Physics-Based Engineering and the Machine-Learning “Black Box” Problem

Per Mary Beth Gallagher, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering January 16, 2022 IN WITH 2.C161, George Barbastathis shows how mechanical engineers can use their knowledge of physical systems to keep algorithms under control and develop more accurate predictions. Machine learning algorithms are often called “black box”. Once the data is put into the algorithm, it … Read more

Perseverance Has Run Into a Problem on Mars: Pebbles

A small pile of pebbles interferes with the work of the Perseverance Mars rover. The rover, which is collecting rock samples for a possible return to Earth, began the ordeal on Dec. 29, after pulling a core out of a rock the mission team called “Issole.” According to a NASA blog, the problem occurred in … Read more