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Startup Soars with Flybrix LEGO Drone

Startup Soars with Flybrix LEGO Drone

By Kate Repantis | Aug 6, 2017 @ 08:35 | MIT Alumni Association | Co-founded by Amir Hirsch ’06, SM ’07, Flybrix LEGO drones offers people of all ages the ability to fly their ideas. Like many kids, Amir Hirsch ’06, SM ’07 grew up playing with LEGOs. But unlike many adults, is still playing with […]

Hybrid Drones Carry Heavier Payloads for Greater Distances

Hybrid Drones Carry Heavier Payloads for Greater Distances

By Rob Matheson | Aug 6, 2017 @ 08:26 | MIT News | Startup’s gas-electric engines may pave way for package delivery and human flight. New hybrid gas-to-electric drones from MIT spinout Top Flight Technologies offer an order-of-magnitude increase in range, payload size, and power over battery-powered counterparts MIT alumnus Long Phan SM ’99, PhD ’12 is […]

Artificial Intelligence Suggests Recipes Based on Food Photos

Artificial Intelligence Suggests Recipes Based on Food Photos

By Adam Conner-Simons | Rachel Gordon|  Jul 27, 2017 @ 19:47 | MIT CSAIL | Given a still image of a dish filled with food, CSAIL team’s deep-learning algorithm recommends ingredients and recipes. There are few things social media users love more than flooding their feeds with photos of food. Yet we seldom use these images for […]

New Simulation Method for Soft Robots

New Simulation Method for Soft Robots

Jul 27, 2017 @ 19:01 | MIT |  In recent years engineers have been developing new Simulation Method enable easier, faster design of elastic materials for robots and other dynamic objects. New technologies to enable robots and humans to move faster and jump higher. Soft, elastic materials store energy in these devices, which, if released carefully, enable […]

Reshaping Computer-Aided Design

Reshaping Computer-Aided Design

By Adam Conner-Simons | Jul 27, 2017 @ 08:11 | MIT News | MIT student in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, demonstrates the InstantCAD allows manufacturers to simulate, optimize CAD designs in real-time. Almost every object we use is developed with computer-aided design (CAD). Ironically, while CAD programs are good for creating designs, using them […]

Robot can Inspect Water or Gas Pipes From the Inside to Find Leaks

Robot can Inspect Water or Gas Pipes From the Inside to Find Leaks

By David L. Chandler| Jul 18, 2017 @ 12:17  |  MIT News | MIT researchers have developed a fast, inexpensive robotic device that can find leaks with pinpoint precision long before they become catastrophic, no matter what the pipes are made of. Access to clean, safe water is one of the world’s pressing needs, yet today’s water […]

Miniaturizing The Brain Of A Drone

Miniaturizing The Brain Of A Drone

 Jul 12, 2017 @ 07:34  | By Jennifer Chu | MIT | Method for designing efficient computer chips may get miniature smart drones off the ground In recent years, engineers have worked to shrink drone technology, building flying prototypes that are the size of a bumblebee and loaded with even tinier sensors and cameras. Thus far, […]