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Three from MIT named 2024-25 Goldwater Scholars

May 3, 2024

Undergraduates Ben Lou, Srinath Mahankali, and Kenta Suzuki, whose research explores math and physics, are honored for their academic excellence.

A four-legged robotic system for playing soccer on various terrains

April 3, 2023

“DribbleBot” can maneuver a soccer ball on landscapes such as sand, gravel, mud, and snow, using reinforcement learning to adapt to varying ball dynamics.

Two rounded glass compartments, one holding a computer chip, frame a view of the Charles River.

MIT engineers build a battery-free, wireless underwater camera

September 30, 2022

The device could help scientists explore unknown regions of the ocean, track pollution, or monitor the effects of climate change.

This image shows 3D-printed crystalline lattice structures with air-filled channels, known as "fluidic sensors," embedded into the structures (the indents on the middle of lattices are the outlet holes of the sensors.) These air channels let the researchers measure how much force the lattices experience when they are compressed or flattened.

New programmable materials can sense their own movements

August 12, 2022

Engineers 3D print materials with networks of sensors directly incorporated.

3 Questions: How the MIT mini cheetah learns to run

March 21, 2022

CSAIL scientists came up with a learning pipeline for the four-legged robot that learns to run entirely by trial and error in simulation.