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September 7, 2015

Sanjoy Mitter Elected Foreign Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering

The Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), founded in 1987, comprises India’s most distinguished engineers, engineer-scientists and technologists covering the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines.

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September 1, 2015

Self-driving golf carts

At the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in September, members of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) and their colleagues will describe an experiment conducted over six days at a large public garden in Singapore, in which self-driving golf cart

Photo of PR2 bartender-bot.

August 10, 2015

Robots collaborate to deliver meds, supplies, and even drinks

If companies like Amazon and Google have their way, soon enough we will have robots air-dropping supplies from the sky. But is our software where it needs to be to move and deliver goods in the real world?

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July 10, 2015

What buyers want

U.S. retail chains often rely on intuition in choosing which products, from a vast inventory, will sell best at stores across the nation.

Munther Dahleh

April 8, 2015

Deans announce new Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

What do data scientists and social scientists have in common? Not nearly enough — yet.

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November 14, 2014

Recommendation Theory

Devavrat Shah’s group at MIT’s Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) specializes in analyzing how social networks process information.

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