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MIT Biomimetic Robotics Laboratory members pose with the MIT cheetah robot in Killian Court.
New algorithm enables MIT cheetah robot to run and jump, untethered, across grass.
Sep 15, 2014
Jamie Heywood at the Drug Information Association's 50th anniversary meeting in June, where PatientsLikeMe received the President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in World Health.
Professor John Heywood SM ’62, PhD ’65 and his two sons, Jamie ‘91 and Ben ’93, have used MIT thinking — in particular, systems dynamics and manufacturing management — to transform research models after losing a family member to ALS.
Sep 12, 2014
Matthew S. Kressy, director and senior lecturer, Integrated Design & Management track
Matthew S. Kressy named to lead, develop, and teach new track.
Sep 12, 2014
Airware's autopilot device (red box) can be installed in commercial drones to collect data from various components, such as sensors, cameras, actuators, and communication devices. Software lets manufacturers pick and choose which components to add, and lets users plan and monitor missions in real time.
Airware’s operating system makes drones simple to build and modify for multiple applications.
Sep 11, 2014
Photo of CSAIL researcher Nick Roy.
Autonomy expert led MIT-heavy team in developing “self-flying planes”
Sep 11, 2014
Artist rendering of the International Space Station (ISS)
Algorithm tested aboard the International Space Station analyzes the rotation of objects in space.
Sep 10, 2014
MIT students learn new technologies while making meaningful contributions to people with disabilities.
Sep 10, 2014
Alyssa Johnson measures the effect of a potential applied to an electrode to understand how to catalyze the oxygen reaction in various oxide films. Johnson worked with carbon electrodes, processing measuring resistance with rotating disc electroanalysis.
Fourteen undergraduate interns gain experience in MIT labs.
Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Maria Yang, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and engineering systems.
Associate professor Maria Yang studies the importance of early-stage design.
Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Great Dome at MIT
Undergraduate engineering program is again No. 1; undergraduate business program is No. 2.
Sep 9, 2014
Lemelson-MIT Prize winner Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia
Sangeeta Bhatia combines clinical and engineering perspectives to tackle complex health challenges.
Sep 9, 2014
The students' winning hydrofoil design
Led by MIT researcher Stefano Brizzolara, the team earned second place in this year's Mandles Prize for Hydrofoil Excellence competition.
Sep 9, 2014
Illustration of running water superimposed over map of India
Off-grid Indian communities with salty groundwater could get potable water through a proposed solar technique.
Sep 8, 2014
Electrospray ionization technology
Electrospray arrays can dramatically downsize systems and costs for onsite chemical analysis — and many other applications.
Sep 8, 2014
Photo of Evelyn Wang in laboratory
Newly tenured Evelyn Wang — whose parents met at MIT — studies heat transfer in materials.
Sep 5, 2014
Run by a university and a laboratory with a legacy of Cold War research, a program's new home is both inviting and secure.
Sep 4, 2014
Photo of Munther Dahleh
Munther Dahleh’s expertise in mathematical modeling gives him profound insight into people, and MIT.
Sep 3, 2014
Brandon Holloway at the Kendall Square MBTA station.
Brandon Holloway ’14 was inspired by a roller coaster and had his passions fueled by MITES.
Sep 3, 2014
(Left to right) John Heywood and his wife, Peggy, Jamie Heywood, Gang Chen, Gareth McKinley, Tonio Buonassisi, Maria Yang, and Amos Winter.
Department head Gang Chen gets doused in honor of Stephen Heywood
Sep 3, 2014
Ambri co-founders David Bradwell and Donald Sadoway
Cambridge-based MIT startup Ambri is building a novel liquid metal battery for grid-level storage to revolutionize energy in the 21st century.
Sep 3, 2014