Adam Zewe

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Industrial PCs January 21, 2023

Quantum computing architecture designed to connect large-scale devices

MIT researchers have demonstrated directional photon emission, the first step toward extensible quantum interconnects, which could help connect large-scale devices.

By Adam Zewe
Energy, Power December 21, 2022

Paper-thin solar cell can turn surfaces into power source

MIT researchers develop a scalable fabrication technique to produce ultrathin solar cells that can be seamlessly added to any surface. See video.

By Adam Zewe
Process Manufacturing November 22, 2022

Technique developed to help 2D materials expand

A technique that accurately measures how atom-thin materials expand when heated could help engineers develop faster, more powerful electronic devices.

By Adam Zewe
Edge Computing, Embedded Systems November 18, 2022

Machine learning facilitates turbulence tracking in fusion reactors

MIT researchers have developed a machine learning approach that can affect the energy generated during fusion reactions, with implications for reactor design.

By Adam Zewe
Edge Computing, Embedded Systems November 7, 2022

Improving deep learning with light photonics

A new method uses optics to accelerate machine-learning computations on smart speakers and other low-power connected devices.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: CFE Media
Edge Computing, Embedded Systems September 13, 2022

Collaborative machine learning preserves privacy

Federated learning is a collaborative method for training a machine-learning model that keeps sensitive user data private.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Sensors, Actuators July 13, 2022

Soft actuators in robots emit light in colors, patterns

MIT researchers have created insect-scale robots inspired by fireflies that can emit light when they fly, which enables motion tracking and communication. See video.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: MIT News
Cybersecurity July 6, 2022

Stronger security systems for smart devices

MIT researchers demonstrate two security methods that efficiently protect analog-to-digital converters from powerful attacks that aim to steal user data.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Robotics May 2, 2022

Easier ways to teach robots new skills

MIT researchers have developed a technique that enables a robot to learn a pick-and-place task with only a handful of human demonstrations.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Robotics April 14, 2022

Teaching robots to manipulate soft objects

Researchers have developed a technique that could enable a robot to manipulate squishy objects like pizza dough or soft materials like clothing.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Christine Daniloff, MIT
Industrial PCs March 26, 2022

Quantum circuits developed for noise resiliency

Researchers are working on developing a technique that makes the quantum circuit itself resilient to noise to improve quantum computing's performance.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Robotics March 14, 2022

Helping humans understand robots

Researchers from MIT and Harvard suggest that applying theories from cognitive science and educational psychology to the area of human-robot interaction can help humans build more accurate mental models of their robot collaborators.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Jose-Luis Olivares, MIT
Sensors, Vision March 3, 2022

Peripheral vision benefits for machines

MIT researchers have found similarities between how some computer-vision systems process images and how humans see out of the corners of their eyes.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Industrial PCs February 3, 2022

Tiny materials lead to quantum computing advance

Using ultrathin materials to reduce the size of superconducting qubits may help make personal-sized quantum computing devices according to MIT researchers.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
‘Power of Industry’ will propel Hannover Fair 2001 January 19, 2022

Reasserting U.S. leadership in microelectronics, semiconductors

MIT researchers lay out a strategy for how universities can help the U.S. regain its former status as a major power in semiconductor and microchip production.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Edge Computing, Embedded Systems December 7, 2021

Artificial intelligence developed to understand object relationships

A machine-learning model developed by MIT researchers could enable robots to understand interactions in the world in the way humans do with artificial intelligence.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Robotics November 20, 2021

Giving robots social skills

A machine-learning system developed by MIT researchers can help robots understand and perform certain social interactions.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Edge Computing, Embedded Systems November 18, 2021

Avoiding shortcut solutions in artificial intelligence

A method developed by MIT researchers forces a machine-learning model to focus on more data when learning a task, which leads to more reliable predictions.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robotics October 22, 2021

Control system enables four-legged robot to manage uneven terrain

MIT researchers have developed a system that improves the speed and agility of four-legged robots as they jump across gaps in the terrain. See video.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robotics October 8, 2021

Using blockchain technology to protect robots

Blockchain technology as a communication tool for a team of robots could provide security and safeguard against deception.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robotics October 5, 2021

Robot digs, finds objects under piles

An integrated robotic arm fuses visual data from a camera and radio frequency (RF) information from an antenna to find and retrieve objects, even when they are buried under a pile and fully out of view. See video.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Discrete Manufacturing September 15, 2021

3D-printed objects that sense user interactivity

MIT researchers are integrating sensing capabilities into 3D printable structures comprised of repetitive cells, which enables designers to rapidly prototype interactive input devices. See video.

By Adam Zewe