A new computer vision system turns any shiny object into a camera of sorts, enabling an observer to see around corners or beyond obstructions.
Rather than start from scratch after a failed attempt, the pick-and-place robot adapts in the moment to get a better hold.
Researchers demonstrate a low-power “wake-up” receiver one-tenth the size of other devices.
The three-fingered robotic gripper can “feel” with great sensitivity along the full length of each finger – not just at the tips.
Drawing inspiration from butterfly wings, reflective fibers woven into clothing could reshape textile sorting and recycling.
J-WAFS researchers are using remote sensing observations to build high-resolution systems to monitor drought.
Open-source tool from MIT’s Senseable City Lab lets people check air quality, cheaply.
A new system enables makers to incorporate sensors into gears and other rotational mechanisms with just one pass in a 3D printer.
By keeping data fresh, the system could help robots inspect buildings or search disaster zones.
Developed at SMART, the nondestructive nanosensors could have wide applications in agricultural science.
The device could help workers locate objects for fulfilling e-commerce orders or identify parts for assembling products.
Lincoln Laboratory seeks ways to build non-contact screening methods that can detect concealed explosives at airports.