2020

2020-05-19 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes on LinkedIn that many of the changes effected by COVID-19 may remain with us long after the pandemic is over: "Observers have described the pandemic as … Read more

 

2020-04-24 • AgeLab director Joe Coughlin and researchers Chaiwoo Lee, Sheng-Hung Lee, Shabnam Fakhr-Hosseini, Heesuk Son, and John Rudnik hosted a webinar for members of the C3 Connected Home Logistics… Read more

 

2020-04-16 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on how COVID-19 may change urban moving preferences among older adults: It’s still too early to look for meaning in real-estate numbers, but it’s not… Read more

 

2020-04-13 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin and AgeLab Research Associate Luke Yoquinto write in the Washington Post on ageist attitudes and policies that are surfacing in response to COVID-19: The current… Read more

 

2020-04-02 • Despite the ongoing disruption to life worldwide due to the spread of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the MIT AgeLab continues to do research that seeks to understand how we change throughout the… Read more

 

2020-03-31 • AgeLab researcher Taylor Patskanick writes in MIT News on ways that intergenerational connection can still happen in a pandemic: While it might not be possible to connect across generations in the… Read more

 

2020-03-20 • As it turns out, making a vehicle that can operate itself, outside, in the real world, without killing its occupants and everything around it, is hard. That difficulty is compounded by layers of… Read more

 

2020-03-16 • AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin appears in a Forbes article by Janet Novack on the impact of COVID-19 on Boomers' retirement plans: Eventually, the economy and the stock market will recover and… Read more

 

2020-02-29 • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AgeLab, in partnership with Five Star Senior Living, held its first national OMEGA Summit with six Five Star Senior Living communities in the greater… Read more

 

2020-02-19 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bruce Mehler attended the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety as an invited delegate February 19-20 in Stockholm, Sweden. Cohosted by the Government of Sweden… Read more

 

2020-02-06 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer provides remarks for a CNN story on the deployment of a unique kind of autonomous car: The federal government has cleared the way for a Silicon Valley startup… Read more

 

2020-01-25 • The Times journalist Will Pavia tours the MIT AgeLab, interviews AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin, tries wearing AGNES, and meets some of the Lab's social robots. Read the full story via The Times.

 

2020-01-19 • Taylor Patskanick and Julie Miller presented research on student debt, intergenerational programming, and social robots at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference in… Read more

 

2020-01-14 • AgeLab researchers Pnina Gershon, Bruce Mehler, Bryan Reimer, John Rudnik, and Bobbie Seppelt were active participants at the 99th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting, presenting papers and… Read more

 

2020-01-09 • AgeLab Research Scientists Chaiwoo Lee and Bryan Reimer participated in panel discussions at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, on smart home technologies and autonomous… Read more

 

2020-01-05 • AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer writes in Forbes on whether the automotive industry should take a stronger role in ensuring the safe utilization of new vehicle technologies by consumers, with… Read more

 

2020-01-01 • New ideas, projects, and relationships stand on the horizon for the AgeLab as the calendar turns to a new decade - as well as the beginning of the AgeLab’s third decade since its founding. In 2020,… Read more

 

2019-12-23 • A futurist web publication titled The Atlas of the Future includes the AgeLab's Age Gain Now Empathy System, or AGNES, as a project that is working to create a better future: In 2020, for the first… Read more