csail News of 09/30/20
MIT CSAIL Grad Launches Machine Learning Platform With $10m Series A
Manasi Vartak, founder and CEO of Verta, conceived of the idea of the open source project ModelDB database as a way to track versions of machine models while she was still in grad school at MIT. After she graduated, she decided to expand on that ...
MIT Creates A Soft-Fingered Robotic Gripper Than Could Eventually Tie Knots And Sew Stitches
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has shared the results of a new project in which it built a two-fingered robotic gripper, which has soft pads for dedicated and fine manipulation of objects like cables, sheets and ...
In Effort To Fight COVID-19, MIT Robot Gets To Work Disinfecting The Greater Boston Food Bank
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has put one of its research projects to work providing disinfection services for The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), in an effort to slow the spread and still allow the non-profit ...
MIT’S New Way To Remotely Monitor Vital Signs Over Time Could Help With Early COVID-19 Detection In Care Homes
MIT researchers have been building out the capabilities of a system they created that can monitor vital signs without requiring any direct contact sensors or wearables – using wireless signals already present in the environment. Now, the team, which ...
MIT Developed A Wireless Box That Can Detect COVID-19 Patients’ Movement And Breathing At Home
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an unprecedented challenge for healthcare workers. Among the major challenges are social distancing issues, which have required novel approaches to diagnosing and treating illness. For many who have already ...
MIT Showcases Soft Robotic Sensors Made From Flexible, Off-The-Shelf Materials
A team at MIT’s CSAIL demonstrated a new kind of “skin” designed to bring a sense of touch and place to soft robotic arms. The findings, which debuted in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters this week, find the researchers covering a soft ...
MIT’S RFocus Technology Could Turn Your Walls Into Antennas
RFocus asks a simple question: What if instead of just antennas and transmitters on access points and mobile devices, we put the things just about everywhere? You know, just totally slather the walls with the stuff? The new “smart surface” from ...
Computer Scientist Richard Stallman, Who Defended Jeffrey Epstein, Resigns From MIT CSAIL And The Free Software Foundation
Computer scientist and open software advocate Richard Stallman said he has resigned from his position as a visiting scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) after describing a victim of sex trafficker Jeffrey ...
MIT Develops A System To Give Robots More Human Senses
Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have developed a new system that could equip robots with something we take for granted: the ability to link multiple senses together. The new system created by ...
MIT’S Recycling Sorting Robot Can ‘Feel’ The Difference Between Materials
RoCycle is, naturally, short for “recycling robot,” the latest offering out of MIT’s CSAIL lab. The pick and place ‘bot utilizes a unique combination of sensors to help distinguish the material differences of objects, in order to sort them ...
MIT’S Deflated Balloon Robot Hand Can Pick Up Objects 100x Its Own Weight
Soft, biologically inspired robots have become one of the field’s most exciting offshoots, with machines that are capable of squeezing between obstacles and conforming to the world around them. A joint project between MIT CSAIL and Harvard’s Wyss ...