- Researching from home: Science stays social, even at a distance 2020-04-07
- Picower Institute researchers are advancing their work in many ways despite time away from the lab required to corral Covid-19.
- How we make complex decisions 2019-05-16
- Neuroscientists identify a brain circuit that helps break decisions down into smaller pieces.
- Algorithm tells robots where nearby humans are headed 2019-06-11
- A new tool for predicting a person’s movement trajectory may help humans and robots work together in close proximity.
- How to design and control robots with stretchy, flexible bodies 2019-11-22
- Optimizing soft robots to perform specific tasks is a huge computational problem, but a new model can help.
- Giving soft robots feeling 2020-06-01
- In a pair of papers from MIT CSAIL, two teams enable better sense and perception for soft robotic grippers.
- Using gene editing, neuroscientists develop a new model for autism 2019-06-12
- By introducing a gene variant associated with autism into monkeys, researchers hope to study treatment options for severe neurodevelopmental disorders.
- Professor Emeritus Woodie Flowers, innovator in design and engineering education, dies at 75 2019-10-15
- Beloved teacher and pioneer in hands-on engineering education developed design and robotics competitions at MIT, FIRST, and beyond, while promoting his concept of “gracious professionalism.”
- Autonomous boats can target and latch onto each other 2019-06-05
- Fleet of “roboats” could collect garbage or self-assemble into floating structures in Amsterdam’s many canals.
- Technique helps robots find the front door 2019-11-04
- Navigation method may speed up autonomous last-mile delivery.
- MIT’s fleet of autonomous boats can now shapeshift 2019-08-29
- New capabilities allow “roboats” to change configurations to form pop-up bridges, stages, and other structures.