A soft robotic arm, inspired by the design of octopus tentacles, can snake through a pipelike environment without a human operator.
CSAIL graduate student Ross Finman is nominated by his former colleague Hordur Johannsson to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but Ross soon discovers that Hordur is not the only one--or only thing--that wants him to participate...
6.811: Principles and Practice of Assistive Technology (PPAT) is a 12-unit, interdisciplinary, project-based course in which small teams of students work closely with a person with a disability in the Cambridge area to design a device, piece of equipment, app, or other ...
In a new paper, CSAIL researchers developed a lightweight unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can perch on a power line like a bird. This opens up the possibility for UAVs to recharge their batteries using the magnetic fields emitted by power lines.Learn ...
SXSW 2014 panel featuring CSAIL members Daniela Rus, Tim Berners-Lee, Andrew Lo, and Russ Tedrake.
Julie Shah discusses Working With Industry - BMW Mobile Robotic Assistants.
Nickolai Zeldovich, Associate Professor, MIT CSAIL "Using Cryptography in Data Bases and Web Applications"
Speaker - Sameet Agarwal, Director of Engineering at FacebookThis 2-day Big Data Member event features sessions in Applications, Scalable Algorithms, Security & Privacy and Systems & Tools for Big Data.
Small cubes with no exterior moving parts can propel themselves forward, jump on top of each other, and snap together to form arbitrary shapes.
MIT receives its Atlas robot (built by Boston Dynamics) to use in the DARPA Robotics Challenge. Team MIT will develop software to control and command Atlas to perform various actions in a disaster response situation.
Brief introductory video by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) of Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali as they developed their pioneering work in the fields of cryptography and complexity theory.
MIT researchers have developed an algorithm that can measure the heart rates of people depicted in ordinary digital video by analyzing imperceptibly small head movements that accompany the rush of blood caused by the heart’s contractions.
On May 19, 2013, 250 members of the MIT community gathered on Jack Barry Field with LED outfitted umbrellas as part of UP: The Umbrella Project.
Students show how household robots could use a little lateral thinking to compensate for their physical shortcomings.
A CSAIL team — graduate students Michael Rubinstein and Neal Wadhwa, alumni Eugene Shih SM '01, PhD '10 and Hao-Yu Wu MNG '12, associate professor Frédo Durand, and professors William T. Freeman and John Guttag — earned honorable mention for this video at the 10th annual ...
MIT Professor—and former Navy fighter pilot—Missy Cummings gives a talk at TEDMED 2012.
MIT researchers describe a wearable sensor system that automatically creates a digital map of the environment through which the wearer is moving.
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MIT biologists are deeply engaged in both fundamental research and its applications. The department promotes a highly collaborative environment that ...
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