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Using language to give robots a better grasp of an open-ended world

November 3, 2023

By blending 2D images with foundation models to build 3D feature fields, a new MIT method helps robots understand and manipulate nearby objects with open-ended language prompts.

Department of EECS announces 2023 promotions

June 12, 2023

The department is proud to announce multiple promotions this year.

A design tool to democratize the art of color-changing mosaics

March 27, 2023

Computational tool from MIT CSAIL enables color-changing cellulose-based designs for data visualization, education, fashion, and more.

Sensing with purpose

January 27, 2023

Fadel Adib uses wireless technologies to sense the world in new ways, taking aim at sweeping problems such as food insecurity, climate change, and access to health care.

In this conceptual painting, a computer responds with several different images in response to the prompt "A horse in a yellow flower field".

3 Questions: How AI image generators could help robots

October 28, 2022

Yilun Du, a PhD student and MIT CSAIL affiliate, discusses the potential applications of generative art beyond the explosion of images that put the web into creative hysterics.

A collage of professional headshots includes Phillip Isola, Will Oliver, Costis Daskalakis, Manish Raghavan, Stefanie Mueller, Martin Wainwright, Muriel M├ędard, Martha Gray, Polina Golland, and David Perreault.

Recent chair announcements within EECS

October 25, 2022

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) recently announced the following crop of chair appointments, all effective July 1, 2022. Karl Berggren has been named the

AI system makes models like DALL-E 2 more creative

September 13, 2022

Researchers develop a new method that uses multiple models to create more complex images with better understanding.

Researchers create the first artificial vision system for both land and water

August 12, 2022

Inspired by a fiddler crab eye, scientists developed an amphibious artificial vision system with a panoramic visual field.

A new twist on old-school animation

July 29, 2022

MIT researchers create KineCAM, an instant camera that yields images that appear to move.

School of Engineering welcomes new faculty

March 8, 2022

Sixteen new professors join the MIT community, with research areas ranging from robotics and machine learning to health care and agriculture.