Technique helps robots find the front door

Navigation method may speed up autonomous last-mile delivery.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Nov. 4, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering school-of-engineering algorithms artifical-intelligence machine-learning autonomous-vehicles robots robotics software


System prevents speedy drones from crashing in unfamiliar areas

Drones can fly at high speeds to a destination while keeping safe “backup” plans if things go awry.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Oct. 25, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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MIT engineers develop “blackest black” material to date

Made from carbon nanotubes, the new coating is 10 times darker than other very black materials.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Sept. 12, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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Behind the scenes of the Apollo mission at MIT

From making the lunar landings possible to interpreting the meaning of the moon rocks, the Institute was a vital part of history.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | July 18, 2019 | mit
~15 mins   

Tags: aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering eaps research satellites school-of-engineering history-of-mit nasa history-of-science moon space astronomy-and-planetary-science women-in-stem school-of-science

Spotting objects amid clutter

New approach quickly finds hidden objects in dense point clouds, for use in driverless cars or work spaces with robotic assistants.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | June 19, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

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