of children with autismEngageME is a proj...
FIBERBOTS is a digital fabrication platform fusing cooperative robotic manufacturing with abilities to generate highly sophisticated mate...
Could a social robot collaboratively exchange stories with children as a peer and help improve their linguistic and storytelling skills? ...
Ritual I: The Thing Itself consists of a choreographed robotic body that is in constant flux. It performs a dance of repetitive patt...
Creating long-term interpersonal interaction and shared experiences with social robots Many of our current projects explore the use ...
Emotionally supportive robots improve overall team functioning!
Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioceptio...
Embodied voice-based agents, such as Amazon’s Echo, Google Home, and Jibo, are becoming increasingly present in the home environment. For...
Tega is a new robot platform designed to support long-term, in-home interactions with children, with applications in early-literacy educa...
Auto-inflatables explores the design space of self-inflating structures. By using chemical reactions as a source of carbon dioxide on-dem...
This work explores a dynamic future in which the accessories we wear are no longer static, but are instead mobile, living objects on the ...
The Digital Construction Platform (DCP) is an experimental enabling technology for large-scale digital manufacturing. In contrast to the ...
Death and the Powers is a groundbreaking opera that brings a variety of technological, conceptual, and aesthetic innovations to the ...
We introduce Rovables, a miniature robot that can move freely on unmodified clothing. The robots are held in place by magnetic wheels, an...
The Digital Construction Platform (DCP) is an in-progress research project consisting of a compound robotic arm system. The system compri...