banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Beyond the Cradle
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Looking beyond smart cities
A new curriculum has been designed by MIT researchers and collaborators to teach middle school students about artificial intelligence.
Space Exploration Initiative
The following Media Lab students joined the MIT India Initiative in Mumbai for this workshop.
A recent focus of our lab has been making use of Tangible Displays and Body Object Space to develop new assistive technologies. As a test...
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
The University of South Carolina profiles its alum Blakeley Payne, now a master’s student in the Personal Robots group.
Cristina Quinn profiles Morgan Stickney, an elite swimmer who's the first person to undergo a bilateral Ewing amputation.
Humans are headed for the cosmos, and we’re taking our appetites with us. What will fill the void when we leave Earth behind?
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
Who needs best-by labels when your package is sensing the food inside it?
Danielle Wood's official testimony from the congressional hearing for the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics.
[Update 02/04/2020: This project has open positions for UROPs/visiting students or interns. One position focuses around electrical engine...
Maggie Coblentz leads research and design on interplanetary gastronomy at the Space Exploration Initiative, where she is developing ...
A molecular gastronomy experiment was flown on a zero gravity flight in August 2019, using spherification techniques to create recipes in...
Could a social robot collaboratively exchange stories with children as a peer and help improve their linguistic and storytelling skills? ...
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
How to Train Your Robot Companion is a curriculum for students in 5-8th grade to explore artificial intelligence and ethics. In this cour...
Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioceptio...
Sculpting Evolution head Kevin Esvelt shares how emerging technologies can help us fight the new coronavirus.
"There's got to be a better way to share space and work together remotely—but computers or phones may not be the right tools."
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
He built one of the largest modular synthesizers in the world: Joe Paradiso is in the new episode of our podcast.
Neha Narula joined experts discussing the privacy and security concerns around China's digital currency.
We are working on communication interfaces for people with speech and language disorders, incorporating technologies like physiological s...
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Civic Media head Ethan Zuckerman and others discuss how increasing team diversity can improve outcomes.
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Shrinking problems in 3D printing Although a range of materials can now be fabricated using additive manufacturing techniques, these...
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Ethan Zuckerman and other experts contextualize the real risks of the mobile internet.
The Jibo Research Platform is an in-the-field deployable Social Robotics experimentation and data collection infrastructure. Built upon t...
"I don’t think that AI will have fulfilled its full potential unless it can help us unlock human potential.”
Tega is a new robot platform designed to support long-term, in-home interactions with children, with applications in early-literacy educa...
Designed at MIT and tested by kids ages 9 through 14, it shows how exposing kids to technology fosters their interest in STEM.
MIT researchers and collaborators have developed an open-source curriculum to teach young students about ethics and artificial intelligence.
The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, ba...
To better understand and improve the quality of our lives, there has been a need for measuring non-economic capital such as social capita...
Everett Lawson and Matt Carney worked with Biomechatronics group head Hugh Herr to fit Everett with a bionic prosthesis.
Rosalind Picard elected to the NAE for her contributions to affective and wearable computing.
DCI head Neha Narula offers perspective on the draw of decentralization.
Human Dynamics head Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland discusses the necessity of social connections.
A research team, including members of the Biomechatronics group, devises a new surgery for hand amputations and prostheses.
Ten multi-disciplinary teams join MIT’s design entrepreneurship accelerator.
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily ...
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
Promoters show off promising applications of the technology, but AI is not changing the world quite yet
The Space Exploration Initiative’s latest research flight explores work and play in zero gravity
Kevin Esvelt and other experts discuss potential technological approaches to combating mosquito-borne diseases.
Neha Narula and Gary Gensler joined other experts to explore the potential impacts of digital currencies on national and global security.
Space/Craft explores sculpting in zero gravity. Making artistic works by hand is a fundamentally human act, but how will it transfor...
Mechanical actuators for deployable systems on satellites are often complex, expensive, only designed for a single use, and too large or ...
Life on Mars, if it exists, could have been transferred between Earth and Mars due to meteorite impacts. The Search for Extra-Terrestrial...
In microgravity, the removal of constant loading on the skeleton leads to loss of bone density and muscle mass. In order to counteract th...
The Orbit Weaver Suit for zero gravity was designed by Media Lab Director's Fellow Andrea Lauer in collaboration with ...
Here are proven thought starters for creating a business culture that nurtures disruptive change
Unnatural Selection tackles tough questions about CRISPR gene editing, designer babies, and more.
Complex biological systems such as brain circuits are extended 3-D structures made out of nanoscale building blocks such as proteins, RNA...
New adjunct associate professor combines fine arts and coding.