Researchers at MIT have designed a soft, robotic implantable ventilator that can augment the diaphragm’s natural contractions.
MIT researchers build swarms of assembling robots
Researchers at MIT have created assembling robots that are made up of the same components they use to build structures.
Metamaterials could lead to transforming robots, say U.S. Army, MIT researchers
The U.S. Army and MIT are exploring how metamaterials can help form modular robotic building blocks for transforming robots that can be reconfigured into different shapes and functions.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, MIT use Spot robot to measure patient vitals without contact
Researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital hope to reduce the risk to healthcare workers posed by Covid-19 by using robots to remotely measure patients’ vital signs.
UVC robot built by MIT CSAIL disinfects Greater Boston Food Bank
Using ultraviolet light, a UVC robot developed by MIT and Ava Robotics can disinfect a warehouse floor in half an hour. It could one day be used in grocery stores, schools, and other public spaces
Stretchy robots get new MIT model to optimize design, controls
Because they can move in multiple dimensions, optimizing soft robots to perform complex tasks is a huge computational challenge, but a new MIT model can help
Merging at tricky intersections gets easier for self-driving cars with MIT, TRI model
MIT and Toyota researchers have developed a model to alert driverless cars when it’s safest to merge into traffic at intersections with obstructed views.
Flexible robot from MIT can ‘grow’ like a plant to reach in tight spaces
MIT researchers have designed a flexible robot whose extendable appendage can work through tight spaces and still lift heavy loads.
Immune response to implants mitigated in soft robotics breakthrough
A international team of researchers said their discovery could enable devices such as pacemakers, breast implants, biosensors, and drug-delivery devices to last longer and function better.
Mind-controlled robots read your mind to correct errors
Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Boston University have developed a system that allows humans to direct and correct robots using only their brains. The system uses an electroencephalography (EEG) monitor to record brain activity that the system can detect when the user notices that there was an error…
MIT creates gentle robot that works using water
Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have created a robot that is made of hydrogels and powered by water that has the potential to be used in surgical applications. Tough, rubbery and mostly water, these robots can perform an array of tasks including kicking a ball or grabbing and releasing live fish. The transparent robots move…