Tag : MIT computer science and technology

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“Sensorized” skin helps soft robots find their bearings

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For the first time, MIT researchers have enabled a soft robotic arm to understand its configuration in 3D space, by leveraging only motion and position...
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Using artificial intelligence to enrich digital maps

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A model invented by researchers at MIT and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) that uses satellite imagery to tag road features in digital maps could...
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How well can computers connect symptoms to diseases?

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A new MIT study finds “health knowledge graphs,” which show relationships between symptoms and diseases and are intended to help with clinical diagnosis, can fall...
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Tool predicts how fast code will run on a chip

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MIT researchers have invented a machine-learning tool that predicts how fast computer chips will execute code from various applications.   To get code to run as...
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Helping machines perceive some laws of physics

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Humans have an early understanding of the laws of physical reality. Infants, for instance, hold expectations for how objects should move and interact with each...
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Bot can beat humans in multiplayer hidden-role games

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MIT researchers have developed a bot equipped with artificial intelligence that can beat human players in tricky online multiplayer games where player roles and motives...
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Supercomputer analyzes web traffic across entire internet

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Using a supercomputing system, MIT researchers have developed a model that captures what web traffic looks like around the world on a given day, which...
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Pushy robots learn the fundamentals of object manipulation

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MIT researchers have compiled a dataset that captures the detailed behavior of a robotic system physically pushing hundreds of different objects. Using the dataset —...
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System prevents speedy drones from crashing in unfamiliar areas

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Autonomous drones are cautious when navigating the unknown. They creep forward, frequently mapping unfamiliar areas before proceeding lest they crash into undetected objects. But this...
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Using math to blend musical notes seamlessly

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In music, “portamento” is a term that’s been used for hundreds of years, referring to the effect of gliding a note at one pitch into...
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Recovering “lost dimensions” of images and video

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MIT researchers have developed a model that recovers valuable data lost from images and video that have been “collapsed” into lower dimensions. The model could...
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System helps smart devices find their position

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A new system developed by researchers at MIT and elsewhere helps networks of smart devices cooperate to find their positions in environments where GPS usually...
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How cities can leverage citizen data while protecting privacy

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India is on a path with dual — and potentially conflicting — goals related to the use of citizen data. To improve the efficiency their municipal...
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Detecting patients’ pain levels via their brain signals

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Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have developed a system that measures a patient’s pain level by analyzing brain activity from a portable neuroimaging device. The...
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MIT engineers build advanced microprocessor out of carbon nanotubes

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After years of tackling numerous design and manufacturing challenges, MIT researchers have built a modern microprocessor from carbon nanotube transistors, which are widely seen as...
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MIT’s fleet of autonomous boats can now shapeshift

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MIT’s fleet of robotic boats has been updated with new capabilities to “shapeshift,” by autonomously disconnecting and reassembling into a variety of configurations, to form floating...
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Using Wall Street secrets to reduce the cost of cloud infrastructure

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Stock market investors often rely on financial risk theories that help them maximize returns while minimizing financial loss due to market fluctuations. These theories help...
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Artificial intelligence could help data centers run far more efficiently

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A novel system developed by MIT researchers automatically “learns” how to schedule data-processing operations across thousands of servers — a task traditionally reserved for imprecise,...
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Study measures how fast humans react to road hazards

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Imagine you’re sitting in the driver’s seat of an autonomous car, cruising along a highway and staring down at your smartphone. Suddenly, the car detects...

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