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Associate Professor Sangbae Kim describes his cutting-edge research in the area of biomimetics, the study of biological systems as models for the design and engineering of robots.
MIT graduate student Katy Olesnavage redesigns the Jaipur Foot to create a high-value prosthesis at a low cost for those in need in developing countries.
Using light to imprint features onto polymer or plastic, Associate Professor Nick Fang's research led his team to disprove the established diffraction limit.
In just 25 minutes, a novel sensor designed by MIT researchers, including MechE student Dan Wu, can detect a biomarker for sepsis, a leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals that kills nearly 250,000 patients annually.
A new light-sensitive material developed by MIT researchers including Assistant Professor Giovanni Traverso could eliminate some of the endoscopic procedures needed to remove gastrointestinal devices.
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