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cel at the mit media lab


CELab research projects span the entire Media Laboratory and beyond, but initially will focus on five technological areas:

  • Innovative materials and design/fabrication methods for them;
  • New power technologies, including wireless, parasitic, and self-generated;
  • New sensors, actuators, and displays;
  • Self-managing, incrementally and limitlessly scalable ecosystems of smart devices;
  • Cooperative wireless communications, free of fixed infrastructure, from micro to macro scales.

An over-arching theme that runs through all the work is the co-evolution of design principles and technological discoveries, resulting in simple, ubiquitous, easy- and delightful-to-use devices that know a great deal about one another, the world and the people in their proximity.

[pdf] Download an overview of the CELab program. (PDF, 1 page)