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Robotics June 6, 2023

Simulation tool developed to help robots handle fluids

MIT researchers have created a simulation tool for robots to manipulate complex fluids in a step toward helping them more effortlessly assist with daily tasks.

By Rachel Gordon
Robotics April 28, 2023

Drones navigate unseen environments with liquid neural networks

MIT researchers exhibit autonomous drone navigation by using brain-inspired liquid neural networks that excel in out-of-distribution scenarios.

By Rachel Gordon
Robotics April 11, 2023

Four-legged robotic system developed for navigating uneven terrain

DribbleBot is a four-legged robot that can maneuver a soccer ball on landscapes such as sand, gravel, mud, and snow, using reinforcement learning to adapt to varying ball dynamics. See video.

By Rachel Gordon
Robotics October 4, 2022

Soft robots grip with the right amount of force

MIT researchers created a system that lets robots effectively use grasped tools with the correct amount of force.

By Rachel Gordon
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Robotics May 16, 2022

Soft assistive robotic wearables benefit from rapid design tool

MIT researchers have created a design and fabrication tool for soft pneumatic actuators for integrated sensing, which can power personalized health care, smart homes, and gaming.

By Rachel Gordon
Vision and Discrete Sensors April 28, 2022

Algorithm created to make computer vision autonomous

An algorithm has been created to solve one of the hardest tasks in computer vision: assigning a label to every pixel without human supervision.

By Rachel Gordon
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Programming January 31, 2022

Quantum computing language developed

Twist is an MIT-developed programming language that can describe and verify which pieces of data are entangled to prevent bugs in a quantum program.

By Rachel Gordon
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Robotics November 26, 2021

Dexterous robotic hands manipulate objects with ease

Model-free framework reorients over 2,000 diverse objects with a hand facing both upward and downward, in a step toward more human-like manipulation. See video.

By Rachel Gordon
Vision and Discrete Sensors September 10, 2021

Smart laser cutter system detects different materials

A smart material-sensing platform for laser cutters that can differentiate between 30 materials commonly found in makerspaces and workshops has been developed by MIT researchers. See video demonstration.

By Rachel Gordon
Robotics July 20, 2021

Robot algorithm improves safe motion around humans

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created an algorithm to help a robot find efficient motion plans to ensure physical safety of its human counterpart. See video.

By Rachel Gordon
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