MIT's sensor-packed glove helps AI identify objects by touch
Friday, May 31, 2019, 6:27 PM
MIT researchers have created a "scalable tactile glove" (STAG) that carries over 550 tiny sensors which help AI identify objects through touch alone, for about $10. STAG's system predicted each object's identity on touch alone with up to 76% accuracy when trained on a dataset of 26 objects. It was able to predict most objects' weight within about 60 grams.
First-ever 'Star Trek plane' with no moving parts built
Friday, November 23, 2018, 7:59 PM
MIT scientists have built and flown the first-ever Star Trek-inspired plane with no moving parts, paving the way for quieter, simpler aircraft with no combustion emissions. Instead of propellers, the light aircraft is powered by an "ionic wind" a silent but mighty flow of ions, which generates enough thrust to propel the plane over a sustained, steady flight.