banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Looking beyond smart cities
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a th...
Space Exploration Initiative
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
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...
How to Train Your Robot Companion is a curriculum for students in 5-8th grade to explore artificial intelligence and ethics. In this cour...
A lightweight research platform to develop autonomous technology Designed to transform bicycle-sharing systems into an on-demand mob...
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Want the best Caprese salad or pesto you ever tasted? MIT researchers say they may be able to help.
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
Flavor, in addition to making our food delicious, is one way of sensing biochemical richness. A highly flavorful plant generally con...
We present Piezo-Acoustic Backscatter (PAB), the first technology that enables backscatter networking in underwater environments. PAB rel...
All over Africa, experts use satellite Earth Observation (EO) data for applications such as monitoring crop health or assessing the risk ...
Enhancing human physical capability
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Neha Narula and Gary Gensler joined other experts to explore the potential impacts of digital currencies on national and global security.
As we move towards an increasingly IoT-enabled ecosystem, we find that it is easier than ever before to capture vast amounts of audio dat...
The Passive Seismic Experiment was the first seismometer placed on the Moon’s surface. It detected lunar "moonquakes" and provided inform...
AttentivU is a device, in the form factor of a pair of glasses, which senses brain activity (electroencephal...
Scratch is the world's most popular coding community for kids. Millions of kids around the world are using Scratch to program their ...
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
SpaceHuman is a soft robotics device designed to facilitate the exploration of environments with reduced gravity in a view of democratiza...
Knitting is an established textile manufacturing technique that has been pervasive in the garment and technical fabrics industry. In comp...
When we form memories, not everything that we perceive is noticed; not everything that we notice is remembered. Humans are excellent at ...
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Leveraging sneaker culture to influence civic engagement. Marginalized groups have influence on digital platforms but are often unhe...
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
We are working on communication interfaces for people with speech and language disorders, incorporating technologies like physiological s...
While text-editors (e.g., Google Docs, MS Word) might be useful for writing a lecture, they’re not an intuitive medium for designing expe...
Like too many science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, the aerospace sector in the US is populated mainly by white people.
Quartz at Work looks at ways that online meetings, with tools like those developed by certain spinoffs, can improve management decisions.
Center for Extreme Bionics
The Tidmarsh Living Observatory Portal is a research project that focuses on the design and fabrication of a pavilion that will gene...
We are working to build technology that interfaces with the sleeping mind. As the dreamer descends into sleep, we track different sl...
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
LeakyPhones is a public/private headset that was designed to encourage face-to-face interactions, curiosity, and healthier ...
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...
Thom Kubli, in collaboration with the Tangible Media group, on the development of a machine that can 3D print objects light enough to float.
The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, ba...
Digital Currency Initiative
Mekatilili is a learning initiative that provides a platform for African youth to enhance technical skills through creative learning...
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Bringing project-based work online in two very different contexts: a middle school robotics course and a university product design studio.
Joe Paradiso shares his experience running the Responsive Environments group, teaching classes, among other things during the Covid-19 era.
Alex Berke and Kent Larson, City Science group, MIT Media Lab (2020).
The Mediated Atmosphere project envisions a smart office that is capable of dynamically transforming itself to enhance occupants' work ex...
Homes and offices are being filled with sensor networks to answer specific queries and solve pre-determined problems, but no comprehensiv...
Maggie Coblentz leads research and design on interplanetary gastronomy at the Space Exploration Initiative, where she is developing ...
Developed by a team of Media Lab researchers, SpaceHuman is a seahorse-inspired additive prosthetic for use in microgravity environments.
With each major crisis, be it pandemic, war, or major new technology, there has been the need to reinvent our society.
Study cautions against using static org charts during COVID-19 crisis.
Kevin Esvelt and other experts talk to Axios about the risk of, and potential defenses against, engineered pathogens.
New website offers a combination of learning units, hands-on activities, and mentor guides to foster AI literacy.
Matt Carney discusses his interest in humanoid robots and the importance of design aesthetics and user experience in developing prostheses.
Wonder Stories is always free for teachers, but for the duration of COVID-19, Wonder Stories is free to anyone.
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
The Guardians Project aims to use the same game design principles used in mobile games to help people form beneficial long-term habits an...
New issues in privacy debate with technology and contact-tracing.