A new way to integrate data with physical objects

October 23, 2023

StructCode, developed by MIT CSAIL researchers, encodes machine-readable data in laser-cut objects by modifying their fabrication features.

This image contrasts the appearance of a coffee cup to the naked human eye (a black, nondescript cup) to the eye of a IR camera (where the cup appears white with a distinctive black mark).

Invisible machine-readable labels that identify and track objects

January 31, 2022

An MIT team develops 3D-printed tags to classify and store data on physical objects.