Helping robots grasp the unpredictable

MIT CSAIL’s frugal deep-learning model infers the hidden physical properties of objects, then adapts to find the most stable grasps for robots in unstructured environments like homes and fulfillment centers.

Alex Shipps | MIT CSAIL • mit
June 3, 2024 ~6 min

“Rosetta Stone” of cell signaling could expedite precision cancer medicine

An atlas of human protein kinases enables scientists to map cell signaling pathways with unprecedented speed and detail.

Megan Scudellari | Koch Institute • mit
June 3, 2024 ~9 min

A technique for more effective multipurpose robots

With generative AI models, researchers combined robotics data from different sources to help robots learn better.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
June 3, 2024 ~7 min

Engineering cells to broadcast their behavior can help scientists study their inner workings

Researchers can create ‘single-cell radios’ using bacterial proteins to transmit the invisible activities within cells.

Scott Coyle, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison • conversation
May 31, 2024 ~5 min

Modular, scalable hardware architecture for a quantum computer

A new quantum-system-on-chip enables the efficient control of a large array of qubits, moving toward practical quantum computing.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
May 29, 2024 ~9 min

Looking for a specific action in a video? This AI-based method can find it for you

A new approach could streamline virtual training processes or aid clinicians in reviewing diagnostic videos.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
May 29, 2024 ~7 min

Controlled diffusion model can change material properties in images

“Alchemist” system adjusts the material attributes of specific objects within images to potentially modify video game models to fit different environments, fine-tune VFX, and diversify robotic training.

Alex Shipps | MIT CSAIL • mit
May 28, 2024 ~8 min

Understanding how ions flow in and out of the tiniest pores promises better energy storage devices

To model the inside of a supercapacitor, my team had to rework a common physics law that most high school students learn.

Ankur Gupta, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
May 28, 2024 ~8 min

Imperceptible sensors made from ‘electronic spider silk’ can be printed directly on human skin

Researchers have developed a method to make adaptive and eco-friendly sensors that can be directly and imperceptibly printed onto a wide range of biological

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 24, 2024 ~7 min

Turning up the heat on next-generation semiconductors

Research sheds light on the properties of novel materials that could be used in electronics operating in extremely hot environments.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
May 23, 2024 ~9 min