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MIT Senseable City Lab

The real-time city is now real! The increasing deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics in recent years is allowing a new approach to the study of the built environment. The way we describe and understand cities is being radically transformed - alongside the tools we use to design them and impact on their physical structure.
Studying these changes from a critical point of view and anticipating them is the goal of the SENSEable City Laboratory, a new research initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Cesar Harada from Open_Sailing worked at MIT SENSEable city Lab as Project leader to develop a technology to collect the Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Currently the SENSEable city lab is developing SeaSwarm as a proprietary technology based on a super absorbant Nano-fabric, and Open_Sailing is co-developing Protei, hosted on Open_Sailing a fleet of Oil Spill Sailing Drones, two very different technologies to address the oil spill.