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Engineers Design Robotic Replica of the Heart's Right Chamber
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Engineers Design Robotic Replica of the Heart's Right Chamber

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a robotic replica of the heart’s right ventricle.

Crowdsourced Feedback Helps Train Robots
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Crowdsourced Feedback Helps Train Robots

A reinforcement learning approach trains robots using crowdsourced feedback from nonexpert users.

Engineers Are on a Failure-Finding Mission
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Engineers Are on a Failure-Finding Mission

An algorithm developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers aims to identify potential failures in simulated autonomous systems prior to their real...

Using Language to Give Robots a Better Grasp of Open-Ended World
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Using Language to Give Robots a Better Grasp of Open-Ended World

The Feature Fields for Robotic Manipulation method helps robots identify nearby objects by forming three-dimensional scenes from two-dimensional images and vision...

Making Genetic Prediction Models More Inclusive
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Making Genetic Prediction Models More Inclusive

Computer scientists created a more inclusive, more accurate genetic prediction model by using computational and statistical techniques to study individuals' unique...

Shape-Shifting Fiber Produces Morphing Fabrics
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Shape-Shifting Fiber Produces Morphing Fabrics

The FibeRobo programmable fiber can change shape in response to temperature changes.

Helping Computer Vision, Language Models Understand What They See
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Helping Computer Vision, Language Models Understand What They See

Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other researchers developed a technique that uses computer-generated data to help vision and language models better understand...

ML System Based on Light Could Yield More Powerful, Efficient LLMs
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ML System Based on Light Could Yield More Powerful, Efficient LLMs

A team of researchers has developed a light-based machine learning system that could surpass the system behind ChatGPT in terms of power and efficiency, while also...

Superconducting Device Could Dramatically Cut Energy Use in Computing, Other Applications
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Superconducting Device Could Dramatically Cut Energy Use in Computing, Other Applications

A simple superconducting device developed by MIT researchers could help achieve significant reductions in energy usage by high-power computing systems and potentially...

A New Way to Look at Data Privacy
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A New Way to Look at Data Privacy

A new metric allows a small amount of noise to be added to models to protect sensitive data while maintaining the model's accuracy.

Computer Vision That Works More Like a Brain Sees More Like People Do
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Computer Vision That Works More Like a Brain Sees More Like People Do

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers trained an artificial neural network to function like the brain's inferior temporal cortex to improve computer...

Researchers Grow Precise Arrays of nanoLEDs
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Researchers Grow Precise Arrays of nanoLEDs

A new technique produces perovskite nanocrystals right where they are needed, so the exceedingly delicate materials can be integrated into nanoscale devices.

Researchers Develop New Source of Quantum Light
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Researchers Develop New Source of Quantum Light

The device emits a stream of single photons and could provide a basis for optical quantum computers.

Atlas of Human Brain Blood Vessels Highlights Changes in Alzheimer's Disease
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Atlas of Human Brain Blood Vessels Highlights Changes in Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists created a molecular atlas of human brain blood vessels to highlight Alzheimer's disease-related changes across six regions.

Probabilistic AI That Knows How Well It's Working
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Probabilistic AI That Knows How Well It's Working

A new technique produces artificial intelligence (AI) inference algorithms that can generate explanations for data and calculate their accuracy.

3-D Printing Strengthens Material for Energy and Propulsion Applications
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3-D Printing Strengthens Material for Energy and Propulsion Applications

A research team led by engineers at MIT developed a new 3D printing method for strengthening materials.

Training Machines to Learn More Like Humans Do
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Training Machines to Learn More Like Humans Do

Scientists found computer vision models can be trained to produce more stable, predictable visual representations, similar to those humans learn through perceptual...

 Researchers 3D-Print Miniature Vacuum Pump
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Researchers 3D-Print Miniature Vacuum Pump

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers three-dimensionally (3D)-printed a miniature peristaltic pump, in a step toward producing inexpensive mobile mass...

Four-Legged Robotic System for Playing Soccer on Various Terrains
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Four-Legged Robotic System for Playing Soccer on Various Terrains

The four-legged DribbleBot robot developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers can dribble soccer balls using onboard sensors, computing, and reinforcement...

Scientists Use Computational Modeling to Design 'Ultrastable' Materials
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Scientists Use Computational Modeling to Design 'Ultrastable' Materials

A new computational model may be used to predict which metal-organic framework structures will be most stable for a given application.
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