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Two rounded glass compartments, one holding a computer chip, frame a view of the Charles River.
September 30, 2022

MIT engineers build a battery-free, wireless underwater camera

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.
August 12, 2022

New programmable materials can sense their own movements

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

July 29, 2022

The hub of the local robotics industry

MassRobotics, a nonprofit founded by several MIT alumni, is advancing an industry that will play an increasingly important role in our lives.

July 12, 2022

MIT design for Mars propellant production trucks wins NASA competition

BART and MARGE will reliably produce, store, and distribute 50 tons of rocket fuel per year on the surface of Mars.

June 28, 2022

Robots play with play dough

A new system lets robots manipulate soft, deformable material into various shapes from visual inputs, which could one day enable better home assistants.

June 21, 2022

Robotic lightning bugs take flight

Inspired by fireflies, researchers create insect-scale robots that can emit light when they fly, which enables motion tracking and communication.

April 19, 2022

Three from MIT awarded 2022 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Fellowship funds graduate studies for outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants.

Science Hub Inspiration Series

Presentations from some of MIT’s most inspiring students, researchers, and faculty. We’ll hear curated presentations on themselves and their research followed by live Q&A! To learn more please

March 21, 2022

3 Questions: How the MIT mini cheetah learns to run

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

Vincent Sitzmann

Vincent Sitzmann

Assistant Professor, (beginning July 2022)

sitzmann@mit.edu