banking and finance
internet of things
point of care
neural interfacing and control
sports and fitness
natural language processing
For people who can’t speak out loud due to illness or injury, AlterEgo might return their ability to communicate in real time.
Designing wearable systems for cognitive enhancement
Core77 reports on the Fluid Interfaces group’s work in cyborg botany.
Looking beyond smart cities
Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is inter...
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
On the BBC’s Follow the Food, OpenAg head Caleb Harper and other experts discuss how technology is transforming our food systems.
Leveraging sneaker culture to influence civic engagement. Marginalized groups have influence on digital platforms but are often unhe...
When we say we’re “democratizing access to space exploration,” what do we mean?
Space Exploration Initiative
It is increasingly hard for adults and children alike to be attentive given the increasing amounts of information and distractions surrou...
About 45 minutes of diesel car pollution reaps 30 milliliters of AIR-INK, now on display at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
Through MIT App Inventor, Abelson aims to show children how they can use technology to shape their world.
Caleb Harper discusses how machine learning-enabled "food computers" were used to find the optimal conditions to grow basil.
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
Pattie Maes and other experts talk to the Harvard Business Review about applications for wearable artificial intelligence agents.
A wearable olfactory display that monitors cardio-respiratory information to support mental wellbeing.BioEssence is a novel wearable olfa...
Most countries are projected to see the number of people ages 65 and older surpass the population under the age of 15 by 2050. The limita...
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
Paper Dreams explores the various modes of creativity that can be enabled by artificial intelligence.A fair amount of current research ha...
Vegas, A., et al. Combinatorial hydrogel library enables identification of materials that mitigate the foreign body response in primates., Nature Biotechnology, 34: 345-352, 2016. PMCID: PMC4904301
Teleportation may have to wait.
Enhancing human physical capability
The articles I’ve chosen reflect my interests in preserving the open internet I grew up with (and on) for my daughter.
In the Living Observatory installation at the Other Festival, we invite participants into a transductive encounter with a wetland environ...
Flavor, in addition to making our food delicious, is one way of sensing biochemical richness. A highly flavorful plant generally con...
Creating technology for social change
Digital Currency Initiative
How the home will be disrupted and transformed by radical technological change.
GVS or galvanic vestibular stimulation is a technology that directly affects a user's vestibular system by altering their sense of balanc...
MIT Media Lab fosters innovation with its motto of 'imagine and realise.'
The relationship between breathing and self-reported stress is bidirectional. Respiration pattern is an indicator of stress, but it can a...
Living Observatory is an initiative for documenting and interpreting ecological change that will allow people, individually and collectiv...
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
We are creating new communication interfaces for people with speech and language disorders, incorporating technologies like physiological...
HeartBit is an interface designed for haptic heart rate biofeedback. A handheld heart beats alongside your own, mirroring the size, weigh...
NeverMind is an interface and application designed to support human memory. We combine the memory palace memorization method with augment...
We present PsychicVR, a proof-of-concept system that integrates a brain-computer interface device and virtual reality headset to improve ...
Pattie Maes discusses her group’s approach to bridging this divide and improving our relationships with technology.
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
We are surrounded by displays and technologies whose mechanisms are hidden from view. This work is an exploration of revealing the underl...
“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?” ...
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Collective memory and attention are sustained by two channels: oral communication (communicative memory) and the physical recording of in...
TurboTrack is a 3D localization system for fine-grained robotic tasks, with unique capability to localize backscatter nodes with sub-cent...
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
What can seamless human-computer interfaces do for humanity?
Joi Ito considers how to best protect children online while encouraging them learn and grow.
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Want the best Caprese salad or pesto you ever tasted? MIT researchers say they may be able to help.
Kate Darling and Rhys Lindmark discuss the balances in regulating tech , how her research has evolved, and other topics.
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Mekatilili is a learning initiative that provides a platform for African youth to enhance technical skills through creative learning...
Jonathan Zittrain discusses the Assembly program at the Media Lab and Berkman Klein Center.
Sleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a third of our ...
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
Mike Bove, head of the Object-Based Media group, on the current state of the technology and what his research team is working on.
Foundation’s $28.6 million gift will fund science, innovation, and education to advance understanding, ability, and inclusion.
Opera of the Future head Tod Machover talks to Korea JoongAng Daily about “Symphony for the Koreas.”
Rosalind Picard and Kate Darling join other experts to discuss how and why humans empathize with machines.
Mechanical mentors try to find their place as teacher’s helpers.
As devices aggregate more contextual data about users, they may learn to offer assistance without explicit instruction.
Researchers present a user-centered design approach to creating intelligent social technologies to empower and help older adults at home.
System uses RFID tags to home in on targets; could benefit robotic manufacturing, collaborative drones, and other applications.
Researchers say new facilities in space should be available to scientists from any country.
For decades, the International Space Station (ISS) has operated as a bastion of international cooperation and a unique testbed for microg...
We must proactively tackle the economic, social, and societal implications that accompany the widespread deployment of AI technology. In ...