Making smart thermostats more efficient

A smart thermostat quickly learns to optimize building microclimates for both energy consumption and user preference.

Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems • mit
Dec. 18, 2020 ~6 min

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A smart surface for smart devices

External system improves phones’ signal strength 1,000 percent, without requiring extra antennas.

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL • mit
Feb. 3, 2020 ~4 min

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Sending clearer signals

Associate Professor Yury Polyanskiy is working to keep data flowing as the “internet of things” becomes a reality.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 11, 2020 ~9 min

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Photovoltaic-powered sensors for the “internet of things”

RFID-based devices work in indoor and outdoor lighting conditions, and communicate at greater distances.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 27, 2019 ~8 min

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MIT engineers build smart power outlet | MIT News

Design can “learn” to identify plugged-in appliances, distinguish dangerous electrical spikes from benign ones.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
June 15, 2018 ~9 min

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