Kohler + MIT Media Lab: Innovation—for Better


Kohler Co.

Kohler Co. 

Kohler and the MIT Media Lab share the vision of a better future by, with, and for all.

We share the belief that remarkable outcomes can be achieved when mission-driven organizations, accompanied by empowered communities, join forces:

  • We can make new discoveries and advancements in how we understand ourselves, one another, and the world we share.
  • We can create transformative technologies, experiences, and systems that enable people to reimagine and redesign their lives.


Andy Ryan

The Media Lab is an interdisciplinary creative playground rooted squarely in academic rigor, comprising dozens of research groups, initiatives, and centers working collaboratively on hundreds of projects. We focus not only on creating and commercializing transformational future technologies but also on their potential to impact society for good.


MIT Media Lab

We categorize our work through the lens of five collective research themes: 

  1. Connected Mind + Body: Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
  2. Life with AI: Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
  3. Future Worlds: Design and action for the future we want to live in
  4. Cultivating Creativity: Catalyzing a global movement enabling everyone to unlock and unleash their individual and collective creativity
  5. Decentralized Society: Architecting the new internet for the good of the people

Click on the boxes below to see research and updates from primary investigators in health + wellbeing, AI, sustainability, and more.

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Rosalind W. Picard
Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
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Pattie Maes
Professor of Media Technology; Germeshausen Professor
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Alex 'Sandy' Pentland
Professor of Media Arts and Sciences; Toshiba Professor
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Fadel Adib
Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences; Doherty Chair in Ocean Utilization
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Cynthia Breazeal
Professor of Media Arts and Sciences; MIT Dean for Digital Learning
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Andrew Lippman
Senior Research Scientist


Jonathan Williams

Every day, we forge new paths to discovery—creating and prototyping transformative technologies, experiences, and systems that enable people everywhere to reimagine and redesign their lives.

Why?  Because we believe that together, we can play an important role in helping people realize a better and more just future for themselves and for all.

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