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Socioeconomic background linked to reading improvement

June 11, 2017

Socioeconomic background linked to reading improvement

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

About 20 percent of children in the United States have difficulty learning to read, and educators have devised a variety of interventions to try to help them. Not every program helps every student, however, in part because the origins of their struggles are not identical.

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Giving robots a sense of touch

June 4, 2017

Giving robots a sense of touch

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Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office

Eight years ago, Ted Adelson’s research group at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) unveiled a new sensor technology, called GelSight, that uses physical contact with an object to provide a remarkably detailed 3-D map of its surface.

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