banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
natural language processing
sports and fitness
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
To help the region catch up, students organize summit to bring Latin policymakers and researchers to MIT.
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily ...
Ufuoma Ovienmhada discusses her work using satellite data to help manage invasive water hyacinth in Benin.
Enhancing human physical capability
Moinina David Sengeh, PhD ’16, is trying to bring innovation into “the heart of government.”
Morgan Stickney is an elite swimmer who's helping pave the way for the next generation of bionic prosthetics and para-athletes.
All over Africa, experts use satellite Earth Observation (EO) data for applications such as monitoring crop health or assessing the risk ...
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
Looking beyond smart cities
The Clubhouse provides a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities around the ...
The PhD student and former high school teacher aims to study the ways young people of color interact with technology.
Researchers have come up with an innovation that will delight the fashion industry and people concerned about animal welfare: 3D-printed fur
In nature, hair has numerous functions such as providing warmth, adhesion, locomotion, sensing, and a sense of touch, as well as its well...
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers...
Beyond the Cradle
ML Learning head Philipp Schmidt talks about learning, innovation, and collaboration.
Space Exploration Initiative
The RadioTalk corpus includes speech recognition transcripts sampled from talk radio broadcasts in the United States between October of 2...
Political science doctoral student Clara Vandeweerdt studies how identity shapes beliefs on complex political topics such as climate change.
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
Danielle Wood discusses the satellite technology research and other work underway in her Space Enabled research group.
Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellow Prathima Muniyappa uses the transformative power of design to empower marginalized indigenous communities.
Joy Buolamwini talks to Frontline about bias in AI, and what can be done about it.
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Envisioning the future (and challenges) of designing affordable technology-enabled mobility devices.
These 50 women made bold moves, raised major capital, and wowed us with their fearless vision.
[Update 10/29/2019: This project has two open positions for UROPs/visiting students or interns. One position focuses around electrical en...
A wearable olfactory display that monitors cardio-respiratory information with the aspiration to support mental wellbeing.BioEssence is a...
Opinion: The push to ban unwanted “dark patterns” from apps and sites may also take away certain features users want.
Systems of tiny robots may someday build high-performance structures, from airplanes to space settlements.
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a th...
A new method for sequencing the genome of an intact single cell may help researchers understand how key autism genes are regulated.
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
We present PsychicVR, a proof-of-concept system that integrates a brain-computer interface device and virtual reality headset to improve ...
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
The extremely dextrous robot features a 24-joint human-hand-like design and took only four minutes to complete the task.
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Joe Paradiso talks about making music, collaborating with students (and with the internet), and his massive modular synthesizer.
Mekatilili is a learning initiative that provides a platform for African youth to enhance technical skills through creative learning...
Blockchain technology is changing the nature of money and organizations. We should probably start pondering the potential consequences.
Humanity is facing thorny problems on all fronts. These folks are working to solve them—and trying to avoid the unintended consequences.
Arielle Duhaime-Ross talks to biohacker Josiah Zayner, Alex Pearlman, and Ling Ling Chang about norms, ethics, and regulation.
Hairstyles, musical instruments and gardening all change in zero gravity, scientist Sands Fish says.
When contemplating the future of life in space, we dream not only of rockets and off-world societies, but also of art, of leisure, and fr...
“Can a man know the truth and tell it to the greatest number and still be misunderstood? Can one man be of the many and still be known?” ...
Ariel Ekblaw presented designs for self-assembling architecture to create habitats for people living and working in low-gravity environments
Alicia Lakey receives the Ewing Amputation procedure developed by the Biomechatronics group and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Kate Darling and other experts consider how our interactions with robots may change the way we engage not only with robots, but also people.
Rosalind Picard is nominated to the NAE for her contributions to affective and wearable computing.
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Mabu is about the size of a kitchen appliance and assists with day-to-day healthcare needs through daily "conversations."
Greater Boston’s annual festival of ideas finds new avenues for celebrating and connecting innovators.
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
An underwater internet of things monitoring the effects of climate change or sampling waters on distant planets
A new curriculum that helps children understand how algorithms are designed will keep them safe and motivate them to help shape the future.
Creating technology for social change
System could help with diagnosing and treating noncommunicative patients.
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
A video playlist portraying companies supported by the E14 Fund.
Submerged system uses the vibration of “piezoelectric” materials to generate power and send and receive data.