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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 […]

Transparent, gel-based robots can catch and release live fish

Transparent, gel-based robots can catch and release live fish

Feb 2, 2017 @ 05:25 | By Jennifer Chu |  MIT News Made from hydrogel, gel-based robots may one day assist in surgical operations, evade underwater detection. Engineers at MIT have fabricated transparent, gel-based robots that move when water is pumped in and out of them. The bots can perform a number of fast, forceful tasks, including kicking […]

Design Your Own Custom Drone

Design Your Own Custom Drone

Dec 5, 2016 @ 19:38 | By Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL | MIT News CSAIL system lets users design and fabricate drones with a wide range of shapes and structures. This fall’s new Federal Aviation Administration regulations have made drone flight easier than ever for both companies and consumers. But what if the drones out on […]