Engineers produce a fisheye lens that’s completely flat

The single piece of glass produces crisp panoramic images.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: light research school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering dmse materials-research-laboratory augmented-and-virtual-reality computer-vision

Helping robots avoid collisions

Realtime Robotics has created a controller that helps robots safely move around on the fly.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: robotics machine-learning startups manufacturing research school-of-engineering innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail computer-vision

Robot takes contact-free measurements of patients’ vital signs

Mobile system could reduce health care workers’ exposure to Covid-19 virus.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 31, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: robotics medicine covid-19 pandemic research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering computer-vision health-science-and-technology

A new model of vision

Computer model of face processing could reveal how the brain produces richly detailed visual representations so quickly.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
March 4, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: machine-learning neuroscience artificial-intelligence research school-of-engineering school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail center-for-brains-minds-and-machines national-science-foundation-nsf computer-vision

Bridging the gap between human and machine vision

Researchers develop a more robust machine-vision architecture by studying how human vision responds to changing viewpoints of objects.

Kris Brewer | Center for Brains, Minds and Machines • mit
Feb. 11, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence research school-of-science computer-science-and-technology brain-and-cognitive-sciences center-for-brains-minds-and-machines computer-vision

Predicting people's driving personalities

System from MIT CSAIL sizes up drivers as selfish or selfless. Could this help self-driving cars navigate in traffic?

Adam Conner-Simons | Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
Nov. 18, 2019 ~7 min

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