MIT’s New Robot Can Do Backflips

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.

Microsoft And MIT’s Model Can Spot AI Blind Spots In Autonomous Cars

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 […]

MIT Develops Camera That Can Read Closed Books

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.

MIT Media Lab Creates A Robotic Transformable Apartment

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.


Autonomous Golf Carts Will Drive Tourists Around Singapore

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 […]

Samsung And MIT Working To Develop Batteries That Last Forever

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 […]

Robotic ‘Huggable’ Teddy Bear Plays With Sick Kids At The Hospital 

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.

MIT’s Robot Cheetah Can Now Leap Over Hurdles

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 […]

Cheetah Robot To Be Powered By Batteries

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 […]

Cheetah Robot Is Off The Leash

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 […]

MIT Researchers Create Robotic Glove With An Extra Thumb

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 […]

FingerReader Reads Aloud To The Blind

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 […]

MIT Develops 36-Core Computing Chip Prototype

We are more or less familiar with the presence of mobile devices these days that sport dual-core and quad-core, and in some cases, octa-core chipsets, but what about this new prototype from the brains over at MIT? They have apparently come up with a 36-core computing chip that will make use of a system known as ‘network-on-a-chip’, allowing data to pass between cores in a far faster and more efficient […]

Building Targets Heats Directly At People To Save Energy

When it comes to winter, one major issue that all building managers (commercial as well as at home, and that would normally mean the parents/adults who live at home where the latter is concerned) have to grapple with would be the issue of heating. Optimizing the heating in a building can be quite a tricky affair, especially when it comes to large spaces including lobbies of huge buildings. This is […]