This Software Can Unwarp Your Friends’ Distorted Faces in Wide Angle Smartphone Photos

The wide-angle camera lenses that have become more prevalent in smartphones are great for capturing shots of large groups of people – assuming you’re not one of the people near the edges or corners of the photo whose face ends up getting unflatteringly warped. Computational photography researchers have come up with a solution that can automatically fix distorted faces, without affecting the rest of the photo. Read More >>

Ingenious AI Converts Images of Food Into a List of Ingredients

Researchers at MIT have developed deep-learning algorithm that can compile a list of ingredients and even recommend recipes after looking at photos of food. The artificially intelligent system still needs some fine tuning, but this tool could eventually help us learn to cook, count calories, and track our eating habits. Read More >>

This Wireless Wall Device Will Literally Monitor Your Every Step

For years, we’ve been told that strapping a fitness tracker to your wrist is a great way to track your physical activity and fitness level. But researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have come up with a non-invasive, non-wearable way to do the same thing—and more accurately—using invisible wireless signals. Read More >>

You Can Shame This Robot With Your Mind When It Screws Up

Like a dog obsessively watching its owners for signs it’s a good pup, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Boston University are now using mind-mapping techniques to help train robots to perform tasks correctly. Read More >>

Crowded Wi-fi Networks Could Soon Get Three Times Faster

That feeling of wanting to smash your smartphone while connected to an over-crowded and impossibly sluggish public wi-fi network might soon be gone as researchers at MIT have come up with a way to boost wireless network speeds by cleverly coordinating multiple routers. Read More >>

Spoiler Alert: MIT’s New AI Can Predict What Will Happen Next in a Video

Do you get squeamish when someone dies on Game of Thrones? Or maybe you’re worried your favourite character is about to get killed, and you can’t bear to watch. Researchers at MIT have developed an algorithm that can predict what’s going to happen next in a video, giving you an opportunity to look away first. Read More >>

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This 3D Printer Makes Robots That Can Walk Away as Soon as They’re Done

Bringing the world one step closer to having real-life replicators like Star Trek promised, researchers at MIT’s CSAIL lab have developed a new 3D printing technique that allows fully-functional robots to be created in a single print run. Add a motor and battery, and they’re able to walk right out of the 3D printer. Read More >>

To Make Robot Hands More Human, MIT Built These Softer, Smarter Fingers

It’s easy to forget how amazing the dexterity and anatomy of our own hands are – until you learn how difficult they are to replicate for machines. MIT has made big strides in robotic hands this year, and now it’s published a new one. Read More >>

Watch and Squirm as This Robot Tentacle Snakes Through a Fake Pipe

It must be 'let's creep out the populous' month over at MIT because in addition to revealing the school's untethered robot cheetah today, there's another video showing the latest progress on its development of a highly articulated robot snake. Which is cool, because everyone loves snakes, right? Especially when they're extra unstoppable in robot form. Read More >>

MIT Scientists Say Humans Would Rather Take Orders From Robots

Welp. This is how it all begins. Bow on bended knee before your robot overlords. New research from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) shows (with science!) that when working in groups of three—two humans, one robot—us lowly bags of flesh and blood would rather the robot just take over. Read More >>