Particle robots

– [Narrator] A team of researchers from MIT, Columbia, Cornell, and Harvard Universities has developed computationally simple robots that connect in large groups to move around, transport objects and complete other tasks. Made of plastic, magnets and basic electronics each robot in this so called “particle robotics” system is almost static when isolated. Designed only…

Plug-and-play diagnostics

[WHOOSH] [MUSIC PLAYING] Researchers at MIT’s Little Devices lab have developed a set of modular blocks that can be put together in different ways to produce diagnostic devices for various functions, such as infection detection and monitoring. These plug-and-play devices are low cost, reliable, re-usable, and require little expertise to assemble. The components consist of…

MIT.nano: Innovation

MIT.nano in science and engineering you have to question whether what you’re told or what you see in front of you is what’s really there there may be something else behind it that you haven’t seen because it’s not in your view but if you dig deeper you maybe you’d find it my research is…

Backflipping MIT Mini Cheetah

– [Male Voice] Let’s try to make him jump. Go. (soft thud) – [Female Voice] Yeah. (rythmic electronic clanking) (repeated thudding) (leaves rustling) (dog barks) (rhythmic tapping) (soft thuds) (soft whirring) (loud thud) (soft whirring) (clanking and banging) (yelling) – [Male Voice] Go. – [Unison] Yeah. – [Male Voice] Go. – [Female Voice] Wow. –…

MIT Quest for Intelligence

[music] The usual list of great problems in science is the origin of the universe.., the structure of time and matter… the origin of life… But here we are after, “What is intelligence?” How the brain creates the mind. “What is consciousness? You know that’s deeper than everything else because after all is with our…

Glowing plants

[MUSIC PLAYING] By embedding specialized nanoparticles into the leaves of watercress plants, MIT engineers have been able to induce the plants to give off a dim light for nearly 4 hours. And they believe that with further optimization, such plants will one day be bright enough to illuminate an entire workspace. Imagine that instead of…