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  • November 18, 2013
    This is a video demonstration of MIT Media Lab's inFORM Shape Display. It's like one of those novelty pins-and-needle art displays you press your hand or face into, except you're doing it from far away using a Kinect (so it's not very much like one of those at all). Still, it... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2013
    Note: I know that picture looks boring as hell but if you skip around in the video it is actually kind of neat to see the cubes move around and connect. First WildCat the running robotic predator, and now MIT's M-Block swarmbots, a bunch of cube-shaped robots that are "self-as... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2013
    Because what good is science fiction if we can't eventually make the technology real, scientists at Harvard and MIT have created a new form of matter that behaves similar to a lightsaber. Heck yeah! *turns off light swinging yardstick with a bunch of glowsticks taped to it* ... / Continue →
  • August 1, 2012
    This is some video captured by a group of human-haters at MIT who have programmed a model airplane to be able to autonomously avoid obstacles by pitching and rolling itself to safety. Watching the thing move in real-time is nuts because that thing adjusts itself FAST. Way fas... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2011
    Seen here giving the camera their best serious but cool, MIT researchers Andreas Velten and Ramesh Raskar pose in front of a Coke bottle filled with highlighter fluid or something. I don't know, physics and I don't always get along. That's how I'm able to levitate. Just kidd... / Continue →
  • November 16, 2011
    Researchers at MIT have created a computer chip that emulates the way the human brain responds to learning, heralding the future of artificial intelligence and, undoubtedly, humanity's demise. *drinking the Kool-Aid* Robots will never take me alive! "You forgot to add poison... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2011
    Bro I could see those chops through 20-feet of solid steel -- blindfolded. Researchers at MIT have developed a way to crappily see through walls using amplified radar signals. Amplified radar? That has superpowers written all over it! "Actually it says, WARNING: RADIO FREQU... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2011
    Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab enabled an artificial intelligence system to read the instruction manual for the simulation game 'Civilization' so that it could play the game better. Aaaaaaaand now it does (with a jump in win-rate from 46%... / Continue →
  • January 5, 2011
    Some "geniuses" at MIT have developed a computerized toothpaste dispenser that mixes a different tasting toothpaste in accordance with the day's weather. I swear -- what will they think of next? SPOILER: some kind of stupid f***ing robot. The toothpaste is called "Tastes Lik... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2009
    MIT, a school best known for not accepting me despite two super-sweet essays and several threatening phone calls, is now developing a robot companion for drivers. Why? Because we need more distractions in the car. AIDA (Affective Intelligent Driving Agent) communicates with ... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2009
    The brainiacs at MIT have gone and created a 'sixth sense' device, which is basically a smart phone/camera/projector combo small enough to be worn on your face like my fist. KA-POW! Also, it does stuff, and won't leave you bruised. The device...can turn any surface into a to... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2009
    TOFU is a meat-free robot that looks and acts like a penguin crossed with a Furby crossed with my ex-girlfriend's muff (which I DID see once when I walked in on her in the shower -- score!) Developed at the MIT Media Lab, the little bastard dances to music and has OLED eyes th... / Continue →
  • May 6, 2008
    The Verb for Shoe "smart shoe" has been in the works since 2004. It was developed by MIT spinoff company VectraSense and they're finally accepting preorders. What do you get for your $700? An embedded computer that automatically adjusts the shoe to your feet, syncs with your ... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2007
    The 'Bar Of Soap' comes to us from MIT Media Lab's Brandon Taylor and Michael Bove. The idea behind the device is that it determines its functionality based on the way you hold it. If you hold it like a TV remote then its little accelerometers tell the device to display the a... / Continue →
  • November 6, 2007
    John Maeda, of MIT Media Lab fame got together with Reebok (not sexually) to develop a new shoe. John is well known (by some) for his math and design skills, and the resulting shoe, the Timetanium, is the resulting hybrid of these two fields. Only 100 pairs are being made, an... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2007
    MIT Media Lab's Counter Intelligence Group (which is appropriate because this thing is definitely counter intelligent) came up with this Dishmaker prototype. Sure it looks like a big metal piece of crap with lots of exposed wires and a power strip, but it makes dishes. It hol... / Continue →
  • August 20, 2007
    Those MIT geeks are at it again, this time developing a robot that is supposed to help you watch your weight and make healthier dietary choices. She interacts with you via touchscreen, where you can input the foods you've eaten, look up recipes, etc. She keeps track of your f... / Continue →