- 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.”
- 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.
- 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.
- Genetic screen offers new drug targets for Huntington’s disease 2020-01-30
- Neuroscientists identify genes that modulate the disease’s toxic effects.
- Teaching artificial intelligence to connect senses like vision and touch 2019-06-17
- MIT CSAIL system can learn to see by touching and feel by seeing, suggesting future where robots can more easily grasp and recognize objects.
- Giving robots a faster grasp 2019-10-17
- An algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects, for picking and sorting, or tool use.
- Neuroscientists identify brain region linked to altered social interactions in autism model 2019-07-26
- In a mouse model, restoring activity of a specific forebrain region reverses social traits associated with autism.
- 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.
- Giving robots a better feel for object manipulation 2019-04-17
- Model improves a robot’s ability to mold materials into shapes and interact with liquids and solid objects.