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MIT Schwarzman College of Computing announces first named professorships

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The MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing announced its first two named professorships, beginning July 1, to Frédo Durand and Samuel Madden in the...
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Letting robots manipulate cables

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For humans, it can be challenging to manipulate thin flexible objects like ropes, wires, or cables. But if these problems are hard for humans, they...
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CSAIL robot disinfects Greater Boston Food Bank

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With every droplet that we can’t see, touch, or feel dispersed into the air, the threat of spreading Covid-19 persists. It’s become increasingly critical to...
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What jumps out in a photo changes the longer we look

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What seizes your attention at first glance might change with a closer look. That elephant dressed in red wallpaper might initially grab your eye until your gaze moves to...
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If transistors can’t get smaller, then coders have to get smarter

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In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore predicted that the number of transistors that could fit on a computer chip would grow exponentially — and they...
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Giving soft robots feeling

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One of the hottest topics in robotics is the field of soft robots, which utilizes squishy and flexible materials rather than traditional rigid materials. But...
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Learning the ropes and throwing lifelines

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In March, as her friends and neighbors were scrambling to pack up and leave campus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Geeticka Chauhan found her world...
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Muscle signals can pilot a robot

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Albert Einstein famously postulated that “the only real valuable thing is intuition,” arguably one of the most important keys to understanding intention and communication.  But...
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3 Questions: Tom Leighton on the major surge in internet traffic triggered by physical distancing

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With various physical distancing guidelines in place throughout the world as a means to curb the spread of Covid-19, the internet has experienced a dramatic...
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Automating the search for entirely new “curiosity” algorithms

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Driven by an innate curiosity, children pick up new skills as they explore the world and learn from their experience. Computers, by contrast, often get...
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A foolproof way to shrink deep learning models

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As more artificial intelligence applications move to smartphones, deep learning models are getting smaller to allow apps to run faster and save battery power. Now,...
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What can your microwave tell you about your health?

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For many of us, our microwaves and dishwashers aren’t the first thing that come to mind when trying to glean health information, beyond that we...
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Professor Daniela Rus named to White House science council

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This week the White House announced that MIT Professor Daniela Rus, director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), has been selected to...
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Sprayable user interfaces

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For decades researchers have envisioned a world where digital user interfaces are seamlessly integrated with the physical environment, until the two are virtually indistinguishable from...
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Reducing delays in wireless networks

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MIT researchers have designed a congestion-control scheme for wireless networks that could help reduce lag times and increase quality in video streaming, video chat, mobile...
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System trains driverless cars in simulation before they hit the road

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A simulation system invented at MIT to train driverless cars creates a photorealistic world with infinite steering possibilities, helping the cars learn to navigate a...

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