Robotics/ Artificial Intelligence

One-stop machine learning platform turns health care data into insights
One-stop machine learning platform turns health care data into insights Over the past decade, hospitals and other health care providers have put massive amounts of time and energy into adopting electronic health care records, turning hastily scribbled doctors' notes into durable sources of information. But collecting these data is less ...
An artificial intelligence tool that can help detect melanoma
An artificial intelligence tool that can help detect melanoma Melanoma is a type of malignant tumor responsible for more than 70 percent of all skin cancer-related deaths worldwide. For years, physicians have relied on visual inspection to identify suspicious pigmented lesions (SPLs), which can be an indication of skin ...
A robot that senses hidden objects
A robot that senses hidden objects In recent years, robots have gained artificial vision, touch, and even smell. “Researchers have been giving robots human-like perception,” says MIT Associate Professor Fadel Adib. In a new paper, Adib’s team is pushing the technology a step further. “We’re trying ...
Tactile textiles sense movement via touch
Tactile textiles sense movement via touch In recent years there have been exciting breakthroughs in wearable technologies, like smartwatches that can monitor your breathing and blood oxygen levels. 
But what about a wearable that can detect how you move as you do a physical activity or ...
Big data dreams for tiny technologies
Big data dreams for tiny technologies Small-molecule therapeutics treat a wide variety of diseases, but their effectiveness is often diminished because of their pharmacokinetics — what the body does to a drug. After administration, the body dictates how much of the drug is absorbed, which organs ...
Homing in on longer-lasting perovskite solar cells
Homing in on longer-lasting perovskite solar cells Materials called perovskites are widely heralded as a likely replacement for silicon as the material of choice for solar cells, but their greatest drawback is their tendency to degrade relatively rapidly. Over recent years, the usable lifetime of perovskite-based cells ...
3 Questions: Artificial intelligence for health care equity
3 Questions: Artificial intelligence for health care equity The potential of artificial intelligence to bring equity in health care has spurred significant research efforts. Racial, gender, and socioeconomic disparities have traditionally afflicted health care systems in ways that are difficult to detect and quantify. New AI technologies, however, are providing ...
More transparency and understanding into machine behaviors
More transparency and understanding into machine behaviors Explaining, interpreting, and understanding the human mind presents a unique set of challenges. 
Doing the same for the behaviors of machines, meanwhile, is a whole other story. 
As artificial intelligence (AI) models are increasingly used in complex situations — approving ...
Researchers’ algorithm designs soft robots that sense
Researchers’ algorithm designs soft robots that sense There are some tasks that traditional robots — the rigid and metallic kind — simply aren’t cut out for. Soft-bodied robots, on the other hand, may be able to interact with people more safely or slip into tight spaces with ...
System detects errors when medication is self-administered
System detects errors when medication is self-administered From swallowing pills to injecting insulin, patients frequently administer their own medication. But they don’t always get it right. Improper adherence to doctors’ orders is commonplace, accounting for thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in medical costs annually. MIT ...

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