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MIT engineers replace chefs with machines at "world's first" robotic kitchen

MIT engineers replace chefs with machines in "world's first" robotic kitchen

Four engineers from MIT have opened a fast-food restaurant in Boston that uses mechanical woks to autonomously prepare meals in under three minutes. Read more

MIT develops technology to digitally program water droplets

MIT develops technology to digitally program water droplets

Researchers from MIT are developing a technology that transforms water droplets into programmable, interactive tools for entertainment and communication. Read more

MIT Press to Make Landmark Architecture Books Freely Accessible Online

A selection of out-of-print books are soon to be made available by MIT Press. Image © Niall Patrick Walsh A selection of out-of-print books are soon to be made available by MIT Press. Image © Niall Patrick Walsh

The MIT Press, in collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is set to digitize landmark out-of-print architecture and urban studies books published by the MIT Press, making them freely accessible online for discovery and research. Aided by a $157,000 grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, MIT Press are enabled to digitize a collection of “image-rich and intellectually prized architecture and urban studies titles” complete with the commissioning of new forewords for the works. Following the project’s completion, MIT Press intends to distribute a minimum of 25 titles for free on several platforms, including its own ebook service.

MIT reveals life-like soft robotic fish for documenting marine life

MIT reveal life-like soft robotic fish for documenting marine life

MIT scientists have unveiled a nimble robotic fish containing a camera, which can swim alongside real fish to capture close-up footage. Read more

7 Projects You Need to Know by 2018 Pritzker Prize Winner B.V. Doshi

Amdavad ni Gufa. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu Amdavad ni Gufa. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

Earlier today, B.V. Doshi was named the winner of the 2018 Pritzker Prize, the profession’s highest accolade. For the past 70 years, Doshi has shaped the discourse of architecture and urban design, with a particularly strong influence in his native India, through projects including private residences, schools, banks, theaters, and low-income housing developments. Here are seven examples of this work that exemplifies Doshi’s respect for eastern culture and his desire to contribute to his country through authentic designs that enhance people's quality of life.

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