Rise of the compliant machines
February 20, 2014MIT spinout Meka Robotics, recently acquired by Google, creates ‘sociable’ humanoids that could help advance human-robot interaction.
Marvin Minsky honored for lifetime achievements in artificial intelligence
January 17, 2014The MIT professor emeritus earns the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for his pioneering work and mentoring role in the field of artificial intelligence.
Machine learning branches out
November 14, 2013An algorithm that extends an artificial-intelligence technique to new tasks could aid in analysis of flight delays and social networks.
Four from MIT named to ‘AI’s 10 to Watch’ list
August 9, 2013Ranking celebrates rising researchers in the field of artificial intelligence
Big medical data
January 25, 2013At the intersection of medicine and computer science, researchers look for clinically useful correlations amid mountains of information.
Also labeled: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (eecs), Big data, Medical data mining, Engineering Health, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Computer science and technology, Health care, Health sciences and technology, Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The robotic equivalent of a Swiss army knife
November 30, 2012Reconfigurable robot a step toward something that can become almost anything.
UC Berkeley joins edX
July 24, 2012UC Berkeley joins Harvard and MIT not-for-profit online-learning collaborative; edX broadens free course offerings into public health, computer science and solid-state chemistry; opens registration
Unlocking the key to human intelligence
October 19, 2011
MERS tackles the human-robot divide
October 11, 2011
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.
Also labeled: Aeronautical and astronautical engineering, Computer science and technology, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Education, teaching, academics, Electrical engineering and electronics, Engineering Systems, Faculty, Mechanical engineering, Security studies and military
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.