MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has developed NanoMap, a system that allows drones to consistently fly 20 miles per hour through dense environments such as forests and warehouses.
Researchers from Brown University and MIT have developed a method for helping robots plan for multi-step tasks by constructing abstract representations of the world around them.
Maria T. Zuber, vice president for research at M.I.T., writes that amid the turbulence in Washington, "It’s easy to miss the fact that part of what’s at stake is America’s dominance in science, engineering, and innovation."
Rafael Reif, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, spoke with Bloomberg's Boston bureau chief Tom Moroney about President Donald Trump's travel restrictions to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries, and how limiting immigration and H1-B visas for skilled workers impacts the University.
Researchers at Harvard University and MIT have created origami-inspired artificial muscles that could give 'soft' robots superpowers, allowing them to lift objects that are up to 1,000 times their own weight using only air or water pressure.
MIT senior Mary Clare Beytagh is pursuing careers in medicine and cancer research simultaneously. Beytagh, who also majors in literature, often integrates her research and other undergraduate experiences into her writing.
"We must proactively and thoughtfully reinvent the future of work," if we want to mitigate the impact of automation on individuals and society, writes L. Rafael Reif, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
MIT undergraduate students have developed a stronger, more flexible concrete by adding bits of irradiated plastic water bottles.
MIT research suggests a different approach to improving the efficiency of reverse osmosis and reducing the rate of fouling in desalination plants.