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July 15, 2020

New model aims to give robots human-like perception of their physical environments

Wouldn’t we all appreciate a little help around the house, especially if that help came in the form of a smart, adaptable, uncomplaining robot? Sure, there are the one-trick Roombas of the appliance world.

June 29, 2020

Yury Polyanskiy wins the 2020 James L. Massey Award

It is our great pleasure to share that LIDS professor Yury Polyanskiy received the IEEE Information Theory Society’s 2020 James L. Massey Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in research and teaching by young scholars in the Information Theory community.

June 24, 2020

LIDS PIs represent MIT in team awarded funding from U.S. Department of Energy's ARPA-E for transformational energy technology

A Lehigh University team, led by LIDS Visiting Scholar Alberto Lamadrid (Lehigh University) and with MIT LIDS co-PIs Principal Research Scientist Audun Botterud, Senior Research Scientist Marija Ilic, and Professor Patrick Jaillet, has been awarded $2.5 million by the U.S.

June 9, 2020

Photorealistic simulator made MIT robot racing competition a live online experience

Every spring, the basement of the Ray and Maria Stata Center becomes a racetrack for tiny self-driving cars that tear through the halls one by one.