Adam Zewe

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Additive Manufacturing May 11, 2023

Researchers 3D print a miniature vacuum pump

The device would be a key component of a portable mass spectrometer that could help monitor pollutants, perform medical diagnoses in remote areas.

By Adam Zewe
Additive Manufacturing September 2, 2022

Programmable materials that sense movements developed

A method for 3D printing materials with tunable mechanical properties that sense how they are moving and interacting with the environment has been developed.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Robotics May 2, 2022

Easier ways to teach robots new skills

MIT researchers have developed a technique that enables a robot to learn a pick-and-place task with only a handful of human demonstrations.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Robotics April 14, 2022

Teaching robots to manipulate soft objects

Researchers have developed a technique that could enable a robot to manipulate squishy objects like pizza dough or soft materials like clothing.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Robotics March 14, 2022

Helping humans understand robots

Researchers from MIT and Harvard suggest that applying theories from cognitive science and educational psychology to the area of human-robot interaction can help humans build more accurate mental models of their robot collaborators.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Semiconductors January 19, 2022

Reasserting U.S. leadership in microelectronics, semiconductors

MIT researchers lay out a strategy for how universities can help the U.S. regain its former status as a major power in semiconductor and microchip production.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
AI & Machine Learning December 7, 2021

Artificial intelligence developed to understand object relationships

A machine-learning model developed by MIT researchers could enable robots to understand interactions in the world in the way humans do with artificial intelligence.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Robotics November 20, 2021

Giving robots social skills

A machine-learning system developed by MIT researchers can help robots understand and perform certain social interactions.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robotics October 22, 2021

Control system enables four-legged robot to manage uneven terrain

MIT researchers have developed a system that improves the speed and agility of four-legged robots as they jump across gaps in the terrain. See video.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robotics October 8, 2021

Using blockchain technology to protect robots

Blockchain technology as a communication tool for a team of robots could provide security and safeguard against deception.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robotics October 5, 2021

Robot digs, finds objects under piles

An integrated robotic arm fuses visual data from a camera and radio frequency (RF) information from an antenna to find and retrieve objects, even when they are buried under a pile and fully out of view. See video.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Additive Manufacturing September 15, 2021

3D-printed objects that sense user interactivity

MIT researchers are integrating sensing capabilities into 3D printable structures comprised of repetitive cells, which enables designers to rapidly prototype interactive input devices. See video.

By Adam Zewe