Inspired by the slow and steady sloth, SlothBot hangs on a wire between trees to monitor the environment below and enhance conservation efforts.
June 18, 2020 • ~8 min
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In a pair of papers from MIT CSAIL, two teams enable better sense and perception for soft robotic grippers.
May 28, 2020 • ~8 min
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Instrument may help scientists assess the ocean’s response to climate change.
May 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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A new kind of concrete could let roads and bridges "heal" after cracking. That could cut down the costs and frequency of road repairs.
May 20, 2020 • ~5 min
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An MIT system uses wireless signals to measure in-home appliance usage to better understand health tendencies.
May 18, 2020 • ~6 min
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Pop-up sensors based on the Japanese paper art of kirigami are ideal for pressure sensing because they can take repeated compressions.
May 15, 2020 • ~6 min
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CSAIL's Conduct-A-Bot system uses muscle signals to cue a drone’s movement, enabling more natural human-robot communication.
April 27, 2020 • ~7 min
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Comfortable, form-fitting garments could be used to remotely track patients’ health.
April 23, 2020 • ~5 min
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