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A robot dives into search for Malaysian Airlines flight
The AUV built by MIT spinout Bluefin Robotics will begin imaging the ocean floor in search of clues. ...
Excitons observed in action for the first time
Technique developed at MIT reveals the motion of energy-carrying quasiparticles in solid material. ...
Lemelson-MIT announces National Collegiate Student Prize Competition winners
$50,000 awarded to undergraduate and graduate student inventors ...
Professor John Leonard Elected to IEEE Fellowship
We are pleased to announce that Associate Head of Research and Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering John J. Leonard, whose research focuses on addressing ...
Orienteering for robots
Algorithm for determining orientation of objects could aid robots in navigation, scene understanding. ...
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Energy Science & Engineering: Power Surge
The subject of energy - where it comes from, what it costs, its environmental footprint, how we use it, and how long current sources will last - is of primary importance today and will be one of the most critical areas of investment and research for decades to come.
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Daniel Frey
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems

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Control, Instrumentation, & Robotics
The Control, Instrumentation, and Robotics (CIR) area seeks to promote research and education into identifying fundamental principles and methodologies that enable systems to exhibit intelligent, goal-oriented behavior, and developing innovative instruments to monitor, manipulate, and control systems.