banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
natural language processing
sports and fitness
point of care
Space Exploration Initiative
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
A Distance Learning Model for Global Laboratory-Based Synthetic Biology Education Synthetic Biology ( SynBio) tools hold the…
Cynthia Breazeal led an MIT Open Learning pilot program to deliver a customized AI training program for users with varied backgrounds.
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Fadel Adib uses wireless technologies to sense the world in new ways, addressing sweeping problems such as food insecurity + climate change
FuseBot is a robotic system that can efficiently find and retrieve both RFID tagged and untagged target objects in line-of-sight, non-line-…
Looking beyond smart cities
Beyond the Cradle
A pandemic-fueled transformation of the MIT course "How to Grow (Almost) Anything" leads to next steps in democratizing synthetic biology
Magnetomicrometry has exciting prospects for the control of wearable robotics, including prostheses and exoskeletons.
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Inventing disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic devices and creating new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
What will be the impact of shared autonomous micro-mobility systems? Will autonomy make the micro-mobility systems even more attractive?&nb…
Alum Alexander Reben describes his experience making art with algorithms and considers what the future of the field may bring.
Media Lab researcher Kate Darling looks at the current state of household robots and considers how we may interact with them in the future.
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Traditional additive manufacturing processes, especially those that make use of liquid resin as the feedstock, are constrained by the gravi…
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Be inspired by Rohit Prasad, SVP and Head Scientist, Alexa AI, Amazon, Tye Brady, Chief Technologist, Amazon Robotics, Dilip Kumar, VP, Phy…
Enhancing human physical capability
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Using a new technology, researchers hope to create better control systems for prosthetic limbs.
It is known that prolonged exposure to micro and hyper-gravity induces various acute health risks, such as osteoporosis, skeletal muscle at…
The Signal Kinetics lab's underwater camera project was chosen as a research highlight in the current issue of Nature Electronics
We are leveraging current Wireless Sensor Network technology to develop an easily deployable, and inexpensive wireless sensor (LunarWSN) ne…
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket propel…
A Counting is an ongoing series of software-generated live-streamed sound and video works composed of an evolving neverending count fr…
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
More than 95% of the ocean has never been observed by humans, even though the ocean plays the largest role in the world's climate system, h…
Digital Learning + Collaboration Studio
For more details and recent updates visit: https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/Nanoelectronics has the potential to enable radica…
The Boston Globe takes a tour around the new MIT Museum, highlighting a number of exhibits and events related to the Media Lab.
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Yeon, Seong Ho, et al. "Flexible Dry Electrodes for EMG Acquisition within Lower Extremity Prosthetic Sockets." 2020 8th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference for Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob). IEEE.
A capsule that tunnels through mucus in the GI tract could be used to orally administer large protein drugs such as insulin.
The device could help scientists explore unknown regions of the ocean, track pollution, or monitor the effects of climate change.
Public libraries are one of most trusted public institutions in the U.S. and increasingly provide a broad range of education services, rang…
MIT researchers describe an intracellular antenna that's compatible with 3D biological systems + can operate wirelessly inside a living cell
ScratchJr makes coding accessible to younger children (ages 5-7), enabling them to program their own interactive stories, games, and animat…
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Audio-visual data set containing around 21.6 hours of parent-child interaction during story reading.The DAMI-P2C dataset consists of audio-…
This robotic system uses radio frequency signals, computer vision, and complex reasoning to efficiently find items hidden under a pile.
PCB debugging can be tricky sometimes. Normally we should check which signal we want to measure in the schematic, switch to PCB layout to s…
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
Creating technology for social change
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Designing for, with, and by nature
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Children’s creativity—the ability to come up with novel, surprising, and valuable ideas—has been known to contribute to their learning outc…
Personal Robots group head Cynthia Breazeal speaks with Marwa ElDiwiny on a recent episode of the IEEE RAS Soft Robotics podcast.
The Digital Construction Platform (DCP) is an experimental enabling technology for large-scale digital manufacturing. In contrast to the ty…
This work explores a dynamic future in which the accessories we wear are no longer static, but are instead mobile, living objects on the bo…
Integrating sensors and actuators using flexible electronicsCurrently, the manufacturing of self-actuating and self-sensing robots requires…
3 Voices is an artistic research project that looks beyond conventional approaches of listening to music, and instead probes at the deeper …
Thousands of children participate in MIT-developed artificial intelligence curriculum.
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Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will enscon…
When imagining human life in space, how will we express our humanity and creativity in an alien environment? Can the art we make both refle…