This demo shows a spoken dialog system combined with an avatar that is generated in real-time.
This is a new method for mapping skeletal controls to the skin of a 3D character. Our method accurately simulates deformations such as skin sliding and muscle bulging, yielding more realistic animations. Published in SIGGRAPH 2007 More info (PDF): ...
The bilateral grid is a new data structure that allows users to quickly and easily edit images and videos while respecting edges in the image. Published in SIGGRAPH 2007. More info: http://groups.csail.mit.edu/graphics/bilagrid/
This minuscule robot may be a harbinger of future devices that could fold themselves up into almost any shape imaginable.
Associate professor Ramesh Raskar speaks about his work pioneering innovative imaging platforms in the MIT Media Lab. Read more about Raskar's work at http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/profile-raskar-0929.html
Assistant professor at MIT Sloan Damon Centola describes research in which he compared the dissemination of public-health information through social networks with two different structures.
Meet Finan, a PhD candidate in MIT's Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering.
For more info: http://people.csail.mit.edu/ewhiting/projects/siggasia09.html
MIT President Susan Hockfield and Harvard University President Drew Faust, accompanied by top officials from both institutions, announced on Wednesday a new collaboration that will unite the Cambridge-based universities in an ambitious new partnership to deliver online ...
In this highlight video of an Oct. 6, 2008 debate at MIT, representatives of the John McCain and Barack Obama presidential campaigns speak to the differences between their candidates' approaches to solving the nation's energy problems. View full debate. Read news ...
President Barack Obama, in a historic visit to the MIT campus on October 23, 2009, praised the Institute's commitment to energy research and issued a strong call for the nation to lead the world in the development of new, efficient and clean energy t
Highlights of the visit to MIT by President Barack Obama on October 23, 2009. Speakers are MIT President Susan Hockfield, Professor Ernest Moniz (director of the MIT Energy Initiative), and President Obama. This video includes footage of the president's visit to two ...
Obama delivers a speech at MIT titled, "American Leadership in Clean Energy," on Oct. 23, 2009.
THIS IS NOT A COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE PRODUCT This self-contained motion capture suit uses ultrasound to allow the recording of motions in any setting, as opposed to traditional motion capture systems that are confined to a studio. Published in SIGGRAPH 2007. More info ...
A non-profit in Myanmar (Burma) is using off-grid renewable energy technologies to supply electricity to remote communities.
Researchers at CSAIL have developed a handheld device that can adjust its position to precisely follow a digital plan when a user moves a router roughly around the shape to be cut.
By helping biologists turn their hunches into rigorous mathematical models, Polina Golland builds software that interprets medical images. Read more about Golland's work at http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/profile-golland-0112.html
This computer simulation shows a cross-section of the plasma inside a tokamak reactor. In this simulation, only the large-scale turbulence effects are modeled — which is adequate for some cases
The testing of a prototype plasma rocket being developed at MIT that is much smaller than other rockets of its kind.