banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
natural language processing
point of care
sports and fitness
Technical summaryUnstructured learning problems without well-defined rewards are unsuitable for current reinforcement learning (RL) appro...
Research in Dr. Shah's laboratory reduces dependence on specialized medical imaging devices, biological and chemical processes, and creat...
In collaboration and with guidance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), research studies led by Dr....
Using OmniFiber technology, we fabricated a type of undergarment that singers can wear to monitor and play back the movement of respirato...
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Space Exploration Initiative
Looking beyond smart cities
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Enhancing human physical capability
How do you spot a DeepFake? How good are DeepFake videos? How well can ordinary people tell the difference between a video manipulated by...
SynopsisThe class will cover a wide range of perspectives on deepfakes, from their historical ancestors through their philosophical under...
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a th...
Ancient textiles have played a major role in the social, economic, and religious structures of communities around the world. Iconic, indi...
DropletIO proposes aqueous droplets as a programmable material for biology, art, and design. The DropletIO system can actuate and sense m...
Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioceptio...
What is ELSA?ELSA is an AI-powered chatbot that acts as an empathetic companion, encouraging users to talk about their day through a form...
Three-dimensional Digital Image Correlation (3D-DIC) is a non-contact optical-numerical technique for evaluating the dynamic mechani...
Nerve-Muscle Graft Chamber and micro-channel arrays tor interface to peripheral nerves for prosthesis control. This research effort ...
Optogenetic techniques have recently been applied to peripheral nerves as a scientific tool with the translatable go...
Although there have been great advances in the control of lower extremity prostheses, transitioning between terrains such as ramps or sta...
The human ankle provides a significant amount of net positive work during the stance period of walking, especially at moderate to fast wa...
Recent advances in artificial limbs have resulted in the provision of powered ankle and knee function for lower extremity amputees and po...
Amputation, muscle weakness, and nerve damage can make it difficult to perform simple daily tasks. In this project, we are developing a ...
System uses tiny magnetic beads to rapidly measure the position of muscles and relay that information to a bionic prosthesis.
TuringBox is a platform that makes it easier for social and behavioral scientists to study Artificial Intelligence algorithms. ...
Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence
Designing for, with, and by nature
The goal of this project is to develop techniques to remove identifying information from wearable and phone data to protect patients’ pri...
One of the principal benefits of counterfactual explanations is allowing users to explore "what-if" scenarios through what does not and c...
A large portion of the chemical and biological processes underlying our everyday experience remains imperceptible to us. Be it the conten...
Dimensions of human movement that are absent from the eye, such as pressures, muscular tensions, and external features, are represe...
Virtual and augmented reality headsets are unique as they have access to our facial area, an area that presents an excellent opportunity ...
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
Acquisition of surface electromyography (sEMG) from a person with an amputated lower extremity (LE) during prosthesis-assisted walking re...
Human-computer interaction (HCI) has traditionally focused on designing and investigating interfaces that provide explicit visual, audito...
“Power Props” is a sensor and actuator platform for Live Action Role Playing (LARP), immersive theater, theme park, and other transmedia ...
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
In collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, we are conducting a clinical trial exploring objective methods for assessing depres...
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Transforming data into knowledge
DIVE is a web-based data exploration system that lets non-technical users create stories from their data without writing code. DIVE ...
How radical new collaborations will catalyze a revolution in health.
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Machines powered by artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly mediate our social, cultural, economic, and ...
Should workers worry about automation and AI?Many workers, policy makers, and researchers are asking themselves exactly this question. Bu...
Since Alan Turing envisioned Artificial Intelligence (AI), a major driving force behind technical progress has been competition with huma...
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...
The PCB debugging could be tricky sometimes. Normally we should check which signal we want to measure in the schematic and switch to PCB ...
We propose a novel shape-changing interface that consists of a single line. Lines have several interesting characteristics from the persp...
State-of-the art liquid handling systems are generally pump-driven systems connected with valves and tubes. These systems are manually a...
Printflatables is a design and fabrication system for human-scale, functional and dynamic inflatable objects. The user begins with specif...
Developed as part of the Playful Words research project at the MIT Media Lab's Laboratory for Social Machines, Learning Loops aims to mak...
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning c...