Latest MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Stories

MIT Develops Unprecedented System That Lets Robots Work Together
2014-02-13 08:59:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at MIT have developed a new system that combines simple control programs to enable fleets of robots or other “multiagent systems” to collaborate in extraordinary ways. Due to the difficulty of designing control programs for “multiagent systems” – groups of robots or networks of devices with different functions – engineers have typically restricted themselves to scenarios in which reliable information about...

2014-01-14 12:29:42

- The artificial intelligence field, in which Minsky is a towering figure, has contributed decisively to enlarging the role of computers - from calculating machines to universal machines - and facilitating more intuitive forms of interaction between people and computer devices MADRID, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixth annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Information and Communication Technologies category goes to American scientist Marvin Minsky,...

Scientists Developing Future Of Robotics
2012-04-06 11:13:19

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Researchers are trying to create a platform that would allow individuals to create and customize easy-to-use robotic devices. The team hopes to develop a project that would automate the process of producing functional 3D devices and allow individuals to design and build functional robots from materials like a sheet of paper. “This research envisions a whole new way of thinking about the design and manufacturing of robots, and could have a profound...

Researchers Give Robots The Gift Of Navigation
2012-02-16 15:12:35

MIT researchers have developed a new system that could one day allow robots to navigate any surrounding or terrain, without needing any input from humans. The algorithm developed by the team allows robots to continuously map their 3D environment by using a low-cost camera. The system developed by the researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) could also allow blind people to work their way through buildings like hospitals and shopping malls...

2011-08-10 04:40:00

MIT researchers have developed a new imaging system that could help manufacturers inspect their products, forensics experts identify weapons, and doctors identify cancers. The team combined physical interface with computer-vision algorithms to create a simple, portable imaging system that can achieve resolutions previously possible only with large and expensive lab equipment. The new device could help provide manufacturers with a way to inspect products too large to fit under a microscope...

2011-08-08 05:05:00

On Saturday, the World Wide Web celebrated its 20th birthday, as it was on August 6, 1991, that Tim Berners-Lee first posted a project-summary, using Hypertext Mark-Up Language (HTML), on a computer network that utilized a so-called web of hyperlinks, various media outlets reported. On that date, CNET's Devin Brown reported Saturday, the World Wide Web (W3) "made its debut as a publicly available service on the Internet." Berners-Lee, who was born in London on June 8, 1955, is credited as the...

2010-06-29 06:35:00

Relying on origami techniques, researchers show programmable matter folding into a boat- or plane-shape "More than meets the eye" may soon become more than just a tagline for a line of popular robotic toys. Researchers at Harvard and MIT have reshaped the landscape of programmable matter by devising self-folding sheets that rely on the ancient art of origami. Called programmable matter by folding, the team demonstrated how a single thin sheet composed of interconnected triangular sections...

2010-02-17 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Meraki, the cloud-based wireless networking company, today announced that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) in Cambridge, MA, has selected Meraki to provide reliable, high-performance Wi-Fi coverage in the Ray and Maria Stata Center. Also known at MIT as Building 32, the Stata Center is a 720,000 sq. ft. facility that houses MIT CSAIL, the Laboratory for Information and...

2009-12-02 09:48:02

Will address nation's most pressing cyber threats Northrop Grumman Corporation has invited three of the nation's leading cybersecurity research institutions, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon and Purdue University to join a newly formed Cybersecurity Research Consortium to advance research in this field and develop solutions to counter the complex cyber threats facing our economy, freedom of information, and national security. The announcement was made December 1 in...

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