Robots play with play dough

A new system lets robots manipulate soft, deformable material into various shapes from visual inputs, which could one day enable better home assistants.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
June 23, 2022 ~6 min

Women in STEM need more than a law

Women scientists have seen gains in STEM since the addition of Title IX, but culture remains an obstacle.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
June 22, 2022 ~8 min

Researchers release open-source photorealistic simulator for autonomous driving

MIT scientists unveil the first open-source simulation engine capable of constructing realistic environments for deployable training and testing of autonomous vehicles.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
June 21, 2022 ~8 min

Quantum sensor can detect electromagnetic signals of any frequency

MIT engineers expand the capabilities of these ultrasensitive nanoscale detectors, with potential uses for quantum computing and biological sensing.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 21, 2022 ~6 min

MIT engineers devise a recipe for improving any autonomous robotic system

A new general-purpose optimizer can speed up the design of walking robots, self-driving vehicles, and other autonomous systems.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
June 21, 2022 ~7 min

Robotic lightning bugs take flight

Inspired by fireflies, researchers create insect-scale robots that can emit light when they fly, which enables motion tracking and communication.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
June 21, 2022 ~9 min

New model helps identify mutations that drive cancer

The system rapidly scans the genome of cancer cells, could help researchers find targets for new drugs.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
June 20, 2022 ~8 min

Seeing the whole from some of the parts

A new technique in computer vision may enhance our three-dimensional understanding of two-dimensional images.

Steve Nadis | MIT CSAIL • mit
June 17, 2022 ~8 min

Evan Leppink: Seeking a way to better stabilize the fusion environment

In a residency supported by the Department of Energy, the MIT PhD candidate will explore the high-field side of the DIII-D tokamak.

Paul Rivenberg | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
June 15, 2022 ~5 min

Companies use MIT research to identify and respond to supply chain risks

Pinpointing risks can also help businesses save money as they become more resilient.

Becky Ham | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
June 15, 2022 ~7 min