banking and finance
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internet of things
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Context. Fast containment is key to halting an epidemic outbreak. But with the long incubation period of a virus like COVID-19, it ...
How do we raise conscientious consumers and designers of AI?Children today live in the age of artificial intelligence. On average, US chi...
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
How to Train Your Robot Companion is a curriculum for students in 5-8th grade to explore artificial intelligence and ethics. In this cour...
Maggie Coblentz leads research and design on interplanetary gastronomy at the Space Exploration Initiative, where she is developing ...
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...
[Update 02/04/2020: This project has open positions for UROPs/visiting students or interns. One position focuses around electrical engine...
A molecular gastronomy experiment was flown on a zero gravity flight in August 2019, using spherification techniques to create recipes in...
Could a social robot collaboratively exchange stories with children as a peer and help improve their linguistic and storytelling skills? ...
Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioceptio...
We are working on communication interfaces for people with speech and language disorders, incorporating technologies like physiological s...
Shrinking problems in 3D printing Although a range of materials can now be fabricated using additive manufacturing techniques, these...
The Jibo Research Platform is an in-the-field deployable Social Robotics experimentation and data collection infrastructure. Built upon t...
Tega is a new robot platform designed to support long-term, in-home interactions with children, with applications in early-literacy educa...
The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, ba...
To better understand and improve the quality of our lives, there has been a need for measuring non-economic capital such as social capita...
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...
Space/Craft explores sculpting in zero gravity. Making artistic works by hand is a fundamentally human act, but how will it transfor...
The Orbit Weaver Suit for zero gravity was designed by Media Lab Director's Fellow Andrea Lauer in collaboration with ...
Complex biological systems such as brain circuits are extended 3-D structures made out of nanoscale building blocks such as proteins, RNA...
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
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 ...
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...
The RadioTalk corpus includes speech recognition transcripts sampled from talk radio broadcasts in the United States between October of 2...
A wearable olfactory display that monitors cardio-respiratory information with the aspiration to support mental wellbeing.BioEssence is a...
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a th...
Mekatilili is a learning initiative that provides a platform for African youth to enhance technical skills through creative learning...
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne infection in North America. People are infected when bitten by ticks; ticks are typically in...
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...
“Can a man know the truth and tell it to the greatest number and still be misunderstood? Can one man be of the many and still be known?” ...
Opioid therapy is the cornerstone of management of pain in the ICU. However, opioids present numerous side effects and are highly addicti...
Flavor, in addition to making our food delicious, is one way of sensing biochemical richness. A highly flavorful plant generally con...
Today, the environments that humans occupy in space are designed for survival. Humans are carefully shuttled to and from space, and durin...
We present Piezo-Acoustic Backscatter (PAB), the first technology that enables backscatter networking in underwater environments. PAB rel...
Symphony for the Koreas will be the latest installment of the celebrated City Symphony series. Over the next few years, Tod Machover and ...
Adaptive Music for Affect Improvement (AMAI) is a music generation and playback system with the goal of steering the listener toward a st...
When we form memories, not everything that we perceive is noticed; not everything that we notice is remembered. Humans are excellent at ...
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...
Songs released on music streaming services are static, never changing after their initial release. Evolving Media proposes a content...
For decades, the International Space Station (ISS) has operated as a bastion of international cooperation and a unique testbed for microg...
www.ajlunited.orgAn unseen force is rising—helping to determine who is hired, granted a loan, or even how long someone spends in prison. ...
Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is inter...
Leveraging sneaker culture to influence civic engagement. Marginalized groups have influence on digital platforms but are often unhe...
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...
Plants can sense the environment, other living entities and regenerate, actuate or grow in response. Our interaction and communicati...
The relationship between breathing and self-reported stress is bidirectional. Respiration pattern is an indicator of stress, but it can a...
Living Observatory is an initiative for documenting and interpreting ecological change that will allow people, individually and collectiv...
HeartBit is an interface designed for haptic heart rate biofeedback. A handheld heart beats alongside your own, mirroring the size, weigh...
NeverMind is an interface and application designed to support human memory. We combine the memory palace memorization method with augment...
The City Symphony project by the Opera of the Future group brings creative musical participation to everyone while encouraging collaborat...
Collective memory and attention are sustained by two channels: oral communication (communicative memory) and the physical recording of in...
TurboTrack is a 3D localization system for fine-grained robotic tasks, with unique capability to localize backscatter nodes with sub-cent...
Cognimates is a platform where parents and children (7-10 years old) participate in creative programming activities in which they l...
We must proactively tackle the economic, social, and societal implications that accompany the widespread deployment of AI technology. In ...
Gravity anchors all existence on Earth.It pulls a chaotic world to one single point in every moment of life. Even though gravity is every...
LeakyPhones is a public/private headset that was designed to encourage face-to-face interactions, curiosity, and healthier ...
We have developed a wireless system that leverages the inexpensive RFID tags already on hundreds of billions of products to sense potent...
Algorithmic auditing has emerged as a key strategy to expose systematic biases embedded in software platforms, yet scholarship on the imp...
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 Moral Machine is a platform for gathering a human perspective on moral decisions made by machine intelligence, such as self-driving c...
The Gender Shades project pilots an intersectional approach to inclusive product testing for AI.Algorithmic Bias PersistsGender Shades is...
Since the release of Scratch in 2007, young people around the world have programmed and shared more than 15 million Scratch projects . Th...