Research Stories

A more intelligent system for the scooter wars

MIT spinout Superpedestrian has developed a smart electric scooter to improve urban mobility.

A battery-free sensor for underwater exploration

Submerged system uses the vibration of “piezoelectric” materials to generate power and send and receive data.

MIT-Delft University of Technology team places third in Formula Student Germany driverless competition

Teams were scored on speed, construction, performance, and financial planning at one of the world’s largest student engineering competitions.

A Helping Hand

MIT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem boosts sensor tech startup

Optimus Ride’s autonomous system makes self-driving vehicles a reality

MIT startup’s unique approach to improving human mobility is helping it gain traction in a competitive landscape.

Software to empower workers on the factory floor

Apps developed by MIT spinout Tulip help manufacturers augment employee production rather than automating it away.

Hydration sensor could improve dialysis

Noninvasive device could benefit patients with kidney disease, congestive heart failure, or dehydration.

Microfluidics device helps diagnose sepsis in minutes

When time matters in hospitals, automated system can detect an early biomarker for the potentially life-threatening condition.

Automated system generates robotic parts for novel tasks

When designing actuators involves too many variables for humans to test by hand, this system can step in.

New AI programming language goes beyond deep learning

General-purpose language works for computer vision, robotics, statistics, and more.