New surgery may enable better control of prosthetic limbs

Reconnecting muscle pairs during amputation gives patients more sensory feedback from the limb.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 15, 2021 ~9 min

An origami-inspired medical patch for sealing internal injuries

The patch, which can be folded around surgical tools, may someday be used in robotic surgery to repair tissues and organs.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 2, 2021 ~7 min

Autonomous boats could be your next ride

Five years in the making, MIT’s autonomous floating vessels get a size upgrade and learn a new way to communicate aboard the waters.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
Oct. 26, 2020 ~11 min

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

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

New US postage stamp highlights MIT research

For the robotics category in a new series celebrating innovation, the USPS chose the bionic prosthesis designed and built by the Media Lab's Biomechatronics group.

Alexandra Kahn | MIT Media Lab • mit
Aug. 2, 2020 ~5 min

Letting robots manipulate cables

Robotic gripper with soft sensitive fingers developed at MIT CSAIL can handle cables with unprecedented dexterity.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
July 13, 2020 ~5 min

Giving soft robots feeling

In a pair of papers from MIT CSAIL, two teams enable better sense and perception for soft robotic grippers.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
May 28, 2020 ~8 min

Muscle signals can pilot a robot

CSAIL's Conduct-A-Bot system uses muscle signals to cue a drone’s movement, enabling more natural human-robot communication.

Rachel Gordon | CSAIL • mit
April 27, 2020 ~7 min

Showing robots how to do your chores

By observing humans, robots learn to perform complex tasks, such as setting a table.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
March 5, 2020 ~8 min

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