LocationMIT Media Lab, E14 Lobby DescriptionFrom lightweight, shared, electric vehicles that fold, to artificial limbs that not only emul...
Throughout the ages bioluminescence has inspired myths. Long ago, sailors in the Indian Ocean encountered massive bioluminescent blooms a...
P. G. Weyand, M. W. Bundle, C. P. McGowan, A. Grabowski, M. B. Brown, R. Kram, and H. Herr. The fastest runner on artificial legs: Different limbs, similar function?, Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 107, no. 3, pp. 903–911, Sep. 2009.
Schmitt, P. "Just Build It! A Fully Functional Concept Vehicle Using Robotic Wheels"
R. Kram, A. M. Grabowski, C. P. McGowan, M. B. Brown, and H. M. Herr. Counterpoint: Artificial legs do not make artificially fast running speeds possible, Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 108, no. 4, pp. 1012–1014, Apr. 2010.
You’ll likely hear Hugh Herr before you see him.The charismatic leader of MIT’s biomechatronics research group wears two next-generation ...
Morgan Stickney is an elite swimmer who's helping pave the way for the next generation of bionic prosthetics and para-athletes.
Sun, A. "Programmable Surfaces"
The ocean is vast. It covers more than 70% of the surface of our planet and holds 97% of the water on Earth. The ocean is exciting. ...
Biomechatronics head Hugh Herr discusses his research with the No Barriers USA podcast.
C. P. McGowan, A. M. Grabowski, W. J. McDermott, H. M. Herr, and R. Kram. Leg stiffness of sprinters using running-specific prostheses, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, vol. 9, no. 73, pp. 1975-1982, 2012.
H. M. Herr and T. A. McMahon. A trotting horse model, The International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 566–581, Jun. 2000.
Will we all be cyborgs one day? Hugh Herr says he has the answer.
A. M. Grabowski, H. M. Herr
A. M. Grabowski, C. P. McGowan, W. J. McDermott, M. T. Beale, R. Kram, and H. M. Herr. Running-specific prostheses limit ground-force during sprinting, Biology Letters, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 201-204, 2010.
Cristina Quinn profiles Morgan Stickney, an elite swimmer who's the first person to undergo a bilateral Ewing amputation.
Dementyev, Artem, et al. "Rovables: Miniature On-Body Robots as Mobile Wearables." Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. ACM, 2016.
Core77 reports on the Fluid Interfaces group’s work in cyborg botany.
A selection of recent press coverage on Elowan, a plant-robot hybrid designed by Harpreet Sareen and Pattie Maes.
A Parsons and MIT researcher hooked up electrodes to a plant’s leaves to turn it into a robotic sensor.
Rosalind Picard and Kate Darling join other experts to discuss how and why humans empathize with machines.
Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
K. Endo, D. Paluska, and H.M. Herr. A quasi-passive model of human leg function in level-ground walking, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Beijing, China, Oct. 2006.
A. E. Kerdok, A. A. Biewener, T. A. McMahon, P. G. Weyand, and H. M. Herr. Energetics and mechanics of human running on surfaces of different stiffnesses, Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 92, no. 2, pp. 469-478, 2002.
A. Hofmann, M. Popovic, and H. Herr. Humanoid standing control: learning from human demonstration, Journal of Automatic Control, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 16–22, 2002.
Raffle, H. "Topobo: A 3-D Constructive Assembly System with Kinetic Memory"
Hayes Raffle S., Parkes, A. J., and Ishii, H.
Dhruv Jain, Misha Sra, Jingru Gro, Rodrigo Marques, Raymond Wu, Justin Chiu, Chris Schmandt
T. Farrell, H. Herr
Cocoon is our vision of a programmable dream machine from the future. This device would be enabled by the synthesis of many devices under...
Lin, M. "The RoboScooter"
K. Endo and H. Herr. A model of muscle-tendon function in human walking, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Kobe, Japan, May 2009.
H. Herr, G. P. Whiteley, and D. Childress. Chapter 5: Cyborg Technology – Biomimetic Orthotic and Prosthetic Technology, SPIE Press, Bellingham, WA, 2003.
H. M. Herr, G. T. Huang, and T. A. McMahon. A model of scale effects in mammalian quadrupedal running, Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 205, no. 7, pp. 959-967, 2002.
MIT students, faculty, and collaborators gave Lightning Talks during Here be Dragons 2018
Lark, W. "The Anatomy of an Urban Modular Electric Vehicle: How the Architecture of the CityCar Enhances Personal Mobility and Supporting Industries"
"I can not only be a designer but I can be the test pilot."
MIT’s Center for Extreme Bionics has an ambitious goal: nothing short of ending disability.
"Think—what are people not expecting to happen yet and how can I make that happen?"
Social robots could potentially aid therapists working with autistic children in the future.
Review the caterer's responsibilities and the event host's catering responsibilities
Open-Source Instructions for Building SPRING System
Ribeiro, A. "Graph Dynamics: Learning and Representation"
A lightweight research platform to develop autonomous technology Designed to transform bicycle-sharing systems into an on-demand mob...
The MIT Autonomous Bicycle Project proposes that autonomous bicycles could serve as an alternative to current bike sharing models.
The stamp is part of a new USPS series on innovation, representing computing, biomedicine, genome sequencing, robotics, and solar technology
Muscle grafts could help amputees sense and control artificial limbs.
The Global Financial Crisis was a wasted opportunity to reorganize the world financial ecosystem.
Seymour Papert’s ideas about children, computers, and learning inspired many.
The latest enthusiasm for eternal life largely stems from the belief that technology will enhance humans and make them immortal.
Humans are headed for the cosmos, and we’re taking our appetites with us. What will fill the void when we leave Earth behind?