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Drones That Can Stay Aloft For Five Days

Drones That Can Stay Aloft For Five Days

Jun 7, 2017 @ 07:40 | By Jennifer Chu | MIT News | MIT Engineers designs a new autonomous aircraft Drone that could provide communication support in disaster zones. In the event of a natural disaster that disrupts phone and Internet systems over a wide area, autonomous aircraft could potentially hover over affected regions, carrying communications payloads that […]

GelSight sensor Gives Robots a Sense of Touch

GelSight sensor Gives Robots a Sense of Touch

By Larry Hardesty | Jun 5, 2017 @ 06:22 | CSAIL |MIT News | A GelSight sensor attached to a robot’s gripper enables the robots gauge objects’ hardness and manipulate small tools. Eight years ago, Ted Adelson’s research group at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) unveiled a new sensor technology, called GelSight, that uses […]

Making Prosthetic Limbs Feel More Natural

Making Prosthetic Limbs Feel More Natural

May 31, 2017 @ 20:06 |By Anne Trafton | MIT News | MIT researchers has developed a new surgical technique that could allow prosthetic limbs to feel more natural and Muscle grafts could help amputees sense and control artificial limbs. A new surgical technique devised by MIT researchers could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural limbs. […]

Cinematography on the Fly

Cinematography on the Fly

May 18, 2017 @ 09:48 | By Larry Hardesty | CSAIL | MIT News |  System directs camera-equipped drones to maintain Cinematography of an aerial shot. In recent years, a host of Hollywood blockbusters — including “The Fast and the Furious 7,” “Jurassic World,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” — have included aerial tracking shots provided […]

Making 3-D Printing As Simple As Printing On Paper

Making 3-D Printing As Simple As Printing On Paper

By Rob Matheson| May 9, 2017 @ 04:00| MIT news| Startup’s cloud-based 3-D printing printing on paper system allows for project queuing by multiple users and automated part removal. If you haven’t used a 3-D printer yet, you may be surprised to learn that it isn’t fully automated the way your office’s inkjet is. With paper printers, […]

Brain-Controlled Robots

Brain-Controlled Robots

Mar 6, 2017 @ 20:47 | Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL | MIT News CSAIL system enables people to correct robot mistakes using brain signals. For robots to do what we want, they need to understand us. Too often, this means having to meet them halfway: teaching them the intricacies of human language, for example, or giving them […]