banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Looking beyond smart cities
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Tools and tactics for maximizing effective communication and decision-making while minimizing the spread of illness.
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
The Space Exploration Initiative’s latest research flight explores work and play in zero gravity
When we say we’re “democratizing access to space exploration,” what do we mean?
Private Kit: Safe Paths shares information about your movements in a privacy-preserving way—and could let health officials tackle COVID-19.
Context. Fast containment is key to halting an epidemic outbreak. But with the long incubation period of a virus like COVID-19, it ...
China, South Korea used smartphone apps to monitor people with the disease. Americans have different views of privacy and data collection.
Digital Currency Initiative
With large-scale gatherings being put on-hold, it's proving time for digital engagement tech.
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Beyond the Cradle
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
How do we raise conscientious consumers and designers of AI?Children today live in the age of artificial intelligence. On average, US chi...
Space Exploration Initiative
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
How to Train Your Robot Companion is a curriculum for students in 5-8th grade to explore artificial intelligence and ethics. In this cour...
Maggie Coblentz leads research and design on interplanetary gastronomy at the Space Exploration Initiative, where she is developing ...
Fluid Interfaces postdoc Nataliya Kosmyna discussed her AttentivU research for MIT xTalks.
A new curriculum has been designed by MIT researchers and collaborators to teach middle school students about artificial intelligence.
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...
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...
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? ...
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."
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...
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
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
Kevin Esvelt and other experts discuss potential technological approaches to combating mosquito-borne diseases.