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depth sensors

New Depth Sensors Could Be Sensitive Enough for Self-Driving Cars

For the past 10 years, the Camera Culture group at MIT’s Media Lab has been developing innovative imaging systems — from a camera that...
artificial intelligence

Can Artificial Intelligence Learn to Scare Us?

Just in time for Halloween, a research team from the MIT Media Lab’s Scalable Cooperation group has introduced Shelley: the world’s first artificial intelligence-human horror...

Drones Relay RFID Signals for Inventory Control

Radio frequency ID tags were supposed to revolutionize supply chain management. The dirt-cheap, battery-free tags, which receive power wirelessly from scanners and then broadcast...
prosthetic limbs

Making Prosthetic Limbs Feel More Natural

A new surgical technique devised by MIT researchers could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural limbs. Through coordination of the patient’s...
Sensory prosthetics

Sensory Prosthetics Will Become the Norm, Says MIT Prof at Imperial...

Paradiso directs the MIT Media Lab's Responsive Environments Group, which investigates the enhancement of human experience through external sensors. In his lecture, he outlined...

Researchers Engineer Shape-shifting Noodles

“Don’t play with your food” is a saying that MIT researchers are taking with a grain or two of salt. The team is finding...
workout suit

Researchers Design Moisture-responsive Workout Suit

A team of MIT researchers has designed a breathable workout suit with ventilating flaps that open and close in response to an athlete’s body...
language acquisition

Articles of Faith

If you have the chance, listen to a toddler use the words “a” and “the” before a noun. Can you detect a pattern? Is...

A Faster Single-pixel Camera

Compressed sensing is an exciting new computational technique for extracting large amounts of information from a signal. In one high-profile demonstration, for instance, researchers...
Smart city

Smart City Fixtures

Equipped with high-tech versions of common city fixtures — namely, smart benches and digital information signs — and fueled by a “deploy or die” attitude,...
Alzheimer’s diseasevideo

Unique Visual Stimulation May Be New Treatment for Alzheimer’s

Using LED lights flickering at a specific frequency, MIT researchers have shown that they can substantially reduce the beta amyloid plaques seen in Alzheimer’s...

Algorithm Could Enable Visible-light-based Imaging for Medical Devices, Autonomous Vehicles

An imaging algorithm from the MIT Media Lab's Camera Culture group compensates for the scattering of light. The advance could potentially be used to...
brain circuit

Newly Discovered Neural Connections May Be Linked to Emotional Decision-Making

MIT neuroscientists have discovered connections deep within the brain that appear to form a communication pathway between areas that control emotion, decision-making, and movement....
imaging systemvideo

Judging a Book Through Its Cover

MIT researchers and their colleagues are designing an imaging system that can read closed books. In the latest issue of Nature Communications, the researchers describe...

Driverless Cars: Who Gets Protected?

Driverless cars pose a quandary when it comes to safety. These autonomous vehicles are programmed with a set of safety rules, and it is...
3-D printers

Need hair? Press “print”

With fur, brushes, and bristles, Media Lab’s technique opens new frontier in 3-D printing.
optical properties

Mixing solids and liquids enhances optical properties of both

New approach can dramatically change the extent to which optical devices scatter light.

Reflection-removing camera

Device uses depth sensor and signal processing to capture clear images through windows. 

Sepsis-curing device wins new health care prize

Device that filters blood to prevent organ failure wins MIT Sloan Healthcare Innovations Prize.
optical brush

Imaging with an “optical brush”

New imaging system uses an open-ended bundle of optical fibers — no lenses, protective housing needed.