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3D-Printed Robots with Shock-Absorbing Skins

3D-Printed Robots with Shock-Absorbing Skins

Oct 7, 2016 @ 19:58 | By Adam Conner-Simons, MIT CSAIL | MIT News | MIT researchers outfitted their cube robot with shock-absorbing skins that transfer less than half of the energy that would normally be transferred to the ground. Anyone who’s watched drone videos or an episode of “BattleBots” knows that robots can break — […]

Ford, MIT New Project to Measure Pedestrian Traffic and Predict Demand for New

Ford, MIT New Project to Measure Pedestrian Traffic and Predict Demand for New

Aug 2, 2016 @ 23:24 |  Ford Motor Company is collaborating with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers on a new, innovative mobility research project to improve demand prediction models for mobility-on-demand services Project uses LiDAR sensors and inexpensive cameras to route electric shuttles toward areas with the highest demand based on data-driven models. The […]

Medical Robot Assistants: Robot Helps Nurses Schedule Tasks on Labor Floor

Medical Robot Assistants: Robot Helps Nurses Schedule Tasks on Labor Floor

Jul 13, 2016 @ 20:19 | By Adam Conner-Simons, CSAIL | MIT News | System from Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab suggests where to move patients and who should do C-sections. Today’s robots are awkward co-workers because they are often unable to predict what humans need. In hospitals, robots are employed to perform simple tasks […]

SeeByte and MIT Collaborating to Get Robots Working Together

SeeByte and MIT Collaborating to Get Robots Working Together

Jul 12, 2016 @ 18:49 |  SeeByte and MIT are working together to improve the transfer of autonomy research and development between different autonomy systems SeeByte (The company provides clients in the maritime sector with the most advanced software solutions to enhance the capabilities of their underwater sensors, vehicles and systems) and MIT (CSAIL) have announced […]

Lincoln Lab Demonstrates Centimeter-level Vehicle Localization During Snowstorms

Lincoln Lab Demonstrates Centimeter-level Vehicle Localization During Snowstorms

Jun 24, 2016 @ 18:47 | MIT Lincoln Lab |  A ground-penetrating radar system enhances an autonomous vehicle’s ability to know its position on a roadway even when other approaches fail. During a mid-March snowstorm, researchers from MIT Lincoln Laboratory achieved real-time, nighttime, centimeter-level vehicle localization while driving the test vehicle at highway speeds over roads […]

Teaching Robots to Predict Future Using Videos

Teaching Robots to Predict Future Using Videos

Jun 22, 2016 @ 20:02 | MIT |  Deep-learning vision system from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab anticipates human interactions using videos of TV shows. When we see two people meet, we can often predict what happens next: a handshake, a hug, or maybe even a kiss. Our ability to anticipate actions is […]