• Jun. 22, 2022
    It would seem that engineering is in Ritu Raman’s blood. Her mother is a chemical engineer, her father is a mechanical engineer, and her grandfather is a civil engineer. A common thread among her...
  • Jun. 13, 2022
    Imagine a more sustainable future, where cellphones, smartwatches, and other wearable devices don’t have to be shelved or discarded for a newer model. Instead, they could be upgraded with the latest...
  • May. 17, 2022
    Every year, the student robot competition in class 2.007 (Design and Manufacturing I) is centered around a unifying theme. From “Star Wars” to “Back to the Future” and “Willy Wonka,” the theme is...
  • Apr. 29, 2022
    Waves break once they swell to a critical height, before cresting and crashing into a spray of droplets and bubbles. These waves can be as large as a surfer’s point break and as small as a gentle...
  • Apr. 29, 2022
    Members of the MIT engineering faculty receive many awards in recognition of their scholarship, service, and overall excellence. The School of Engineering periodically recognizes their achievements...
  • Apr. 21, 2022
    Earlier this month, MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE) hosted a Health of the Planet Showcase. The event was the culmination of a four-year long community initiative to focus on what...
  • Apr. 15, 2022
    The notion of a large metallic robot that speaks in monotone and moves in lumbering, deliberate steps is somewhat hard to shake. But practitioners in the field of soft robotics have an entirely...
  • Apr. 13, 2022
    Perovskites are a family of materials that are currently the leading contender to potentially replace today’s silicon-based solar photovoltaics. They hold the promise of panels that are far thinner...
  • Apr. 13, 2022
    MIT engineers have developed a telerobotic system to help surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons in one hospital may...
  • Apr. 12, 2022
    Here’s the scenario: A driver falls asleep at the wheel. But their car is equipped with a dashboard camera that detects the driver’s eye condition, activating a safety system that promptly guides the...
  • Apr. 11, 2022
    As robots evolve, society’s collective imagination forever ponders what else robots can do, with recent fascinations coming to life as self-driving cars or robots that can walk and interact with...
  • Apr. 6, 2022
    MIT has earned a No. 1 spot in 12 subject areas, according to the QS World University Rankings for 2022, announced today. The Institute received a No. 1 ranking in the following QS subject areas:...
  • Mar. 29, 2022
    MIT’s graduate program in engineering has again topped the list of U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings, released today. The program has held the No. 1 spot since 1990, when the magazine...
  • Mar. 29, 2022
    Growing up in Spain’s Catalonia region, Alberto Rodriguez loved taking things apart and putting them back together. But it wasn’t until he joined a robotics lab his last year in college that he...
  • Feb. 1, 2022
    Among the newly selected Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) are three members of the MIT community: Harry Asada, Ford Professor of Engineering in the Department...
  • Dec. 8, 2021
    When Michelle Kornberg was about to graduate from MIT, she wanted to use her knowledge of mechanical and ocean engineering to make the world a better place. Luckily, she found the perfect senior...
  • Nov. 3, 2021
    Every semester as Dr. John Liu walked through the machine shop in MIT Building 35, he heard his fellow instructors give the same introductory lecture to students over and over again. Liu, a lecturer...
  • Oct. 20, 2021
    A loping cheetah dashes across a rolling field, bounding over sudden gaps in the rugged terrain. The movement may look effortless, but getting a robot to move this way is an altogether different...
  • Oct. 5, 2021
    A busy commuter is ready to walk out the door, only to realize they’ve misplaced their keys and must search through piles of stuff to find them. Rapidly sifting through clutter, they wish they could...
  • Sep. 29, 2021
    In November 2018, Professor Sangbae Kim brought the mini cheetah robot onto The Tonight Show’s “Tonight Show-botics” segment. Much to the delight of host Jimmy Fallon, the mini cheetah did some yoga...

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