banking and finance
internet of things
sports and fitness
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
This work explores a dynamic future in which the accessories we wear are no longer static, but are instead mobile, living objects on the ...
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
If we want socially assistive robots instead of robot overlords, well, that’s on us.
The most urgent question for people is not whether machines will take their jobs but how machines will change the way they behave in society
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
Eduardo Castello Ferrer, Jake Rye, Gordon Brander, Tim Savas, Douglas Chambers, Hildreth England, Caleb Harper, “Personal Food Computer: A new device for controlled-environment agriculture” arXiv Prepr. arXiv1706.05104, 2017.
Anki collaborates with the MIT Scratch Team to bring robotics programming to kids.
3D-print a building on demand: IEEE Spectrum on the Mediated Matter group's Digital Construction Platform.
Creating long-term interpersonal interaction and shared experiences with social robots. Many of our current projects explore the use of s...
When learning from human partners, infants and young children will pay attention to nonverbal signals, such as gaze and bodily orientatio...
Our mission is to develop the computational techniques that will enable the design, implementation, and evaluation of "relational" robots...
Children’s oral language skills in preschool can predict their academic success later in life. Helping children improve their language an...
The language and literacy skills of young children entering school are highly predictive of their long-term academic success. Children fr...
Prior research with preschool children has established that book reading, especially when children are encouraged to actively process the...
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...
Tega is a new robot platform designed to support long-term, in-home interactions with children, with applications in early-literacy educa...
Young children learn language not through listening alone, but through active communication with a social actor. Cultural immersion and c...
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Space Exploration Initiative
The Digital Construction Platform (DCP) is an experimental enabling technology for large-scale digital manufacturing. In contrast to the ...
Designing for, with, and by nature
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
This project aims to bridge the current gap between controlled-environment agriculture and the computer vision and robotics fields. The i...
Auto-inflatables explores the design space of self-inflating structures. By using chemicals as a source of carbon dioxide on-demand...
Death and the Powers is a groundbreaking opera that brings a variety of technological, conceptual, and aesthetic innovations to the ...
This collection of Tod Machover’s music focuses on chamber and orchestral music composed during the last decade, both with and without el...
For the past 5 years or so, I’ve been working on some wild and unusual operas (the last one featured robots—or “Operabots”—onstage, a Mus...
Enhancing human physical capability
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
We introduce Rovables, a miniature robot that can move freely on unmodified clothing. The robots are held in place by magnetic wheels, an...
Center for Extreme Bionics
This article originally appeared in the MIT News. Visit the link for more details.For the past four years, researchers at MIT, Tufts Univ...
The Digital Construction Platform (DCP) is an in-progress research project consisting of a compound robotic arm system. The system compri...
How we can understand human behavior (rationality, semi-rationality, bounded rationality, and just plain irrationality) in day-to-day behaviors, and in particular in electronic environments.
How to engineer and disseminate powerful, low-cost design and fabrication technologies at a grassroots level.
How to redefine and expand the conceptual framework and language of learning by creating new technologies and spheres of practice.
How radical new collaborations will catalyze a revolution in health.
How to bring the programmability of the digital world to the physical world.
How to build intelligent music systems out of interacting audio-processing agents.
How to distill meaning from complex everyday experiences.
Walter Bender is currently on leave.
How to detect the activity of biological molecules with micro- and nanofabricated devices.