MechE Connects is the bi-annual newsletter for MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE). Each issue explores one theme that reflects the cutting-edge research being conducted at MechE, in addition to providing an overview of the latest departmental news.
The Summer 2018 Issue of MechE Connects explores artificial intelligence and machine learning. In this issue, you’ll hear from faculty members, students, and alumni working on intelligent technologies that could someday have a massive impact on our everyday lives.
MechE Connects Video
MechE students taking class 2.680 aim to deepen our understanding by developing artificial intelligence for use on autonomous marine vehicles.
This Issue's Stories
Teaching robots how to move objects
PhD candidate Maria Bauza is developing machine learning algorithms and software to improve how robots interact with the world.
Revolutionizing everyday products with artificial intelligence
Researchers across MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering are using AI and machine learning technologies to enhance the products we use in everyday life.
Talking Shop: Associate Professor Themistoklis Sapsis
Associate Professor Themistoklis Sapsis discusses his research on using machine learning with physical models to predict extreme events such as rogue waves and weather patterns.
On a mission to build the uncrashable car
Ocean engineering alumnus Ryan Eustice PhD '05 and his team at the Toyota Research Institute are using artificial intelligence technologies to develop a car incapable of causing accidents.