Finding a gecko in the crowd
May 1, 2013A combination of crowdsourcing and computer vision could identify individuals within endangered populations.
January 12, 2012By helping biologists turn their hunches into rigorous mathematical models, Polina Golland builds software that interprets medical images.
Oliva explores new ground in computational perception at CSAIL
November 8, 2011Neuroscientist looks forward to collaborative studies of visual perception in the brain and its computational applications.
Portable, super-high-resolution 3-D imaging
August 9, 2011A simple new imaging system could help manufacturers inspect their products, forensics experts identify weapons and doctors identify cancers.
You can take it with you
June 16, 2011A new system lets you transfer open applications between a computer and a cellphone simply by pointing the phone’s camera at the computer’s screen.
Gesture-based computing on the cheap
May 20, 2010With a single piece of inexpensive hardware — a multicolored glove — MIT researchers are making Minority Report-style interfaces more accessible.
Seeing the forest for the trees
May 7, 2010Object recognition systems that break images into ever smaller parts should be much more efficient and may shed light on how the brain works.