GelSight Mobile, the company’s handheld instrument, visualizes and measures the 3-D topography of surfaces such as fabric, diamond, and hair. Image: Courtesy of GelSight Mobile
Summer 2019

A Helping Hand

MIT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem boosts sensor tech startup

Researchers studying how machine learning will impact future employment have found that, in most occupations, humans and machines will need to work together because they provide different skills. Illustration: Niki Hinkle
Summer 2019

Reinventing Jobs

Researchers measure the suitability of machine learning in the workplace

A view over Kendall Square and the Charles River, toward Boston (2011). Photo: Les Vants
Fall 2018

Founders Forward

What’s driving the new generation of biotech spinouts in Kendall Square?

Throughout their time at MIT, students are encouraged to team up and pursue innovative ideas. Jessica Shi ’17 (left) and Charlene Xia ’17 work during their senior year on a prototype for Tactile, a portable realtime text-to-Braille converter. With four fellow cofounders from the Class of 2017, they are now beta testing their device in Boston. Photo: Lillie Paquette/School of Engineering
Fall 2018

Running Start

Students who hatch their companies at MIT are well-positioned for impact