A team of researchers at MIT have created a 70-pound cheetah robot that can run and jump on its own power. Developers hope the mechanics behind the battery-powered animal will help in the creation of new prosthetics and other technologies.
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MIT student Erica Swallow is finding out how unwelcoming the world of venture capital can be for women. She discusses her experiences with Sara Murray.
We have already outsourced our chores to Roomba, but MIT’s Cynthia Breazeal suggests we need to hire robotic-nanny. I have 5 kids and a 90 lb. dog squeezed into a Manhattan apartment, but do I have room for another robot? To answer this we need to look closely at Ms. Breazeal’s unveiling of “the world’s first […]
It’s summer. School’s out and for many of the students, the city is a playground. Some participate in internships but what if, instead of internships, you start a program where they can learn what it’s like to be an entrepreneur and start a business? That’s precisely what the New York chapter of MIT Enterprise Forum […]
Red Fish, Blue Fish, One Fish, Robot Fish – that is how Dr. Seuss is read at MIT. Unlike land-based robots, MIT’s flexible aquatic craniate is a “soft robot” that is “powered by fluid flowing through flexible channels” mimicking gills. This self contained power system, requires no recharging or even traditional batteries, so it potentially could […]
Within our first month of publicly launching Ministry of Supply in June 2012, we sold more than 6,000 shirts and gained 4,000 customers. Our company grew fast because it had to. We were an adolescent trapped in a baby’s body — we had to learn how to sprint before we could learn how to walk, and […]
Entrepreneur hopefuls need to take a close look at the university they chose to attend. The University Entrepreneurship Report by Accounting Degree compared funding and deals pulled in from the graduates from six universities. Combined, alumni from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, NYU, U Penn, and MIT raised $12.6 billion across 559 deals. While Stanford is […]
While popular media might think of a hacker as someone who breaks into computer systems, defaces websites and steals personal information, it turns out there’s a lot more to the term. Hackers were, and still are, people who like to take things apart, figure out how they work and share the knowledge that they’ve gained. […]
Each week we bring you a handy guide to just a few of the events we think should not be missed. On any given night, there are too many events. You can’t attend all of them and neither should you, unless you’re a career socialite. For the week of May 6th – May 9th, here […]
It was another busy week in Silicon Alley and beyond. Much of the past week was spent watching the latest activities in Boston stemming from the senseless act of terrorism on Monday afternoon. While nothing positive ever arises from a grotesque act of this nature, it was nice to see the nation unite to […]