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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robotic system developed to neutralize aerosolized forms of COVID-19
Researchers MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) collaborated with Ava Robotics and the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) to design a robotic system that disinfects surfaces and neutralizes aerosolized forms of COVID-19.
Muscle signals can help pilot a robot, improve human-robot interaction
MIT researchers' Conduct-A-Bot system uses muscle signals to cue a drone’s movement, which could enable more natural human-robot communication.
Self-transforming robot blocks can move and identify each other
A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed self-assembling robotic cubes that can climb over and around one another, leap through the air, roll across the ground, and identify each other.