At annual hack-a-thon, students design assistive technologies to improve the daily lives of people living with a disability.June 6, 2017 Hacking apparel becomes lucrative business for alumni
Ministry of Supply, a startup co-founded by MechE alum Kevin Rustagi ’11, uses the first 3-D robotic knitting machine to create personalized fashion.June 4, 2017 Giving robots a sense of touch
GelSight sensor enables a robot to judge the hardness of the surfaces and objects it touches — a crucial ability for household robots handling everyday objects.June 1, 2017 Dora Aldama: Drawn to multidimensional problems
During an internship at Boeing, graduate student Dora Aldama merges business and mechanics by working to optimize 787 Dreamliner plane assembly.May 30, 2017 Wearable system helps visually impaired users navigate
Researchers, including PhD Candidate Robert Katzschmann, have developed a wearable device that uses a 3-D camera, vibrating belt, and Braille interface to help visually impaired users navigate their environment.
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.
The first hands-on classes to teach students not only how to design an object but also how to build it.