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  • Dr. Srinivasan is quoted in the article "Device Lets Monkey's Brain Move Robot Arm" published on, October 26, 2004.
  • "Brain Cells in a Dish Fly Fighter Plane" by Celeste Biever in NewScientist, October 2004.
  • Dr. Srinivasan is interviewed for the TV program  "Uncommon Sense" by Junia Doan, June 2004.
  • Germany's GEO magazine featured work and achievments of The Touch Lab prominently in the article "Das Verlangen nach Beruhrung." World famous photographer Louis Psyhoyos was comissioned to take pictures of our experimental set-ups for the article, June 2004.
  • "Human-Machine Links could operate Robots" by Charles Choi in UPI Perspectives, May 2004.
  • Dr. Srinivasan is quoted in the article "Lifeblood for Manufacturing" published in the Boston Business Journal, April 30, 2004.
  • "Technology Foresight: Haptics - Reach out and touch something" by Robert Mittman in iHealth Beat (this article appeared in several syndicated media, March 2004.
  • Dr. Srinivasan is quoted in the article "Artificial Limbs Controlled by Mind Power" published in The Guardian, October 14, 2003.
  • The Touch Lab makes front page news in the article "The Internet's Ghost Touch" published in the Asia Times, Sept. 6, 2003.
  • Il Touch Lab makes news in Italy in the article "Toccarsi Online, Che Emozione!" PANORAMA, November 29, 2002.
  • Dr. Srinivasan makes front page news in the article "Virtual Hand Shakes The Weird Wired World" which appeared in The India Times, November 31, 2002.
  • The Touch Lab is featured in the article "Holding Hands, an Ocean Apart" published in the Boston Globe on November 5, 2002.
  • The Touch Lab is featured in the article "Internet Handshake Across the Atlantic" published in the Telegraph (UK) Oct. 30, 2002.
  • Scinetific American publishes the paper "Controlling Robots with the Mind" by Miguel A.L. Nicolelis and John K. Chapin, October 2002.
  • "Scientists 'touch' via Internet" appears on, October 29, 2002.
  • Dr. Srinivasan and The Touch Lab were featured in the news segment"Scientists 'touch' via internet" which aired on CNN October 29, 2002.
  • The Touch Lab is featured in the article "MIT and London Team Report First Transatlantic Touch", published in MIT News, October 28, 2002.
  • Dr. Srinivasan is quoted in the article "Send In The Roborats" published in TIME MAGAZINE, Vol. 159 No. 1; p.61, May 13, 2002.
  • Dr. Srinivasan discusses haptic communication in the article "Touch Improves VR Collaboration" published in Technology Research News, April 5, 2001.
  • The Touch Lab gets a mention in the article "Brain Power" in TIME MAGAZINE, June 4, Vol.157 No.22, 2001.
  • Dr. Srinivasan is quoted in the article "3 New Primate Species Found" in the Science Section of the Washington Post, November 20, 2000.
  • The MIT Touch Lab appears in the article "Seeking Computers That Can Feel" published in The New York Times on November 9, 2000.
  • The Wall Street Journal leads with the story "Could the Paralyzed Use Thoughts to Command Robotic Limbs?" reporting on the collaborative research of The Touch Lab and Miguel Nicoleli's Lab at Duke University, November 2000.
  • The Touch Lab is featured in the article "Charting the Terrain of Touch" published in the Smithsonian Magazine, Vol. 31, Iss. 3; p. 38, June 2000.
  • IEEE Spectrum developed an article on surgical simulation in which Touch Lab research was described.
  • Hands-on Investigator: Exploring the amazing sense of touch” by Richard Anthony, MIT Spectrum, Winter 2000.
  • “Bitte mit Gefuhl!” by Bernd Muller, bild der wissenschaft (a major German science magazine), Feb. 2000.
  • MIT Touch Lab research featured in The Lancet (British Medical Journal), 1999.
  • Lab Studies Human, Machine, and Computer Touch,” by Yvonne Carts-Powell, OE Reports, SPIE, No. 186, June 1999.
  • MIT Touch Lab research was featured in a TV program aired by BBC in November, 1999.
  • “Life in 2020,” Interview in a news segment aired by Channel 4 TV in San Francisco, Nov. 16 – 18, 1999.
  • Hand Research Spans Basic Science, Virtual Reality,” by Elizabeth Thomson, MIT Tech Talk, March 17, 1999.
  • “Feeling the Future” by Evelyn Strauss, Scientific American Presents, 1999.
  • “Feeling is Believing,” by Sidney Perkowitz, New Scientist, pp. 34 – 37, 11 September 1999.
  • Touch Lab research featured in Computadores (Portuguese news paper), 1999.
  • “MIT Touch Lab” profiled in MIT Research Digest as well as the main MIT web page (, April, 1999.
  • Article in OT News (for Occupational Therapists), April, 1999.
  • Technology News Program, Danish Public Service Television, April, 1998
  • “Device Brings New Sense of Purpose to Tactile Research” by David Kohn, CyberTimes (on line version of the New York Times), December 27, 1997.
  • The Magic of Touch” by John Yemma, The Boston Globe Magazine, October 6, 1996.
  • Radio interview for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), December, 1995.
  • “Virtual Knee Model Appears at Universities”, by Robert Kirsch, Orthopedics Today, November, 1994.
  • “Bionik” (TV Program on the human senses),German Public TV, July, 1994.
  • 12.0pt'>“Touching is Believing” by Debra Cash, Technology Review, March, 1993.
  • “In Search of Human Touch” by Ivan Amato, Science, Vol. 258, November, 1992. (The same article also appeared in Technology Edge, April, 1993

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