Healthcare facilities around the world are facing a shortage in medical equipment. This is due to the unprecedented outbreak of the coronavirus which has affected hundreds of thousands of people around the world. This is clearly a lot more patients than most hospitals are equipped to handle.
Technically, the device in question here was first developed in 2018 by the researchers at MIT. However, SciTechDaily spotted the new system published in a paper published on Oct 30, 2019, which reveals significant improvements in it.The device can literally cool things down by almost 13-degree celsius even if you keep it right under the sunlight on a bright day using “radiative cooling”.The concept behind it is quite simple and […]
The Cheetah team at MIT has already shown that they’re pretty good with making robots and their latest creation just might be their most impressive robot so far. Some of the robots that they have previously made are capable of jumping through hurdles and even navigating blindly. This new robot can do backflips.
Autonomous or self-driving cars can sometimes make mistakes. It all comes down to whether the AI that’s powering the self-driving system has trained enough to handle a particular situation on the road. Since these gaps in knowledge can result in dangerous mistakes from cars that drive themselves, Microsoft and MIT have come up with a solution to essentially fill in these gaps and detect the artificial intelligence blind spots in […]
Have you ever come across a book and thought to yourself, “Gosh, if only there was a way that I could read this book without having to open it!” If that describes you perfectly, you’re in luck because MIT has developed a camera for just that purpose. Jokes aside, MIT really has designed a camera that can read books with its cover closed.
Some of us don’t have the luxury of owning a big house or apartment. This means that when it comes to using the space that we do have, we have to be more selective, meaning that in some cases we might have to forgo that huge lounge sofa for a more compact 3-seater sofa, or give up the idea of a king-sized bed for a queen-sized bed.
If you have seen Jurassic World, you might recall some scenes in the movies where people get onto this hamster-ball like vehicle which drives them around the park automatically, giving them a (safe) tour of the area. It’s an interesting idea and one that has been sort of brought to life over in Singapore.Recently MIT has announced that together with National Research Foundation of Singapore, they have created a self-driving […]
Right now the problem with most of the batteries in our electronic devices like laptops, smartwatches, smartphones, tablets, and so on is that they have a finite lifespan. We’re not talking about how long each battery lasts per charge, but how long a battery lasts in general while still being able to hold most of its charge.You might notice that as time passes on, 100% does not get you the […]
Teddy Bears have been a part of our childhood and many of us still remember those moments when we would sleep peacefully by tightly hugging a Teddy. Keeping in mind all the emotional warmth that we garner from hugging a Teddy, MIT and Boston Hospital have come together to make a robotic ‘Huggable’ teddy. The idea behind this vivid experiment is to bring together human behavior and science.
Several years ago, the folks at MIT created a robot that they modeled after the cheetah. It featured four legs and it proved it could run at pretty fast speeds. Over the years that particular robot evolved and just last year, MIT improved upon it by making it battery-powered but at the same time maintaining its speed.The robot could even jump heights of 40cm then but it looks like MIT […]
This is not the first time that we have seen the cheetah robot from MIT, but what makes this particular robot so endearing to us would be the fact that it can run on batteries – and yet is capable of achieving speeds of up to 16 km/h, not to mention jumping approximately 40cm in height, and yet can land safely while continue on its run for at least another […]
Remember the Cheetah robot that we talked about last year? It looks like there has been more modifications made to this particular robot, so much so that a new algorithm that has been uploaded to it allows this MIT creation to move even faster than ever before. A real life cheetah is capable of hitting a top speed of 60 miles per hour thereabouts thanks to a movement that some […]
A couple of weeks ago, we reported that car manufacturer had begun offering its workers 3D printed thumbs. This isn’t to replace thumbs lost during the course of work, but rather it acts as a support for the wearer’s thumb to prevent fatigue and also to help make them more efficient at their job.Well it looks like the folks at MIT have come up with something similar, except that in […]
The brainy folks over at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have done it yet again – having come up with an audio reading device which is meant to be worn on the index finger of someone who suffers from a certain degree of visual impairment, which would provide them with affordable as well as instant access to the printed word, which will be a vast difference from the world […]