Humanoid Robot Holy Grail: Decoding the Language of Human Touch
September 3, 2023
The sense of touch is something humans take for granted, but recent advances promise to make robots safer and more useful, in contrast to the hype and fears around humanoid...
MIT Develops AI Technique Enabling Robots to Manipulate Objects With Their Whole Bodies
August 27, 2023
MIT researchers have developed an AI technique called smoothing to address challenges in contact-rich manipulation planning for robots to determine how to handle objects.
MIT CSAIL Develops AI to Help Household Robots Halve Planning Time
July 30, 2023
MIT CSAIL said its PIGINet uses machine learning to streamline household robots' task and motion planning by assessing and filtering feasible solutions in complex environments.
DribbleBot From MIT Designed to Play Soccer on Varied Terrains
April 3, 2023
DribbleBot is a quadruped system MIT trained in simulation to dribble a soccer ball in varied terrains as a step toward robots that could help in disaster response.
A Look at 5 U.S. Universities That Have a Strong Focus on Robotics
February 11, 2023
From Carnegie Mellon University and MIT to Georgia Tech and Stanford, here are a few universities in the U.S. that stand above the rest when it comes to robotics...
Robot Block Party Held by MassRobotics Shows Off Massachusetts Innovations
October 3, 2022
At its Fifth Annual Robot Block Party, MassRobotics and numerous companies showed the public how robots have developed to help companies and consumers.
MIT Researchers Develop Learning Model to Teach Legged Robot to Run Faster
March 17, 2022
MIT's mini-cheetah quadruped robot can now run faster than ever, thanks to a new learning model developed by researchers at the university.
Robotics Promises to Help People With Disabilities
March 6, 2022
The Paralympics are a good occasion to look at robotics, exoskeletons, prosthetics, and other assistive technologies in development.
MIT, Harvard Researchers Examine Cognitive Theories to Clarify Robot Explanations
March 4, 2022
MIT and Harvard researchers have published a new report that uses cognitive theory to explain how humans can better work with robots.
Evolution Gym at MIT CSAIL Gets Soft Robots Into Shape for Basic Tasks
December 6, 2021
Scientists at MIT CSAIL created a system for co-optimizing the brain and body of soft robots and found that they often resembled real animals while outperforming hand-designed robots.
MIT CSAIL Designs Dexterous Robot Hands to Easily Manipulate Multiple Objects
November 5, 2021
MIT CSAIL has built a model-free framework that can learn to reorient more than 2,000 geometrically different objects from above or below, with implications for logistics and manufacturing.
MIT Motion-Planning Algorithm Enables Robot to Safely Dress a Person
July 16, 2021
To move safely and efficiently around people, robots need human-aware motion planning, as in a new algorithm developed at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
10 Autonomous Approaches to Disinfection During the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 1, 2021
Robots can relieve humans from dull, dirty, and dangerous work, but for the past year, extra attention has focused on safe disinfection.
AI Inkbit 3D Printer Gets a Boost from Machine Vision and AI
November 11, 2019
Technologies bolster jetting AM process to enable high-volume production of precision multi-material parts.