Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT

Through August 12, 2018

Robots and Beyond shares the results of decades of Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovation at MIT. Explore the ideas that shaped AI and the birth of robotics, fields that are synonymous with research at MIT.

The world’s first AI research group began at MIT in 1959. Today the Computer Science and AI Lab, CSAIL, is the largest laboratory on campus. Robots and Beyond is a behind-the-scenes look at the inventive concepts and processes that lead MIT’s AI labs to great contributions in areas including medicine, underwater exploration, and entertainment.

Learn about tele-operated surgical robots, robotic legs, and socially intelligent humanoid robots that interact with their environments in human-like ways. See prototypes and other media that trace the evolution of some of MIT’s resident robots, including Kismet, Cog, and RoboTuna.

This gallery will close at the end of the day on August 12, 2018 to make room for a new exhibition, Lighter, Faster, Stronger opening in October.  Be sure to stop by to say farewell to our robotic friends before they head off for a well-deserved rest. And watch for an announcement early next year when some of your favorites return in a brand new home on the first floor.

Pictured: Minsky Arm, Created by Marvin Minsky