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MIT to turn sky into dancing-umbrella light show

What happens when you give hundreds of strangers umbrellas fitted with multicolored LEDs? The sky gets groovy -- and maybe you learn something about networked robots.

By May 14, 2013

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Cryptography scientists win 2012 Turing Award

Association for Computing Machinery bestows its award on Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali for pioneering technology in Internet security.

By March 13, 2013

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Data isn't always the answer

Big data gets relentlessly hyped as the answer to any number of problems. But more data isn't always the needed tool.

By July 10, 2012

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MIT Sloan CIO Symposium takes on mobile, data, clouds

This year's symposium highlights the challenges of dealing with legacy while embracing new computing approaches.

By May 23, 2012

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Microsoft's Kinect: A robot's low-cost, secret weapon

Robotics engineers are using the Kinect motion-sensing controller, which lets people play video games hands-free, as cheap sensors to help robots "see" their surroundings and operate autonomously.

By December 6, 2011

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Doe-eyed Dreamer robot looking for friends

Dreamer, a Japanese-style humanoid robot built by Meka Robotics, was inspired by anime faces and puppy ears.

By October 15, 2011

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Willow Garage offers cheaper PR2, minus one arm

Get your one-armed PR2s for only $285,000. They're perfect for robot-human arm-wrestling.

By August 10, 2011

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Sweet! Bakebot robot makes cookies

MIT grad student cooks up a robot that can bake chocolate chip cookies from scratch. We're a little afraid to see how the trey taste though.

By June 13, 2011

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'Get Lamp' illuminates the text adventure game

Text adventure games may seem like ancient history but they have aspects in common with today's casual and social games.

By August 10, 2010

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Robotics meet origami in self-folding sheets

Thanks to scientists at Harvard and MIT, programmable electronic sheets can now fold themselves into shapes that any origami aficionado could appreciate.

By June 29, 2010