Monday, May 10, 2010

MIT Media Lab to Handle Chaos, Meshing Ideas: Review


"As I pondered a 12-legged robot in the new Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, I marveled at how architect Fumihiko Maki, who creates buildings of elegant, serene dignity, accommodated the messy endeavors here.

As academic research goes, it doesn’t get more untidily free-form. I watched researchers with little finger extensions project data onto a screen and manipulate it. A video showed a man bounding along a sidewalk with scarily flexing poles attached at his feet and waist, an experimental exoskeleton intended to augment failed legs."

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