Giving robots a faster grasp

An algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects, for picking and sorting, or tool use.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 17, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail algorithms manufacturing mechanical-engineering research robots robotics school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf

SMART develops a way to commercially manufacture integrated silicon III-V chips

New method from MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore paves the way for improved optoelectronic and 5G devices.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology | Oct. 3, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart research materials-science-and-engineering computer-science-and-technology electronics wireless optoelectronics manufacturing dmse

3 Questions: Why sensing, why now, what next?

Brian Anthony, co-leader of SENSE.nano, discusses sensing for augmented and virtual reality and for advanced manufacturing.

MIT.nano | Sept. 20, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: mitnano nanoscience-and-nanotechnology sensors research manufacturing augmented-and-virtual-reality 3-questions data analytics staff mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering industry

New approach suggests path to emissions-free cement

MIT researchers find a way to eliminate carbon emissions from cement production — a major global source of greenhouse gases.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Sept. 16, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: cement research school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering dmse civil-and-environmental-engineering energy emissions sustainability cities concrete climate-change greenhouse-gases manufacturing

Objects can now change colors like a chameleon

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory team creates new reprogrammable ink that lets objects change colors using light.

Rachel Gordon | CSAIL | Sept. 10, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering 3-d-printing computer-science-and-technology manufacturing design 3-d-imaging research arts sustainability



A new way to make droplets bounce away

Engineers design surfaces that send rain flying away, potentially preventing icing or soaking.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | June 27, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research nanoscience-and-nanotechnology mechanical-engineering manufacturing school-of-engineering surface-engineering department-of-energy-doe deshpande-center

A new way to mix oil and water

Condensation-based method developed at MIT could create stable nanoscale emulsions.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | June 21, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research food nanoscience-and-nanotechnology mechanical-engineering materials-science-and-engineering manufacturing school-of-engineering

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