June 6, 2011Graduate student Mario Bollini of Professor Daniela Rus' Distributed Robotics Lab is currently programming the PR2 robot to bake chocolate chip cookies.
Honing household helpers
May 25, 2011MIT computer scientists work toward improving robots’ ability to plan and perform complex actions, domestically and elsewhere.
Speeding swarms of sensor robots
May 2, 2011A new algorithm ensures that robotic environmental sensors will be able to focus on areas of interest without giving other areas short shrift.
Flying like the birds
April 9, 2011Multidisciplinary university research initiative, led by a CSAIL researcher, is developing a bird-sized UAV.
iRobot to the rescue
March 28, 2011CSAIL spinoff sends robotic aid to Japan
A hop, skip and a jump on the moon — and beyond
August 17, 2010Team envisions robotic spacecraft that can explore hard-to-reach areas on the moon and other planetary bodies by hopping.
3 Questions: Nicholas Roy on deploying drones in U.S. skies
July 21, 2010MIT robotics expert discusses the logistical hurdles of regulating unmanned aircraft for civilian use.
A plane that lands like a bird
July 19, 2010An innovative control system allows a foam glider to touch down on a perch or a wire like a pet parakeet.
Robotic therapy helps stroke patients regain function
April 18, 2010MIT robots can deliver high-intensity interactive physical therapy.
In Profile: Missy Cummings
April 4, 2010Former U.S. Naval fighter pilot aims to improve how humans and computers interact.
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Explained: Linear and nonlinear systems
February 25, 2010Much scientific research across a range of disciplines tries to find linear approximations of nonlinear behaviors. But what does that mean?
Flight of fancy
December 3, 2009Using an autonomous mini-helicopter, an MIT team stunned the Association for Unmanned Vehicles International by solving one of its notoriously tough challenges on the first try.
'Bother bots' win the day
May 8, 2009Annual 2.007 robot competition features good defense
Robots on a recycling rampage
May 1, 2009Student projects compete in annual event