csail News of 02/25/20
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 ...