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

Study illuminates trade-off between complex words and complex sentences

A team of cognitive scientists and doctors finds that patients with aphasia use different cognitive tools to compensate for language deficits.

Leah Campbell | Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences • mit
June 21, 2022 ~7 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

Artificial neural networks model face processing in autism

A new computational model could explain differences in recognizing facial emotions.

Matthew Hutson | McGovern Institute for Brain Research • mit
June 16, 2022 ~7 min

How the debt crisis of 2008-09 fueled populist politics

Research shows that in Hungary, debt drove voters to the right, as part of a consequential shift.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
June 16, 2022 ~8 min