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Better simulation meshes well for design software (and more)

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The digital age has spurred the rise of entire industries aimed at simulating our world and the objects in it. Simulation is what helps movies...
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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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Reporting tool aims to balance hospitals’ Covid-19 load

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As cases of Covid-19 continue to climb in parts of the United States, the number of people seeking treatment is threatening to overwhelm many hospitals,...
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Deploying more conversational chatbots

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The comedian Bill Burr has said he refuses to call into automated customer service lines for fear that, years later on his death bed, all...
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A human-machine collaboration to defend against cyberattacks

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Being a cybersecurity analyst at a large company today is a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack — if that haystack were...
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Maintaining the equipment that powers our world

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Most people only think about the systems that power their cities when something goes wrong. Unfortunately, many people in the San Francisco Bay Area had...
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Technique reveals whether models of patient risk are accurate

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After a patient has a heart attack or stroke, doctors often use risk models to help guide their treatment. These models can calculate a patient’s...
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Restructuring the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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As part of the founding of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), the largest...
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Autonomous system improves environmental sampling at sea

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An autonomous robotic system invented by researchers at MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) efficiently sniffs out the most scientifically interesting — but...
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Self-transforming robot blocks jump, spin, flip, and identify each other

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Swarms of simple, interacting robots have the potential to unlock stealthy abilities for accomplishing complex tasks. Getting these robots to achieve a true hive-like mind...
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Deep learning with point clouds

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If you’ve ever seen a self-driving car in the wild, you might wonder about that spinning cylinder on top of it.  It’s a “lidar sensor,”...
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Computer-aided knitting

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The oldest known knitting item dates back to Egypt in the Middle Ages, by way of a pair of carefully handcrafted socks. Although handmade clothes...
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Teaching artificial intelligence to create visuals with more common sense

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Today’s smartphones often use artificial intelligence (AI) to help make the photos we take crisper and clearer. But what if these AI tools could be...
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Teaching artificial intelligence to connect senses like vision and touch

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In Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s book “Blind Assassins,” she says that “touch comes before sight, before speech. It’s the first language and the last, and...
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Toward artificial intelligence that learns to write code

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Learning to code involves recognizing how to structure a program, and how to fill in every last detail correctly. No wonder it can be so...
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Algorithm tells robots where nearby humans are headed

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In 2018, researchers at MIT and the auto manufacturer BMW were testing ways in which humans and robots might work in close proximity to assemble...
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Q&A: Phillip Isola on the art and science of generative models

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If you’ve ever wondered what a loaf of bread would look like as a cat, edges2cats is for you. The program that turns sketches into images of cats...
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Mathematics Professor Bonnie Berger honored with ISCB Senior Scientist Award

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Bonnie Berger, the Simons Professor of Mathematics at MIT, has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the International Society for Computational Biology Senior Scientist...

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