Tag : robotics

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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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Bringing artificial intelligence and MIT to middle school classrooms

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In the age of Alexa, YouTube recommendations, and Spotify playlists, artificial intelligence has become a way of life, improving marketing and advertising, e-commerce, and more....
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Boston-area girls discover a passion for coding

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“My goal is to make computing ‘normal’ for girls,” says Sabina Chen from Lincoln Laboratory’s Advanced Capabilities and Systems Group, who led a workshop that...
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Intelligent Towing Tank propels human-robot-computer research

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In its first year of operation, the Intelligent Towing Tank (ITT) conducted about 100,000 total experiments, essentially completing the equivalent of a PhD student’s five...
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Bryan Reimer receives human factors innovator award

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MIT Research Engineer Bryan Reimer recently received the Jack A. Kraft Innovator Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). Reimer directs a multidisciplinary...
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How to design and control robots with stretchy, flexible bodies

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MIT researchers have invented a way to efficiently optimize the control and design of soft robots for target tasks, which has traditionally been a monumental...
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Predicting people's driving personalities

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Self-driving cars are coming. But for all their fancy sensors and intricate data-crunching abilities, even the most cutting-edge cars lack something that (almost) every 16-year-old...
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Flexible yet sturdy robot is designed to “grow” like a plant

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In today’s factories and warehouses, it’s not uncommon to see robots whizzing about, shuttling items or tools from one station to another. For the most...

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