- Study: Social robots can benefit hospitalized children 2019-06-26
- Interacting with a robotic teddy bear invented at MIT boosted young patients’ positive emotions, engagement, and activity level.
- 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.
- Technique can image individual proteins within synapses 2019-09-26
- Rapid imaging method could help reveal how conditions such as autism affect brain cells.
- Neural vulnerability in Huntington’s disease tied to release of mitochondrial RNA 2020-07-21
- Unique survey of gene expression by cell type in humans and mice reveals several deficits affecting the most vulnerable neurons.
- Perception of musical pitch varies across cultures 2019-09-19
- How people interpret musical notes depends on the types of music they have listened to, researchers find.
- 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.”
- New US postage stamp highlights MIT research 2020-08-02
- For the robotics category in a new series celebrating innovation, the USPS chose the bionic prosthesis designed and built by the Media Lab's Biomechatronics group.
- Better autonomous “reasoning” at tricky intersections 2019-11-04
- Model alerts driverless cars when it’s safest to merge into traffic at intersections with obstructed views.
- Soft robotics breakthrough manages immune response for implanted devices 2019-09-04
- Discovery could enable longer-lasting and better-functioning devices — including pacemakers, breast implants, biosensors, and drug delivery devices.