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 | Sept. 27, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology sensors wireless photovoltaics solar chemical-engineering mechanical-engineering internet-of-things electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering

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

Taking a city’s pulse with moveable sensors

Study quantifies how much of Manhattan 10 taxis cover in a day — to better measure air pollution, traffic, and more.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | June 11, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: urban-studies-and-planning cities transportation automobiles pollution sensors research school-of-architecture-and-planning

“Particle robot” works as a cluster of simple units

Loosely connected disc-shaped “particles” can push and pull one another, moving en masse to transport objects.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | March 20, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology algorithms computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail robotics robots artificial-intelligence sensors electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering

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