Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
Streamlining chip design
December 8, 2011Designers of mobile devices need to think hard about which functions to implement in hardware and which in software. A new programming language makes that much easier.
Peh named ACM Distinguished Scientist
November 28, 2011CSAIL principal investigator receives Association for Computing Machinery honor.
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CSAIL robots take center stage
November 14, 2011Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Principal Investigator Daniela Rus collaborated with modern dance company Pilobolus this past year to bring flying robots to the stage.
Oliva explores new ground in computational perception at CSAIL
November 8, 2011Neuroscientist looks forward to collaborative studies of visual perception in the brain and its computational applications.
November 8, 2011Advanced mathematical techniques enable AUVs to survey large, complex and cluttered seascapes.
David Clark awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by Oxford Internet Institute
October 25, 2011
MERS tackles the human-robot divide
October 11, 2011
An oracle for object-oriented programmers
October 6, 2011By automatically cataloging connections between software 'objects,' a new system orients programmers joining large software projects in midstream.
Smarter robot arms
September 20, 2011A combination of two algorithms developed at MIT allows autonomous robots to execute tasks much more efficiently — and move more predictably.
Increasing fuel efficiency with a smartphone
August 24, 2011A network of dashboard-mounted phones can collect data on traffic lights and tell drivers how to avoid inefficient stopping and starting.
Portable, super-high-resolution 3-D imaging
August 8, 2011A simple new imaging system could help manufacturers inspect their products, forensics experts identify weapons and doctors identify cancers.
The math of the Rubik’s cube
June 28, 2011New research establishes the relationship between the number of squares in a Rubik’s-cube-type puzzle and the maximum number of moves required to solve it.
Honing household helpers
May 25, 2011MIT computer scientists work toward improving robots’ ability to plan and perform complex actions, domestically and elsewhere.
Of minds and machines
May 9, 2011Final installment of MIT’s 150th anniversary symposia explores intelligence — both human and artificial.
Demaine’s artwork selected for Smithsonian exhibit
April 26, 2011Part of the 40 Under 40: Craft Futures exhibition, which will run starting in 2012.
April 13, 2011As part of MIT’s 150th-birthday celebration, computer science luminaries — many from MIT's faculty — gathered on campus for a two-day symposium.