Adam Zewe

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Researchers studied how temperatures up to 500 degrees Celsius would affect electronic devices made from gallium nitride, a key step in their multiyear research effort to develop electronics that can operate in extremely hot environments, like the surface of Venus.
Semiconductors June 14, 2024

Next-generation semiconductors materials designed to withstand extreme temperatures

MIT researchers are examining the properties of novel materials that could be used in semiconductors operating in extremely hot environments.

By Adam Zewe
Additive Manufacturing April 18, 2024

3D printer able to operate with unknown materials

MIT researchers are working on making 3D printing more sustainable by enabling printing with renewable or recyclable materials that are difficult to characterize.

By Adam Zewe
Additive Manufacturing March 11, 2024

3D-printed electromagnets at the heart of many developed electronics

The printed solenoids by MIT researchers could enable electronics that cost less and are easier to manufacture.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Warehousing March 6, 2024

AI model developed to streamline robotic warehouse operations

A deep-learning technique developed by MIT researchers identifies the optimal areas for thinning out traffic in a warehouse by breaking the problem into smaller chunks.

By Adam Zewe
Additive Manufacturing February 13, 2024

Researchers demonstrate rapid 3D printing with liquid metal

MIT researchers have developed an additive manufacturing technique that can print rapidly with liquid metal. See video.

By Adam Zewe
Energy, Power February 6, 2024

Self-powered sensor harvests magnetic energy

A system designed at MIT researchers could allow sensors to operate in remote settings, without batteries.

By Adam Zewe
Additive Manufacturing January 4, 2024

Portable mass spectrometer created with 3D-printed components

Miniaturized mass filters are a key step toward portable mass spectrometers that could identify unknown chemicals in remote settings.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
AI & Machine Learning December 14, 2023

Machine learning approach accelerates problem-solving for logistics, power grids, more

A data-driven approach using machine learning could lead to better solutions for tricky optimization problems such as global package routing or power grid operation.

By Adam Zewe
Additive Manufacturing September 27, 2023

AI-driven tool makes it easy to personalize 3D-printable models

Researchers have developed Style2Fab, which allows makers to rapidly customize models of 3D-printable objects without hampering their functionality. See video.

By Adam Zewe
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